LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calamos International LLP, a global investment management firm, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Calamos Emerging Markets Fund. Managing this Emerging Markets strategy since 2008 for investors in the U.S., Calamos is now offering the strategy as a UCITS.
The fund is the latest addition to the existing offerings of Global Equity Fund, U.S. Growth Fund, Global Convertible Opportunities Fund and U.S. Convertible Opportunities Fund of Calamos Global Funds PLC, a UCITS fund platform. These UCITS funds are available to institutional and retail investors outside the U.S. This new fund has already received an investment from an institutional client in the UK.
The 1.4bn pounds Sterling Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL) has allocated 45 million pounds (73 million dollars) to this strategy. Penny Green, Chief Executive of SAUL Trustee Company said: "We chose Calamos because their approach adds a new dimension to our Emerging Markets portfolio. They focus on revenue generation as opposed to where a firm is domiciled, looking at economies as well as markets. Also, they take a top-down view across a company's capital structure, rather than confining themselves to equities. Their robust approach to risk management is a good fit with our overall investment strategy."
The Calamos Emerging Markets Fund invests in a portfolio of companies that the Calamos Investment Team believes is positioned to participate in the growth of emerging economies and that the firm believes offers the best opportunities for capital appreciation over the long term. The strategy, available to U.S. institutional and retail investors since 2008, is a flexible, opportunistic approach allowing the portfolio to manage risk while seeking enhanced returns across regions, countries, market capitalization, sectors and security type. In particular, the investment experience and use of low-volatility equities (e.g. convertible securities) can offer the potential to participate in rising equity markets while managing downside risk in declining markets.
"We believe the key to consistent, long-term investment success is pursuing an optimal balance of enhancing investment returns and managing risk. The Calamos Emerging Markets fund shares this investment philosophy and builds on our extensive experience of investing in global markets and emerging economies," stated CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, John P. Calamos, Sr.
The investment process for the Calamos Emerging Markets Fund and each of the UCITS funds is based on a long record of managing similar institutional strategies and funds for clients around the globe.
For information about the Fund, including performance and strategy, visit http://www.calamosglobal.com.
Calamos and its affiliates are a globally diversified investment organisation serving the needs of institutional and individual investors for more than 30 years. Clients include public and private pensions, foundations, endowments, corporations, financial advisors, families and individuals from around the world who have entrusted the firm with more than $39 billion in assets under management as of 30 April 2011.
Calamos offers a range of global investment strategies- equity, fixed-income, convertible and alternatives - to work with clients' multi-asset allocation frameworks to help achieve the goals of their investment programs.
Calamos serves investors and clients around the world through Calamos Global Funds PLC (UCITS) and distributed by Calamos International LLP, London, United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit us at http://www.calamosglobal.com.
Source: Calamos International LLP
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Calamos Emerging Markets Fund is a sub-fund of Calamos Global Funds PLC, an investment company with variable capital incorporated with limited liability in Ireland (registered number 444463), and is authorised and regulated by the Irish Financial Regulator as an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities ("UCITS"). The Company is a recognised scheme in the U.K. for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but is not authorised under such Act and therefore investors will not be entitled to compensation under the U.K. Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Calamos Global Funds PLC has been established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between subfunds and is authorised pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2003 as amended. Calamos International LLP, is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, and is the distributor of the Calamos Global Funds PLC.
The Fund is offered solely to non-U.S. investors under the terms and conditions of the Fund's current prospectus. The prospectus contains important information about the Fund and should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the prospectus for the Fund may be obtained at http://www.calamosglobal.com, by contacting the local Paying Agent listed by jurisdiction, or through the Fund's Transfer Agent, State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited, listed at:
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