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Mr. John P. Calamos Sr.

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Chairman, Chief Executive Officer...

Calamos Investments
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, Illinois 60563
United States

Company Description: Calamos Investments is a diversified investment firm offering equity, fixed-income, convertible and alternative investment strategies, among others. The firm serves...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA , finance
    Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago
  • undergraduate degree , economics
    Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago
  • master's degree , finance
    Northern Illinois University
  • undergraduate degree , economics
    Southern Illinois University
  • M.B.A. , Finance
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • undergraduate degree , Economics
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MBA
    Benedictine University
  • undergraduate degree
    Drake University
  • master's degree
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • bachelor's Degree
    Illinois Institute of Technology
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Board of Trustees of the National Hellenic Museum
www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org, 15 Feb 2014 [cached]
John P. Calamos, Sr., Chairman
Chairman, CEO, CO-CIO, Calamos Investments
John P. Calamos, Sr. is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-chief Investment Officer of the firm he founded in 1977, which he took public as Calamos Asset Management in 2004. A pioneer in investment strategies and techniques to help manage risk, Mr. Calamos created a reputation for using investment techniques to control risk, preserve capital and build wealth for clients over the long term. He brings this same passion to preserving his Hellenic heritage and maintaining it for future generations. His motto is, "You do not know where you are going unless you know where you have been."
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Yanni serves as Chief of Staff to CEO John P. Calamos Sr., who currently is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Hellenic Museum.
Calamos Investments - Investor Relations - Corporate Governance - Management Team
www.calamos.com, 4 Dec 2013 [cached]
John Calamos
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John P. Calamos, Sr. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer John Calamos, Sr. founded our predecessor company in 1977. Earlier in his career, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and ultimately earned the rank of major. A pioneer in the use of convertible security investment strategies to help manage risk, he is the author of two books about convertible securities and the author of numerous articles about asset management and economics. Calamos is a trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, and is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. Calamos received his undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA in finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
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Calamos®, Calamos Investments® and Investment strategies for your serious money® are registered trademarks of Calamos Holdings LLC.
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www.sec.gov, 11 Feb 2014 [cached]
0001248580 CALAMOS JOHN P SR 2020 CALAMOS COURT NAPERVILLE IL 60563 1 1 1 0 Chairman, CEO & Global Co-CIO
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View our video gallery and find video clips of John P. Calamos, Sr. discussing market perspectives on CNBC, Bloomberg, Morningstar and more.
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Relationship Managers draw upon Calamos' vast resources to develop customized solutions for each client's financial situation.
Our wealth management service team includes professionals with experience in investment advisory, asset management, trust and estate law, financial and tax planning, research and analytics, and operations. Our number one goal is to protect and build our clients' wealth as we would our own.
Our Team John P. Calamos, Sr.
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During a distinguished investment career spanning more than 40 years, John P. Calamos, Sr. has provided investors with innovative strategies for building and protecting wealth over market cycles. The roots of Calamos Wealth Management trace back to the difficult markets of the 1970s, when John developed breakthrough strategies which utilized convertible bonds to manage risks and enhance return potential. Convertibles were little known at the time, but John recognized the potential of these hybrid securities, which combined features of stocks and bonds.
However, John's investment experience began far earlier. The son of a Greek immigrant, John grew up in Chicago, where he worked in his family's grocery store. When he was in his teens, he became interested in investing and convinced his parents to entrust him with a portion of their hard-earned nest egg. From these early days, John understood that his investment decisions carried with them great responsibility. He saw firsthand the effort that went into earning this money, and knew the implications of losing it.
John's belief in the value of teamwork was solidified during his service as a member of the U.S. Air Force where he flew 900 combat missions during the Vietnam War, ultimately earning the rank of Major and a Distinguished Flying Cross. His early career molded Calamos Wealth Management's belief in teamwork.
John's experience in the military also solidified his belief in being prepared and disciplined. His philosophy is that certain risks cannot be avoided, but through preparedness and discipline, they can be understood and managed. This philosophy has been a hallmark of our approach to help clients build and preserve wealth over the long term.
Following his military service, John embarked on a career in investment management and research. Guided by entrepreneurial vision, he established his own company in 1977, which grew into a diversified global investment firm with capabilities in convertibles, equities, fixed-income and alternatives.
In 2004, John took his firm public as Calamos Asset Management, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLMS). As chairman, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer, he remains fully involved in the day-to-day and strategic operations. As a member of the Wealth Management Investment Committee, he participates in the portfolio oversight of clients and is actively involved with ongoing communication.
John received his undergraduate degree in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. A well-recognized pioneer in risk-management strategies, he is the author of two books: Investing in Convertible Securities: Your Complete Guide to the Risks and and Convertible Securities: the Latest Instruments, Portfolio Strategies, and Valuation Analysis Rewards , along with numerous articles in various financial journals. He is often quoted in the press and appears on television.
John is an active philanthropist and committed to promoting education. He is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology and Benedictine University and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. He has been honored for his lifetime contributions by the Hellenic Bar Association.
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John P. Calamos, Sr.
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John P. Calamos, Sr.
Chairman, CEO, Global Co-CIO
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John P. Calamos, Sr., is chairman, chief executive officer and global co-chief investment officer of the firm he founded in 1977, and took public as Calamos Asset Management in 2004. A pioneer in investment strategies and techniques to help manage risk, Mr. Calamos created a reputation for using investment techniques to control risk, preserve capital and build wealth for clients over the long term.
Mr. Calamos received his undergraduate degree in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Joining the United States Air Force after graduation, he served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War and ultimately earned the rank of Major. It was during his time in the Air Force that Mr. Calamos became intrigued by the risk management aspects of convertible bonds. By applying option price theory to the valuation of convertibles he was able to demonstrate the benefit of convertibles as part of an of investment strategy and began to attract institutional investors.
Mr. Calamos won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award for the financial services sector, Lake Michigan Area program for 2006. He is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. A frequent speaker at investment seminars and conferences, he has been often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies in Barron's, Fortune, Forbes, Pensions & Investments, Financial World, Nation's Business, The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC and Bloomberg Forum. Mr. Calamos has written two books: Investing in Convertible Securities: Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Rewards, and Convertible Securities: the Latest Instruments, Portfolio Strategies, and Valuation Analysis.
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Before joining Calamos, Mr. Baka was head of Fidelity Investment's Private Client Office in Chicago.
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