Calamos-focused growth ETF lists on Nasdaq OMX

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:07

Calamos Investments has listed the Calamos Focused Growth ETF (CFGE) on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

CFGE began trading on 14 July.
"Our decision to offer an active equity ETF – particularly at this early juncture in the market's development – is right in line with our history of anticipating the needs of investors and offering innovative solutions to satisfy those needs," says John Calamos, Sr, CEO and global co-chief investment officer of Calamos Investments. “We believe actively managed ETFs represent an investment option whose time has come."
CFGE leverages the firm's 25-year history investing in growth companies, and features a portfolio consisting of stocks in which Calamos has the greatest confidence of sustained growth. The portfolio selection process stresses company fundamentals, including a global presence, strong revenue and earnings growth, solid returns on invested capital and lower debt-to-capital levels. The fund also uses active management, blending investment themes with fundamental research.
"Nasdaq OMX is a pioneer in cutting-edge exchange-traded product innovations, often the first to market new concepts that change the way industry develops, manages and applies products," says Dave LaValle, head of exchange-traded product listings at Nasdaq OMX. "We are thrilled to launch CFGE with our partners at Calamos, and we appreciate their confidence in choosing the Nasdaq marketplace to trade ETFs."

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