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GLOBAL CONVERTIBLE

Strategy Objective

A global convertible strategy that leverages Calamos’ capital structure research by investing predominantly in a portfolio of global convertible securities, in order to generate consistent alpha and manage downside volatility. The strategy seeks to outperform the BofA Merrill Lynch Global 300 Convertible Index.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • Proprietary credit and convertible research
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details




As of 03/31/16
Inception Date:
10/01/01
Strategy Assets*:
$263.4 M
Benchmark:
BofA ML VG00 - Global 300

Resources

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

Sector Weightings

AS OF 03/31/16
% of Assets BofA ML VG00 - Global 300 Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 25.6% 23.3%
Financials 23.0 20.0
Health Care 15.3 12.9
Consumer Discretionary 14.0 13.0
Industrials 12.2 11.2
Telecom Services 3.4 4.3
Energy 2.6 4.9
Materials 2.5 3.6
Utilities 1.4 4.3
Consumer Staples 0.0 2.5
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 03/31/16
Company Security Type Sector %
Wells Fargo & Company 7.50% Cv Pfd Financials 2.7
Bank of America Corp. 7.25% Cv Pfd Financials 2.6
Azimut Holding, S.p.A. 2.13% Cv Due 2020 Financials 2.5
America Movil, SAB de CV 0% Cv Due 2020 Telecom Services 2.4
NVIDIA Corp. 1.00% Cv Due 2018 Information Technology 2.4
Credit Agricole, SA 0% Cv Due 2016 Financials 2.3
Safran, SA 0% Cv Due 2020 Industrials 2.3
Allergan, PLC 5.50% Cv Pfd Health Care 2.2
Salesforce.com, Inc. 0.25% Cv Due 2018 Information Technology 2.0
Lam Research Corp. 0.50% Cv Due 2016 Information Technology 1.9

Characteristics

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos Portfolio BofA ML VG00 - Global 300
Assets in Strategy $263.4 million N/A
# of Holdings 110 299
Portfolio Turnover % (5-Year) N/A N/A
Average Credit Quality† BB BB
Median Investment Premium 17.0% 14.8%
Median Conversion Premium 32.1% 37.4%

Credit Quality of Bonds

AS OF 03/31/16
AAA 0.0%
AA 0.0%
A 10.6%
BBB 23.6%
BB 43.0%
B 22.5%
CCC and below 0.3%
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 423 26,543 1.6% 3 141
12/31/2012 476 30,580 1.6% 5 95
12/31/2011 957 32,777 2.9% 8 120
12/31/2010 1,119 35,414 3.2% 10 112
12/31/2009 816 32,144 2.5% 9 91
12/31/2008 427 23,522 1.8% 2 213
12/31/2007 39 46,208 0.1% 1 39
12/31/2006 30 44,725 0.1% 1 30
12/31/2005 24 43,805 0.1% 1 24
12/31/2004 21 37,975 0.1% 1 21
12/31/2003 14 23,840 0.1% 1 14
12/31/2002 07 12,892 0.1% 1 07

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-YearSince Inception (10/01)
Global Convertible (Gross)-2.15%5.67%3.60%5.83%7.58%
Global Convertible (Net)-3.62%4.27%2.47%4.87%6.56%
BofA ML VG00 - Global 300-0.43%5.92%4.63%5.76%6.48%
BofA ML VG00 (LOCAL) - Global 300 Convertible Index-1.89%7.31%6.08%5.54%5.83%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
                           Qtr Ending Mar 16YTD 20162015201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042003200210/01/2001 to 12/31/2001
Global Convertible (Gross)-0.44%-0.44%2.15%4.06%13.96%4.48%-0.94%13.34%32.98%-25.55%16.23%14.69%9.13%9.12%25.71%0.65%2.58%
Global Convertible (Net)-0.80%-0.80%0.58%2.61%12.91%3.71%-1.57%12.71%32.28%-26.02%15.06%13.52%8.02%8.00%24.45%-0.38%2.31%
BofA ML VG00 - Global 3000.37%0.37%1.36%3.65%16.86%12.55%-5.65%12.34%36.77%-27.77%9.81%15.99%0.17%7.98%21.18%2.11%0.53%
BofA ML VG00 (LOCAL) - Global 300 Convertible Index-1.09%-1.09%3.93%7.25%17.89%13.43%-5.66%11.74%36.33%-29.35%6.54%12.82%5.97%5.23%13.91%-3.51%3.14%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos Global Convertible Composite BofA ML VG00 - Global 300
Alpha 1.41% N/A
Beta 0.94 1.00
Standard Deviation 10.03% 10.03%
Upside Semivariance 5.01% 4.68%
Downside Semivariance 3.76% 3.98%
Sharpe Ratio 0.6226 0.5139
Information Ratio 0.3277 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. BofA ML VG00 - Global 300

AS OF 03/31/16

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Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $25 million
Institutional Mutual Fund (CXGCX) Minimum: $1 million

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Fact Sheet The Global Convertible 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 Convertible Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.