A Legacy of Success Spanning Nearly Half a Century

The Firm

John P. Calamos, Sr. founded Calamos Investments, the parent company of Calamos Wealth Management (CWM), in 1977. For more than 45 years, Calamos Investments has provided global advisory and wealth management services to institutions and select individuals and families. Calamos Investments’ unique investment approach combines a global traditional asset allocation framework and, depending upon the needs and goals of a client, access to a suite of liquid and private alternative investments. The guiding investment philosophy for CWM is the belief that the key to consistent, long-term success depends on achieving an optimal balance between return and managing risk.

Our clients receive the same thoughtful, informed and risk-aware guidance that has established Calamos Investments, globally, as a leader in alternative investment strategies.

- John P. Calamos, Sr,
Founder, Chairman and Global CIO
Calamos Investments
John Koudounis

Through Calamos Wealth Management, we are able to apply the investment principles of the iconic investor, John P. Calamos, Sr. to the financial futures of individuals, families and foundations.

- John Koudounis,
President and CEO
Calamos Investments

Smart Asset award

Calamos Investments Overview

  • $35.1 billion AUM*
  • 329 employees firmwide*
  • 83 Investment Professionals firmwide*
  • Dedicated investment management team for wealth management clients

Deep Investment Experience

  • One of the top 3 liquid alternative asset managers in the world
  • Recognized as the industry pioneer in harnessing convertible securities as a means to potentially mitigate portfolio risk
  • Dedicated investment teams across all asset classes
  • Global research capabilities with access to specialized private and public markets
*Information as of 3/31/23. Total represents full-time employees of the operating subsidiaries of Calamos Asset Management, Inc. Part-time employees and consultants are excluded.

Wealth Management Office Locations

Chicago office

Metro Chicago

2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL 60563
215 N Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Miami office


220 Alhambra Circle
Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134
New York office

New York

50 Rockefeller Plaza
Suite 1600
New York, NY 10020
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