General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 19, 2018

Using Convertibles for the Equity Upside and Downside Protection

Calamos Sr., John P.
John P. Calamos Sr. is Chairman and Global 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. 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. With 49 years of industry experience, Mr. Calamos is often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies, markets and the economy, and he has authored two books on convertible securities. Mr. Calamos received his B.A. in economics and an MBA 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. Profile
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TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the firm?

Mr. Calamos: Sure. Calamos Investments has been in the business here since 1977. This is