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Calamos Asset Management Inc Q2 2010 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Calamos Asset Management Inc (CLMS)

Q2 2010 Earnings Conference Call

August 5, 2010, 5:00 PM ET

Executives

John Calamos - Chairman, CEO, Co-chief Investment Officer

Cris Wasiak - CFO

Jim Boyne - President of Distribution and Operations and Securities

Analysts

Alex Blostein - Goldman Sachs

[Adam Beatty] - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Robert Lee - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Presentation

Operator

This presentation may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, the competitive environment and regulations. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.

Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, loss of revenues due to contract terminations and redemptions, our ownership structure, changes in market conditions and the economy, catastrophic or unpredictable events, unavailability of third party retail distribution channels, damage to our reputation, competitive conditions and core performance of our investment strategies.

For a discussion concerning some of these and other risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could effect future results, the forward-looking information and management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and, where applicable, risk factors in the company's annual and quarterly reports filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Good afternoon. My name is [Arona] and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the CLMS second quarter 2010 earnings call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise.

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