On the investment side, the biggest thing for me is that what I do every day at Calamos is structurally different than what a lot of my friends do at other investment management firms. We don't pigeonhole ourselves by only focusing on one type of security. When I research a company, I'm looking at the entire capital structure. That means I have to be able to analyze and value multiple types of asset classes to see where the best opportunity is.
In addition to bottom up analysis, I have responsibilities at the strategy level as well. I think this combination of individual company research and portfolio management makes the members of the investment department better investors which means we're going to do a better job for our clients over the long term. From a personal standpoint, it also makes the work much more intellectually challenging.
Steve K., Research