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John Calamos Sr

John Calamos Sr

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About John Calamos Sr

John P. Calamos was born in Chicago in 1940 and graduated with a BS in economics and an MBA in finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation and served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War and earned the rank of major. John is the chairman, CEO and CIO of Calamos Asset Management which he founded in 1977. He is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and has written two books on investing. Outside of fund management he enjoys piloting, golf and tennis.

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Citywire Rating: + rated


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over : 31/01/2017 - 31/01/2018

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 10.9% 3.8% 3.4% 2.3% 1.0%
2016 1.7% -1.4% 0.1% 5.1% -1.9%
2015 0.7% 3.9% -0.5% -5.4% 3.0%
2014 3.0% 2.9% 2.9% -3.8% 1.1%
2013 -0.9% 6.0% 4.5%

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Calamos rebrands High Income fund and reduces EMD exposure

US-based asset manager renames strategy to emphasise HY focus but opts to reduce allowable investment in emerging world.

Climbers in converts: four most improved managers revealed

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Equity veteran Calamos sets out performance revival plan

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Calamos overhauls strategy on global convert fund

US investment firm opts to solidify focus on convertibles market while also reducing requirements for global exposure.

Calamos readies corporate changes as former star exits

Investment firm unveils plans to increase employee-ownership while senior member of staff formally leaves.

US boutique replaces Calamos on equity mandate

Union Bancaire Privée announces change in management firm and planned overhaul to introduce mid-cap focus.

John Calamos: cyclical uptick could drive record converts issuance

The convertibles sector is nearing a record-breaking year for issuance and the veteran investor believes there’s more to come.

Calamos strengthens HY desk with double hire

Chicago-based investment firm announces appointment of industry veterans to team overseen by company CEO John Calamos.

Calamos confirms plans for long/short equity fund

Asset manager prepares to hand new strategy to recently-added specialist unit.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.