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Calamos Rolls Out Nasdaq-100® Structured Alt Protection ETF™ – June (CPNJ)

Calamos Investments has unveiled its new fund within the growing line of its Structured Protection ETFs. The Calamos Nasdaq-100® Structured Alt Protection ETF™ – June (CPNJ) is the second fund in the series to launch.

CPNJ is an actively managed fund with a net expense ratio of 0.69%. The fund aims to provide results that match the positive price return of the Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ). QQQ provides exposure to all the stocks within the Nasdaq-100.

In seeking the price performance of QQQ, CPNJ invests a vast majority of its assets in FLEX® Options that reference the underlying ETF’s price performance. Through these FLEX® options, CPNJ gives investors access to the performance of the Nasdaq-100.

Investors are 100% protected over a one-year outcome period.

As a Calamos Structured Protection ETF, CPNJ offers investors 100% downside protection over the one-year outcome period. The downside protection provides investors with a more secure means of accessing the Nasdaq-100. However, the fund does have a cap of 10.20% on potential upside returns received.

CPNJ resets annually, offering investors a new upside cap with refreshed protection against negative returns in the Nasdaq-100 over the subsequent 12-month period. If shares are held longer than one year, CPNJ can deliver significant tax alpha, as potential gains will grow tax-deferred and be taxed at long-term capital gains rates. Shares of CPNJ can be held indefinitely.

“With the Nasdaq-100 near all-time highs, CPNJ offers a simple way to de-risk while staying invested,” said John Koudounis, President and CEO of Calamos Investments in a recent press release.  “Our new suite of Structured Protection ETFs is built on our nearly 50-year heritage and expertise in delivering innovative alternative solutions, easily accessible to all investors.”

The ETF has launched after the success of the first Calamos Structured Protection ETF, the Calamos S&P 500® Structured Alt Protection ETF™ – May (CPSM). CPSM witnessed strong investor support upon its debut, exceeding $100 million in AUM in less than a month.

CPSM and CPNJ are the first of 12 funds in the Calamos Structured Protection ETF series to launch. Each ETF uses the unique Calamos downside protection strategy, and new funds will release monthly through April 1, 2025.

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Disclosure Information

Before investing, carefully consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-866-363-9219. Read it carefully before investing.

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund’s prospectus.

*The Calamos Russell 2000 Structured Alt Protection ETFs are currently reflected in an initial SEC filing under the name Calamos Capital Protected Russell 2000 ETFs.​

Investing involves risks. Loss of principal is possible. The Funds face numerous market trading risks, including authorized participation concentration risk, cap change risk, capital protection risk, capped upside risk, cash holdings risk, clearing member default risk, correlation risk, derivatives risk, equity securities risk, investment timing risk, large-capitalization investing risk, liquidity risk, market maker risk, market risk, non-diversification risk, options risk, premium-discount risk, secondary market trading risk, sector risk, tax risk, trading issues risk, underlying ETF risk and valuation risk. For a detailed list of fund risks see the prospectus.​

Additional Information

There are no assurances the Fund will be successful in providing the sought-after protection. The outcomes that the Fund seeks to provide may only be realized if you are holding shares on the first day of the Outcome Period and continue to hold them on the last day of the Outcome Period, approximately one year. There is no guarantee that the Outcomes for an Outcome Period will be realized or that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. If the Outcome Period has begun and the Underlying ETF has increased in value, any appreciation of the Fund by virtue of increases in the Underlying ETF since the commencement of the Outcome Period will not be protected by the sought-after protection, and an investor could experience losses until the Underlying ETF returns to the original price at the commencement of the Outcome Period.

Fund shareholders are subject to an upside return cap (the “Cap”) that represents the maximum percentage return an investor can achieve from an investment in the funds’ for the Outcome Period, before fees and expenses. If the Outcome Period has begun and the Fund has increased in value to a level near to the Cap, an investor purchasing at that price has little or no ability to achieve gains but remains vulnerable to downside risks. Additionally, the Cap may rise or fall from one Outcome Period to the next. The Cap, and the Fund’s position relative to it, should be considered before investing in the Fund. The Fund’s website, www.calamos.com, provides important Fund information as well information relating to the potential outcomes of an investment in a Fund on a daily basis.

These Funds are designed to provide point-to-point exposure to the price return of the Reference Asset via a basket of Flex Options. As a result, the ETFs are not expected to move directly in line with the Reference Asset during the interim period.​

Investors purchasing shares after an outcome period has begun may experience very different results than fund’s investment objective. Initial outcome periods are approximately 1-year beginning on the fund’s inception date. Following the initial outcome period, each subsequent outcome period will begin on the first day of the month the fund was incepted. After the conclusion of an outcome period, another will begin.​

FLEX Options Risk The Fund will utilize FLEX Options issued and guaranteed for settlement by the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). In the unlikely event that the OCC becomes insolvent or is otherwise unable to meet its settlement obligations, the Fund could suffer significant losses. Additionally, FLEX Options may be less liquid than standard options. In a less liquid market for the FLEX Options, the Fund may have difficulty closing out certain FLEX Options positions at desired times and prices. The values of FLEX Options do not increase or decrease at the same rate as the reference asset and may vary due to factors other than the price of reference asset.​

Shares are bought and sold at market price, not net asset value (NAV), and are not individually redeemable from the fund. NAV represents the value of each share’s portion of the fund’s underlying assets and cash at the end of the trading day. Market price returns reflect the midpoint of the bid/ask spread as of the close of trading on the exchange where fund shares are listed.​

100% capital protection is over a one-year period before fees and expenses.  All caps are pre-determined.

Cap Range – Maximum percentage return an investor can achieve from an investment in the Fund if held over the Outcome Period. Cap range depicted is the high and low cap rate over the past 15 trading days. Actual cap delivered by the Fund may be different.

Protection Level – Amount of protection the Fund is designed to achieve over the Days Remaining.

Outcome Period – Number of days in the Outcome Period.

Nasdaq® and Nasdaq-100 are registered trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by Calamos Advisors LLC.  The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability.  The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations.  The Corporations make no warranties and bear no liability with respect to the Fund(s).


Calamos Financial Services LLC, Distributor

Calamos Financial Services LLC​
2020 Calamos Court | Naperville, IL 60563​
866.363.9219 | www.calamos.com | [email protected]
2024 Calamos Investments LLC. All Rights Reserved.​
Calamos and Calamos Investments are registered trademarks of Calamos LLC.​


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