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GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Strategy Objective

A lower-volatility global equity strategy that leverages Calamos’ capital structure research by investing in equities and equity-sensitive securities of global growth companies, in order to generate consistent alpha and manage downside volatility versus the MSCI All Country World Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • Broader opportunity set to generate alpha and manage risk
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details




As of 03/31/16
Inception Date:
10/01/96
Strategy Assets*:
$668.7 M
Benchmark:
MSCI ACWI

Resources

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

Sector Weightings

AS OF 03/31/16
% of Assets MSCI ACWI Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 26.0% 15.0%
Consumer Discretionary 19.5 12.9
Financials 13.0 20.3
Industrials 12.2 10.6
Health Care 11.6 11.7
Consumer Staples 8.3 10.7
Energy 3.9 6.5
Materials 3.1 4.8
Utilities 1.3 3.5
Telecom Services 1.1 4.0
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 03/31/16
Company Country Sector %
Alphabet, Inc. - Class A United States Information Technology 4.6
Tesla Motors, Inc. United States Consumer Discretionary 3.3
Azimut Holding, S.p.A. Italy Financials 2.8
Apple, Inc. United States Information Technology 2.3
Anheuser-Busch InBev, SA Belgium Consumer Staples 2.2
Johnson & Johnson United States Health Care 2.1
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. Cayman Islands Consumer Discretionary 2.1
LinkedIn Corp. United States Information Technology 2.1
Priceline Group, Inc. United States Consumer Discretionary 2.0
NXP Semiconductors, NV Netherlands Information Technology 1.9

Characteristics

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI
Assets in Strategy $668.7 million N/A
# of Holdings 97 2,482
Portfolio Turnover % (5-Year) N/A N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $99.0 $8.5
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $185.6 $94.0
ROIC % 17.3% 14.3%
Debt/Capital % 34.9% 39.7%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.9x 2.0x

Credit Quality of Bonds

AS OF 03/31/16
AAA 0.0%
AA 0.0%
A 8.6%
BBB 25.7%
BB 41.9%
B 23.8%
CCC and below 0.0%
Unrated Securities 0.0%

Composite Summary

AS OF 03/31/16
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2013 1,287 26,543 4.8% 16 80
12/31/2012 3,126 30,580 10.2% 32 98
12/31/2011 2,923 32,777 8.9% 32 91
12/31/2010 2,572 35,414 7.3% 27 95
12/31/2009 1,609 32,144 5.0% 25 64
12/31/2008 1,073 23,522 4.6% 25 43
12/31/2007 1,558 46,208 3.4% 10 156
12/31/2006 1,011 44,725 2.3% 5 202
12/31/2005 573 43,805 1.3% 2 287
12/31/2004 308 37,975 0.8% 1 308
12/31/2003 116 23,840 0.5% 1 116
12/31/2002 36 12,892 0.3% 1 36

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-Year15-YearSince Inception (10/96)
Global Opportunities (Gross)-2.69%4.45%3.77%5.21%7.10%9.30%
Global Opportunities (Net)-3.44%3.65%2.95%4.30%6.14%8.30%
MSCI ACWI-3.81%6.09%5.79%4.63%5.63%6.10%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
                           Qtr Ending Mar 16YTD 2016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199710/01/1996 to 12/31/1996
Global Opportunities (Gross)-1.58%-1.58%2.20%3.88%13.58%7.93%-1.05%16.40%34.33%-34.45%15.63%17.32%20.81%10.38%24.69%-3.73%-5.34%-4.14%50.09%16.37%20.71%5.10%
Global Opportunities (Net)-1.78%-1.78%1.43%3.08%12.73%7.05%-1.93%15.39%33.13%-35.08%14.55%16.19%19.64%9.30%23.46%-4.70%-6.28%-5.09%48.66%15.23%19.53%4.85%
MSCI ACWI0.38%0.38%-1.85%4.70%23.44%16.80%-6.86%13.21%35.41%-41.85%12.18%21.53%11.37%15.75%34.64%-18.98%-15.91%-13.94%26.81%21.97%14.99%4.23%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos Global Opportunities Composite MSCI ACWI (USD)
Alpha 4.68% N/A
Beta 0.71 1.00
Standard Deviation 12.83% 16.08%
Upside Semivariance 8.86% 11.29%
Downside Semivariance 5.47% 10.54%
Sharpe Ratio 0.5459 0.2366
Information Ratio 0.4325 N/A

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Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million
Commingled Pool $5 million
Available for both qualified and non-qualified plans.
Institutional Mutual Fund (CGCIX) Minimum $1 million

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Fact Sheet The Global Opportunities 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 Global Opportunities Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
Managing Risk Using a Lower-Volatility Equity Strategy A discussion of the Calamos Global Opportunities Strategy which has historically provided strong excess returns versus the MSCI ACWI Index with less volatility; downside risk mitigation in most periods; and alpha generation throughout market cycles.