NAPERVILLE, Ill. and LONDON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calamos Investments has named Geoffrey Davis Senior Vice President, Head of Intermediary Distribution for EMEA ( Europe, Middle East and Africa) effective July 11, 2011. Mr. Davis will be based in the Calamos London office and will be responsible for Calamos' intermediary business in EMEA, managing the firm's existing client base as well as building new distribution relationships with investment professionals and financial advisors in the region.
Mr. Davis comes to Calamos from Threadneedle Asset Management, where he spent the last three years as Director of the Global Financial Institutions Group based in London. Prior to joining Threadneedle, Mr. Davis spent six years with Invesco in Milan, Italy as Head of Marketing and Communications for Continental Europe. He brings to the firm more than 13 years of industry experience. Mr. Davis received his degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
"We continue to expand both our institutional and UCITS fund businesses across the EMEA region. The evolution of our UCITS platform is a key growth initiative for Calamos Investments, and we recently added an Emerging Market strategy to our UCITS platform. Geoff's addition to the firm will also be valuable to our expansion efforts. He is respected among his colleagues and peers in the region as a person who has a disciplined approach to gathering assets, servicing clients, and generating results. We welcome Geoff and look forward to his contribution to our global firm," said CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer John P. Calamos, Sr.About Calamos Calamos Investments is a globally diversified investment firm serving the needs of institutional and individual investors for over 30 years. The company's clients include public and private pensions, foundations, endowments, corporations, financial advisors, families and individuals from around the world who have entrusted the firm with more than $37 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2011. Calamos offers a range of global investment solutions - equity, fixed-income, convertible and alternatives - to work with clients' multi-asset allocation frameworks and achieve the goals of their investment programs.