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Investor Demand Mounts for Diversified Strategies

Recent research highlights growing investor interest in diversified and fixed income investing strategies.

Findings from the CAIA Association show that investor demand for diversifying across strategies is seeing a surge this year. When investors were presented with a list of more traditional investment options, their interest in “other diversifying strategies” skyrocketed by 26% in 2024 compared to 2022’s numbers.

Investment demand for fixed income and long-short credit increased by 11% in 2024 compared to 2022. CAIA attributes this to higher interest rates.

CANQ: Diversified Equity and Fixed Income Exposure

The Calamos Alternative Nasdaq & Bond ETF (CANQ) seeks uncapped upside to the largest and most recognized Nasdaq-100® stocks, coupled with the income and diversification potential of bonds.

CANQ is actively managed and aims to provide investors with quality returns. The fund utilizes FLEX® Options to give investors access to leading companies within the Nasdaq-100®. This strategy is paired with diversified exposure to bonds and fixed income ETFs.

The strategy provides a singular, diversified vehicle for investors to harness the income and risk-mitigation benefits of fixed income while maintaining exposure to large-cap equities. Through the actively managed framework, Calamos has the additional flexibility to adapt to equity and fixed income markets.

Risk Mitigation is Integral to the Active Approach

The CANQ investment team applies de-risking strategies to provide stability to a portfolio. In addition to providing a monthly income, the fixed income allocation helps fortify the portfolio against downturns. All in all, the fund can provide a valuable baseline for investors seeking a diversified, well-balanced alternative to a traditional blended fund.

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Discolsure 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. It 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.  

Risks of investing in the Calamos Alternative Nasdaq & Bond ETF include risks associated with:

Authorized Participant Concentration Risk — Only an Authorized Participant may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with the Fund, and none of those Authorized Participants is obligated to engage in creation and/or redemption transactions.

Debt Securities Risk — Debt securities are subject to various risks, including interest rate risk, credit risk and default risk.

Equity Securities Risk — The securities markets are volatile, and the market prices of the Fund’s securities may decline generally.

FLEX Options Risk — The Fund may invest in FLEX Options issued and guaranteed for settlement by The Options Clearing Corporation (“OCC”). FLEX Options are customized option contracts that trade on an exchange. Still, they provide investors with the ability to customize key contract terms like strike price, style and expiration date. All while achieving price discovery in competitive, transparent auctions markets and avoiding the counterparty exposure of over-the-counter options positions. 

High Yield Risk — High yield securities and unrated securities of similar credit quality (commonly known as “junk bonds”) are subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risks.

LEAPS Options Risk — The Fund’s investments in options contracts may include long-term equity anticipation securities known as LEAPS Options. LEAPS Options are long-term exchange-traded call options that allow holders the opportunity to participate in the underlying securities’ appreciation in excess of a specified strike price without receiving payments equivalent to any cash dividends declared on the underlying securities.

Liquidity Risk – FLEX Options — In the event that trading in the underlying FLEX Options is limited or absent, the value of the Fund’s FLEX Options may decrease.

Liquidity Risk – LEAPS Options — In the event that trading in the underlying LEAPS Options is limited or absent, the value of the Fund’s LEAPS Options may decrease.

Market Maker Risk — If the Fund has lower average daily trading volumes, it may rely on a small number of third-party market makers to provide a market for the purchase and sale of Fund Shares.

Market Risk—The risk that the securities markets will increase or decrease in value is considered market risk and applies to any security.

New Fund Risk — The Fund is a recently organized investment company with a limited operating history.

Non-Diversification Risk — The Fund is classified as “non-diversified” under the 1940 Act.

Options Risk—The Fund’s ability to close out its position as a purchaser or seller of an over-the-counter or exchange-listed put or call option is dependent, in part, upon the liquidity of the option market.

Other Investment Companies (including ETFs) Risk — The Fund may invest in the securities of other investment companies to the extent that such investments are consistent with the Fund’s investment objective and the policies are permissible under the 1940 Act.  

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]  
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Calamos and Calamos Investments are registered trademarks of Calamos LLC.  

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