John P. Calamos Sr.
John P. Calamos, Sr.

Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer
44 years of investment industry experience

John P. Calamos, Sr. is Chairman, CEO and Global Co-CIO of Calamos Investments, a firm he founded in 1977. With origins as an institutional convertible bond manager, the firm has grown into a global asset management firm with major institutional and individual clients around the world. The firm is headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area with additional offices in London and New York.

Mr. Calamos has established research and investment processes centered around a team-based approach designed to deliver superior risk-adjusted performance over full market cycles through a range of U.S. and global investment strategies including equity, fixed income, convertible and alternative investments.

With 45 years of industry experience, he is often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies, markets and the economy. He is a frequent speaker at investment seminars and conferences around the world and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business Channel.

Mr. Calamos has written two books: Investing in Convertible Securities: Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Rewards and Convertible Securities: the Latest Instruments, Portfolio Strategies, and Valuation Analysis.

He received his B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation where he served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War and ultimately earned the rank of Major.

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Is Your EM Allocation Vulnerable to Index Vagaries?

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr., CEO and global co-CIO, takes a look at how emerging market indexes are constructed and explains why passive EM strategies, including passive ETFs, may be subject to risks an active approach can avoid.

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Why Growth Stocks Now?

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr., global co-CIO, explains why he believes growth stocks are especially attractive.

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The EM Sell-Off Creates Opportunities for the Active Manager

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses why he views the current EM volatility as a buying opportunity, where the investment team sees compelling prospects, and the enduring secular growth trends in the emerging markets.

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Let the Taper Begin

John P. Calamos Sr.

John P. Calamos, Sr. explains why he's optimistic about the longer-term impact of the taper on the markets and economy. He also shares his constructive view of growth and growth cyclical opportunities against the backdrop of global synchronization.

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EMs: Still More Good News than Bad

John P. Calamos, Sr.

The good news is that we are in a global market that provides opportunities around the world. The bad news is that we are in a global market, so whatever happens anywhere affects us all.

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Less Fed Intervention Would Be Good for the Economy

John P. Calamos Sr.

With 15 consecutive quarters of economic growth, a strengthening housing market and other improving data, investors are now increasingly focused on what happens when the QE (quantitative easing) party begins to wind down. I think markets are—as they often do—looking at things from a "glass half empty" perspective.

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Welcome to the Calamos Blog

John P. Calamos Sr.

On behalf of the Calamos investment organization, I would like to welcome you to our new blog. The goal of this blog is to enhance our ongoing dialog with you, and we look forward to sharing our perspectives on investing, the economy and the global financial markets.

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