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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 03/31/16
Inception Date:
04/01/05
Strategy Assets*:
$503.4 M
Benchmark:
MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth

Resources

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

Sector Weightings

AS OF 03/31/16
% of Assets MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 24.3% 12.2%
Consumer Staples 16.0 18.5
Consumer Discretionary 15.0 15.3
Health Care 13.5 12.1
Industrials 13.4 12.8
Financials 12.2 14.9
Energy 3.6 2.3
Materials 1.1 6.2
Telecom Services 0.9 4.1
Utilities 0.0 1.6
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 03/31/16
Company Country Sector %
Anheuser-Busch InBev, SA Belgium Consumer Staples 3.6
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Taiwan Information Technology 3.1
SAP SE Germany Information Technology 3.0
Tencent Holdings, Ltd. Cayman Islands Information Technology 2.8
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Japan Health Care 2.6
Baidu, Inc. Cayman Islands Information Technology 2.5
Diageo, PLC United Kingdom Consumer Staples 2.3
Pandora, A/S Denmark Consumer Discretionary 2.2
UCB, SA Belgium Health Care 2.1
KION Group, AG Germany Industrials 2.1

Characteristics

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos Portfolio MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth
Assets in Strategy $503.4 million N/A
# of Holdings 75 1,059
Portfolio Turnover % (5-Year) N/A N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $20.6 $6.7
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $61.0 $50.2
ROIC % 17.7% 14.1%
Debt/Capital % 29.1% 32.3%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.8x 1.9x

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 1,395 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 03/31/16
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-YearSince Inception (4/05)
International Growth (Gross)-7.13%1.93%2.58%5.53%8.05%
International Growth (Net)-8.04%0.97%1.61%4.51%7.01%
MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth-5.78%2.26%1.94%3.05%5.13%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 03/31/16
                           Qtr Ending Mar 16YTD 2016201520142013201220112010200920082007200604/01/2005 to 12/31/2005
International Growth (Gross)-4.29%-4.29%4.24%-5.10%15.75%15.14%-3.97%22.56%59.22%-47.48%24.06%23.31%23.42%
International Growth (Net)-4.53%-4.53%3.23%-6.00%14.74%14.08%-4.97%21.37%57.69%-48.00%22.85%22.10%22.51%
MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth-0.24%-0.24%-0.94%-2.32%15.84%17.05%-13.93%14.80%39.21%-45.41%21.40%23.96%17.31%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 03/31/16
  Calamos International Growth Composite MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth (USD)
Alpha 2.87% N/A
Beta 1.02 1.00
Standard Deviation 19.44% 18.30%
Upside Semivariance 16.87% 13.69%
Downside Semivariance 15.05% 14.33%
Sharpe Ratio 0.3481 0.2108
Information Ratio 0.5375 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. MSCI ACWI ex-US Growth

AS OF 03/31/16

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Strategy Vehicles

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