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INTERNATIONAL GROWTH

Strategy Objective

A non-U.S. all-cap growth equity strategy that invests in the common stocks of growth companies based outside the United States and seeks to outperform the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • High active share, high relative growth focus
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details




As of 31/12/15
Inception Date:
01/04/2005
Strategy Assets*:
$584.4 M
Benchmark:
MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index

Resources

* Strategy Assets reflect all assets that are currently being managed (collectively) under the Calamos International Growth Strategy.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 31/12/15
% of Assets MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 20.4% 12.9%
Consumer Discretionary 18.0 15.3
Financials 17.1 15.3
Health Care 14.8 12.9
Industrials 13.6 12.4
Consumer Staples 11.2 17.7
Energy 2.9 2.2
Telecommunication Services 2.0 3.9
Materials 0.0 5.9
Utilities 0.0 1.5
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 31/12/15
Company Country Sector %
Anheuser-Busch InBev, NV Belgium Consumer Staples 3.1
Pandora, A/S Denmark Consumer Discretionary 2.7
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. Taiwan Information Technology 2.3
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. China Information Technology 2.3
SAP SE Germany Information Technology 2.2
Naspers, Ltd. - Class N South Africa Consumer Discretionary 2.2
Chugai Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. Japan Health Care 2.2
Shire, PLC Ireland Health Care 2.2
UCB, SA Belgium Health Care 2.1
AIA Group, Ltd. Hong Kong Financials 2.1

Characteristics

AS OF 31/12/15
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index
Assets in Strategy $584.4 million N/A
# of Holdings 85 1,058
Portfolio Turnover % (5-Year) 64.0% N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $29.6 $6.7
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $61.2 $53.1
ROIC % 19.3% 15.9%
Debt/Capital % 28.0% 32.1%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.8x 1.9x

Largest Country Weightings

AS OF 31/12/15
Representative Portfolio MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index
United Kingdom 16.9% 12.0%
Japan 16.0% 16.8%
Germany 10.8% 6.9%
Switzerland 5.8% 9.1%
France 5.6% 5.8%
Hong Kong 5.2% 2.9%
Belgium 5.2% 1.4%
China 4.5% 5.6%
Denmark 4.3% 2.4%
India 2.8% 1.7%

Global Summary

AS OF 31/12/15
Representative Portfolio MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index
Developed Markets 85.5% 79.1%
Emerging Markets 14.5% 20.9%

Composite Summary

AS OF 31/12/15
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2013 1,395 26,543 5.3% 2 698
12/31/2012 1,660 30,580 5.4% 6 277
12/31/2011 794 32,777 2.4% 2 397
12/31/2010 332 35,414 0.9% 1 332
12/31/2009 241 32,144 0.7% 1 241
12/31/2008 180 23,522 0.8% 1 180
12/31/2007 540 46,208 1.2% 1 540
12/31/2006 332 44,725 0.7% 1 332
12/31/2005 158 43,805 0.4% 1 158

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 31/12/15
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-YearSince Inception (4/05)
International Growth (Gross)4.23%4.62%4.81%7.09%8.68%
International Growth (Net)3.23%3.64%3.82%6.06%7.63%
MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index-0.91%3.90%2.48%4.02%5.29%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 31/12/15
                           Qtr ending Dec 1520152014201320122011201020092008200720064/1/2005 to 12/31/2005
International Growth (Gross)5.44%4.23%-5.10%15.76%15.03%-3.98%22.57%59.20%-47.48%24.05%23.31%23.42%
International Growth (Net)5.18%3.23%-6.00%14.74%14.00%-4.98%21.38%57.68%-48.00%22.85%22.11%22.51%
MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index5.04%-0.91%-2.29%15.86%17.07%-13.93%14.79%39.21%-45.41%21.40%23.96%17.31%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 31/12/15
  Calamos International Growth Composite MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index (USD)
Alpha 3.30% N/A
Beta 1.02 1.00
Standard Deviation 19.26% 18.19%
Upside Semivariance 16.81% 13.56%
Downside Semivariance 14.85% 14.36%
Sharpe Ratio 0.38 0.22
Information Ratio 0.63 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Growth Index

AS OF 31/12/15

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Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million
Commingled Pool $5 million
Available for both qualified and non-qualified plans.
UCITS (Available in A, I, X Share Classes) $1 million

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Fact Sheet The International Growth Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
Performance Review A discussion of the Calamos International Growth Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
Finding Growth Opportunities in Non-U.S. Equity Markets A discussion of the Calamos International Growth strategy which has historically provided a focus on high-quality growth companies; diversification across sectors and non-U.S. markets; and strong excess returns versus the MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth Index.