NAPERVILLE, Ill., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Calamos Investments, led by John Koudounis, Chief Executive Officer, announced today that recently-appointed Co-Chief Investment Officer and Head of Fixed Income Strategies R. Matthew "Matt" Freund, CFA, has been named Co-Portfolio Manager on a variety of Calamos investment products. Freund brings more than 25 years of investment management experience and most recently served as Chief Investment Officer at USAA Investments, where he oversaw more than $140 billion in assets and led the teams responsible for the portfolio management of USAA's mutual funds and affiliated portfolios, including P&C and life insurance products.
John Koudounis stated, "Matt brings extensive expertise to a wide range of our existing portfolios and is already assisting us chart a course for the future as we address the evolving needs of clients worldwide. We continue to execute on our mission to strengthen our existing capabilities and set the stage for new investment opportunities in key arenas."
John P. Calamos, Sr., Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer, said, "At Calamos, we have a long history of offering sophisticated, risk managed strategies in support of our clients' needs. Matt's contributions will help us to continue that legacy."
Freund said, "For decades, investors have turned to Calamos Investments for innovative strategies. I look forward to working across asset strategies and contributing to the next phase of Calamos' strategic growth plan."
Freund joins the portfolio management teams as a Co-Portfolio Manager of the following mutual funds:
- Calamos Growth and Income Fund (CVTRX)
- Calamos Global Growth & Income Fund (CVLOX)
- Calamos Convertible Fund (CCVIX)
- Calamos Total Return Bond Fund (CTRAX)
- Calamos High Income Fund (CHYDX)
- Calamos Global Convertible Fund (CAGCX)
In addition, Freund has been named Co-Portfolio Manager for the Calamos closed-end funds:
- Calamos Dynamic Convertible & Income Fund (CCD)
- Calamos Convertible Opportunities & Income Fund (CHI)
- Calamos Convertible & High Income Fund (CHY)
- Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund (CHW)
- Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund (CSQ)
- Calamos Global Total Return Fund (CGO)
Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including U.S. growth equity, global equity, convertible, multi-asset and alternatives. The firm offers strategies through separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds, and UCITS funds. Clients include major corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individuals, as well as the financial advisors and consultants who serve them. Headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in London, New York, Miami and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.calamos.com.
*Calamos Investments LLC, referred to herein as Calamos Investments®, is a financial services company offering such services through its subsidiaries: Calamos Advisors LLC, Calamos Wealth Management LLC, Calamos Investments LLP and Calamos Financial Services LLC.
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