The Calamos Blog

Convertible Defaults Remain Muted

Convertible Team Perspectives by Eli Pars, CFA

Convertible default rates have remained low and stable over recent years. Co-CIO Eli Pars considers the direction of defaults going forward, including the prospects for the growth-oriented tech and health care sectors the convertible team favors.

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The Convertible Trifecta

Convertible Perspectives by Scott Henderson, CFA

Credit spreads have widened dramatically, equities have declined significantly, and convertible valuations have cheapened. A reversal in one of these factors could provide a tailwind to convertibles; if all three reverse, convertibles may be poised for a potentially powerful “trifecta.”

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CoCos Are a No-Go for Calamos

Convertible Perspectives by Eli Pars, CFA

Amid market turmoil, contingent convertible bonds (CoCos) have become the subject of negative press. Co-CIO Eli Pars discusses our standing concerns with what he considers “the anti-convertible bond.”

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Why Higher Quality May Mean Higher Risk

Eli Pars, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager Eli Pars, CFA, discusses issuance trends in the convertible marketplace. He also speaks to the potential advantages of investing in convertibles with a range of credit qualities.

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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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