CHICAGO, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calamos Investments, a global investment management firm, today announced the hiring of Jessica Fernandez as Chief Marketing Officer. Fernandez joins Calamos from Invesco Ltd., where she led retail and institutional marketing and strategy for North America.
President and CEO of Calamos John Koudounis stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Jessica to our team. We continue to execute our strategic plan for the future of Calamos, which includes attracting top talent. Jessica will apply her experience and perspective to help enhance our brand as we build on our deep and proud heritage, recent achievements and success as an organization. We are dedicated to offering innovative risk-managed products to help investors through market cycles, and she will work with us to deliver this critical message.”
“I brought John Koudounis on board in 2016 to collaborate with me to chart the future of our firm. Together, we have made tremendous progress in setting the strategic direction for our continued growth. Jessica’s goal will be to help us effectively communicate the mission and values of the Calamos brand to our customers and partners through end-to-end marketing efforts,” said John Calamos Srfounder, chairman and global chief investment officer.
Founded in 1977, Calamos is an active investment manager that specializes in strategies designed to help investors manage market risk and volatility. The firm is a pioneer in investing in convertible securities and liquid alternatives. Earlier this year, Calamos was recognized as the best overall small-cap fund family for 2022 by Refinitiv Lipper.
“Calamos is an extremely well-known brand with an impressive almost 50-year presence on the market. I am excited to join a team of such exceptional caliber and experience under the leadership of John Calamos and John Koudounis. Bringing my experience as a marketer to this iconic name and brand marks a significant opportunity,” Fernandez said.
“Jessica brings great energy, creativity and 20 years of experience as a marketing strategist to the asset management industry. She has deep knowledge of our sector and will be an invaluable addition to our team,” said Dan DufresneChief Operating Officer of Calamos.
Fernandez has particular experience in strategic marketing and execution across a variety of marketing functions, investment disciplines and business channels, including institutional, commercial, independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors (RIAs). At Invesco, Fernandez served as head of the Americas marketing segment. She has also held executive marketing positions at Oppenheimer Funds, Eagle Strategies LLC, ICON Investments and Alliance Bernstein.
Fernandez will report to COO Dufresne and be based in the new and expanded firm new York office in Rockefeller Center.
Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including alternatives, multi-asset, convertibles, fixed income, equity and sustainable capital. The firm offers strategies through separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds and UCITS funds. Clients include large corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individuals, as well as the financial advisors and consultants who serve them. Headquarters in Chicago metropolitan area, the company also has offices in new York, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Portland (Oregon), and Miami ■ area. For more information, please visit www.calamos.com.
*Calamos Investments LLC, referred to herein as Calamos Investments®is a financial services company offering such services through its subsidiaries: Calamos Advisors LLC, Calamos Wealth Management LLC, Calamos Investments LLP and Calamos Financial Services LLC.
SOURCE Calamos Investments