NAPERVILLE, Ill. and LONDON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lipper Fund Awards 2012 has honored the Calamos Global Equity Fund (UCITS) with six European awards. The fund received accolades in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Europe for its three-year performance in the Equity Global category. The awards were conveyed at various ceremonies throughout Europe in recent weeks. The Calamos Global Equity Fund has been available to non-U.S. investors since November of 2007. The fund is an actively-managed equity strategy investing in what Calamos Investments believes to be the best opportunities for growth across countries and sectors - globally. The diversified portfolio invests in equities from both developed and emerging markets with an emphasis on companies with a global presence, diversified revenues and quality growth fundamentals. Managing global portfolios for over 15 years, Calamos also offers this global growth equity strategy to institutional investors as the Calamos Global Growth strategy and to U.S. mutual fund investors as the Calamos Global Equity Fund (CAGEX). For more information on the fund, please visit http://www.calamos.com/en/Global/Investment%20Capabilities/UCITS/Global%20Equity%20Fund.aspx. "We are pleased by the success of the Calamos Global Equity Fund, which we feel offers investors a way to participate in several important global investment themes, including the growth of middle class consumption around the world and the increasing demand for technology by both businesses and individuals," said John P. Calamos, Sr., CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer. With an integrated investment team of more than 50 investment professionals, the Calamos investment process considers both top down and bottom up factors. From a top down perspective, the team monitors global macroeconomic policy and developments as well as secular and cyclical themes that can drive growth and create investment opportunities. In addition, the team conducts rigorous fundamental and quantitative analysis to evaluate the source, sustainability and risk of these investment opportunities.