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GLOBAL GROWTH

Strategy Objective

A global all-cap growth equity strategy that invests in the common stocks of global growth companies and seeks to outperform the MSCI ACWI 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 03/31/14
Inception Date:
04/01/07
Strategy Assets*:
$400.9 M
Benchmark:
MSCI ACWI Growth

Resources

* Strategy Assets includes assets under management as well as assets for which the company provides model portfolio design and oversight.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 03/31/14
% of Assets MSCI ACWI Growth Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 29.4% 16.9%
Consumer Discretionary 23.7 17.9
Financials 15.9 13.9
Health Care 11.4 12.3
Industrials 8.3 12.5
Energy 6.0 5.6
Consumer Staples 2.7 12.9
Telecommunication Services 1.6 2.1
Materials 1.0 5.1
Utilities 0.0 0.8
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 03/31/14
Company Country Sector %
Apple, Inc. United States Information Technology 4.7
Google, Inc. United States Information Technology 4.7
Novo Nordisk, A/S - Class B Denmark Health Care 3.9
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. Taiwan Information Technology 3.2
Amazon.com, Inc. United States Consumer Discretionary 3.0
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. China Information Technology 2.3
Schlumberger, Ltd. United States Energy 2.2
Naspers, Ltd. South Africa Consumer Discretionary 2.1
Swatch Group, AG Switzerland Consumer Discretionary 2.0
MediaTek, Inc. Taiwan Information Technology 1.9

Characteristics

AS OF 03/31/14
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI Growth
Assets in Strategy $400.9 million N/A
# of Holdings 90 1,419
Portfolio Turnover
%(Since Inception)
N/A N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $31.3 $8.8
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $94.4 $79.3
ROIC % 24.2% 17.3%
Debt/Capital % 21.1% 34.2%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.3x 1.6x

Largest Country Weightings

AS OF 03/31/14
Representative Portfolio MSCI ACWI Growth
United States 48.7% 47.3%
Switzerland 5.8% 5.4%
Hong Kong 5.5% 1.6%
Denmark 5.5% 0.9%
Taiwan 5.2% 1.3%
United Kingdom 5.1% 6.4%
Ireland 3.8% 1.1%
Japan 3.2% 7.4%
Netherlands 3.1% 1.5%
China 2.3% 1.6%

Global Summary

AS OF 03/31/14
Representative Portfolio MSCI ACWI Growth
Developed Markets 86.9% 0.0%
Emerging Markets 13.1% 0.0%

Composite Summary

AS OF 03/31/14
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2012 632 30,580 2.1% 3 211
12/31/2011 186 32,777 0.6% 2 93
12/31/2010 177 35,414 0.5% 3 59
12/31/2009 109 32,144 0.3% 4 27
12/31/2008 36 23,522 0.2% 2 18
12/31/2007 107 46,208 0.2% 1 107

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 03/31/14
1-Year3-Year5-YearSince Inception (4/07)
Global Growth (Gross)16.86%8.11%22.87%8.82%
Global Growth (Net)15.53%6.89%21.62%7.66%
MSCI ACWI Growth16.49%9.37%18.32%5.01%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 03/31/14
                           Qtr ending Mar 14YTD 20142013201220112010200920084/1/2007 to 12/31/2007
Global Growth (Gross)-0.21%-0.21%21.01%14.35%-0.78%26.62%57.33%-45.03%20.41%
Global Growth (Net)-0.49%-0.49%19.61%12.99%-1.74%25.50%55.91%-45.74%19.51%
MSCI ACWI Growth0.52%0.52%23.62%17.17%-7.04%15.49%38.10%-42.71%13.81%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 03/31/14
  Calamos Global Growth Composite MSCI ACWI Growth
Alpha 3.61% N/A
Beta 1.04 1.00
Standard Deviation 20.34% 18.97%
Upside Semivariance 19.17% 14.27%
Downside Semivariance 16.10% 16.03%
Sharpe Ratio 0.39 0.22
Information Ratio 0.75 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. MSCI ACWI Growth

AS OF 03/31/14

44605B

Strategy Vehicles

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

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Fact Sheet The Global 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 Global Growth Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
Finding Growth Opportunities Around the World A discussion of the Calamos Global Growth strategy which has historically provided a focus on high-quality growth companies; diversification across sectors and global markets; and strong excess returns versus the MSCI ACWI Growth Index.
Equity Valuation Process A review of Calamos Investments’ research process for determining a company’s business valuation and how Calamos research uncovers the economic profits of a company and how our research determines the quality of the cash flows, the return on capital, and finally, the equity’s valuation.