CHICAGO, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Calamos Investments, a global investment management firm, today announced the hiring of Jessica Fernandez as Marketing Director. Fernandez joins Calamos from Invesco Ltd., where she led retail and institutional marketing and strategy for North America.
Chairman and CEO of Calamos Jean Koudounis said: “We are delighted to welcome Jessica to our team. We continue to execute on our strategic plan for the future of Calamos, which includes attracting top talent. Jessica will apply her experience and perspective to help improve our brand as we build on our deep and proud heritage, recent achievements and success as an organization. We are committed to delivering innovative risk-managed products to help investors through market cycles, and she will work with us to articulate this essential message.
“I brought Jean Koudounis on board in 2016 to work with me to chart the future of our firm. Together, we have made tremendous progress in identifying the strategic direction for our continued growth. Jessica’s focus will be to help us effectively communicate the Calamos brand mission and values to our customers and partners through a comprehensive marketing effort,” said John Calamos Sr.Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer.
Founded in 1977, Calamos is an active investment manager specializing in strategies designed to help investors manage risk and market volatility. The company was the first to invest in convertible securities and liquid alternatives. Earlier this year, Calamos was recognized as the Best Small Bottom Family for 2022 by Refinitiv Lipper.
“Calamos is a very distinguished brand with an impressive presence in the market for almost 50 years. I am delighted to join a team of such exceptional caliber and experience under the leadership of John Calamos and Jean Koudounis. Bringing my expertise as a marketer to this illustrious name and brand represents a significant opportunity,” Fernandez said.
“Jessica brings great energy, creativity and 20 years of experience as a specialist in marketing strategies for the asset management industry. She has in-depth knowledge of our industry and will be an invaluable addition to our team. “, said Dan Dufresnegeneral manager of Calamos.
Fernandez has particular strategic marketing and execution expertise across various marketing functions, investment disciplines and business channels, including institutional, retail, independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisers (RIAs). At Invesco, Fernandez served as head of marketing for the Americas segment. She has also held senior marketing positions at Oppenheimer Funds, Eagle Strategies LLC, ICON Investments and Alliance Bernstein.
Fernandez will report to Chief Operating Officer Dufresne and be based in the company’s new, expanded office. New York office at Rockefeller Center.
Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including alternatives, multi-asset, convertibles, fixed income, equities and sustainable equities. The company 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. Based in the Chicago metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Portland (Oregon), and the Miami Region. For more information, visit www.calamos.com.
*Calamos Investments LLC, hereinafter referred to 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