Jim Baka, AIF®


Jim Baka is the President of Calamos Wealth Management and a member of the Investment Committee. With more than 27 years of industry experience, he leads the team in providing solutions for clients’ current needs and helping them preserve and grow their wealth for the future.

Jim oversees the team’s strategic direction and establishes key business initiatives, which guide growth and ongoing success. He also manages relationships with institutional clients, including foundations, endowments, nonprofits and retirement plans. He joined Calamos in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles across the organization, including the head of institutional services.

Jim earned his B.S. in Finance and Management from Arizona State University and holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation, as well as Series 7, 8, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. He is a member of the Wealth Management Advisory Board for DePaul University, the Board of Directors at the Rush-Copley Hospital, the Board of Trustees for All Saints Catholic Academy, Vistage International, and the Executive Club of Chicago.