Calamos Asset Management Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on July 23, 2004. It is an asset management firm that offers strategies to fulfill a range of asset allocation goals through a multi-team platform. The Company together with its subsidiaries provides investment advisory services to individuals and institutional investors through open-end funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, offshore funds and partnerships. The company applies an investment philosophy and proprietary process centered on risk management across a range of investment strategies, including equity, balanced, convertible, high yield, alternative, fixed income and money market investments. The Company currently offers four types of investment products that fall into the categories of mutual funds and separate accounts. Funds include its open-end and closed-end funds as well as its Offshore Funds. The Company includes the Offshore Funds in open-end funds for reporting purposes. Separate accounts are individual portfolios of securities managed to meet clients specific needs and include institutional accounts and managed accounts. The Company competes in all aspects of its business with a large number of investment management firms, commercial banks, broker-dealers and insurance companies. In the United States and other countries in which it does business, it is subject to regulations and laws at both a federal and state level, including U.S. federal, state and local tax laws as well as similar foreign jurisdiction tax laws.