2011 Milken Institute Summit
CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments
John Calamos is chairman, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Calamos Asset Management. Founded in 1977 as an institutional convertible bond manager, Calamos Investments has grown into a diversified asset management firm with major institutional and individual clients around the world. A pioneer in the use of convertible security investment strategies to help manage risk, Calamos is the recipient of the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the financial services sector, Lake Michigan area. A frequent speaker at investment seminars and conferences, he is often quoted in the financial press and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Reuters Insider and Fox Business Channel. Calamos is the author of two books about convertible securities and a regular contributor to many investment industry publications. A former Air Force major and combat pilot in Vietnam, he holds an undergraduate degree in economics and an M.B.A. in finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology.