One of 13 winners nationwide honored for promoting “equal opportunity for everyone” in financial advisory industry

NAPERVILLE, IL, August 05, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Calamos Wealth Management’s Anita Knotts is among the winners of InvestmentNews’ 2019 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Knotts, a Senior Vice President, is one of just 13 individuals chosen from over 160 nominations by a committee of judges.

In this awards program, InvestmentNews, a leading national source of news, analysis and information for financial advisors, recognizes individuals who inspire others from diverse backgrounds to join, flourish and bring their true selves to work in the financial services industry.

“I am honored to be recognized among a group of esteemed industry colleagues who are doing great things to advance equal opportunity within the financial services industry,” said Knotts. “I want to thank InvestmentNews not only for this honor but also for raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the future of our industry.”

Jim Baka, President of Calamos Wealth Management, said, “Anita represents the best within our firm; she has worked tirelessly over the past 17 years to help build our business success by applying diversity and inclusion principles in our recruiting efforts. In addition, she has long dedicated herself working in the community to provide thought leadership and lend her voice to diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

This is InvestmentNews’ second annual Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion recognition program. The program aims to tell the story of individuals and firms who have used their success, leadership skills and willingness to implement and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the financial advisory industry.

“Our 2019 Diversity & Inclusion awards and recognition program is intended to highlight D&I in financial advice and, more importantly, promote the proliferation of equal opportunity for everyone—regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and physical limitations,” said Frederick P. Gabriel, editorial director of InvestmentNews. “These individuals are great role models for the next generation.”

Knotts, along with the other individuals and firms making the second annual Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion list, is highlighted in the August 5th issue of InvestmentNews and online at She and other winners will be recognized at InvestmentNews’ Diversity and Inclusion luncheon on September 24 in New York City. To learn more about the 2019 award winners, visit:

About Calamos Wealth Management
Calamos Wealth Management LLC provides comprehensive investment and wealth advisory services to individuals, families, and small to mid-size institutions including foundations and charitable endowments. Services include investment advisory, comprehensive wealth planning, risk management, and generational wealth transfer, among others needed to meet the needs of its diverse clientele. Calamos Wealth Management headquarters are located in Naperville, Illinois with additional offices in New York and Florida. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calamos Investments LLC. Learn more at

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