Our expertise across a wide range of strategies drives innovative solutions.
Barings leverages its depth and breadth of expertise across the global fixed income, equity, real estate and alternative asset markets to help our clients achieve their investment goals. Our global presence across traditional and alternative asset classes provides our clients opportunities to earn risk-adjusted returns that may not be available using traditional benchmark-based strategies.
Barings’ broad capabilities and expertise provide an opportunity to go beyond traditional fixed income strategies and access credit investments spanning the quality, yield and liquidity spectrum.
We build high-conviction portfolios based on fundamental, bottom-up research that emphasizes quality, growth and upside to identify companies with strong growth potential.
Our Emerging markets and Frontier strategies aim to deliver long-term capital growth by drawing on our extensive research platform. Led by our experienced team of investment professionals, we seek to build high conviction portfolios in global emerging and frontier markets.
Since 2003, against the backdrop of some of the most challenging financial conditions in history, our robust and repeatable multi asset investment process and experienced Multi Asset Group have achieved equity-like returns with lower relative volatility.
How to Approach a More Accessible Chinese Equity Market
Barings’ William Fong and Andrew Lee explore the different ways to access China’s onshore and offshore equity markets following the decision by MSCI to increase the weighting of China A-shares in their benchmarks.View
Monetary Policy’s Effect on EM Debt
Rate expectations have changed materially across emerging and developed markets in the first quarter of 2019. What does this mean for emerging markets debt? Barings’ Ricardo Adrogué weighs in.View
The Potential Benefits of Global Senior Secured Loans
In the current environment, senior secured loans are gaining traction for their potential to offer a blend of attractive yield and protection against both credit and interest rate risk.View
How We Assess Investment Opportunities
In this video, Barings Global Emerging Markets Equities team explains its investment approach by discussing an opportunity at one of its weekly meetings.View
Searching for Unrecognized Growth
In this video, Barings’ Global Head of Equities, Ghadir Cooper, explains how the equities platform consistently identifies mispriced opportunities.View
Navigating Change in China
Barings’ Global Head of Equities, Ghadir Cooper, assesses the transformation of China’s economy, and explains why investors should be encouraged by the country’s decisive policy actions.View
An Underappreciated Subset of High Yield
For investors willing to surrender a nominal amount of yield in favor of greater protection given a default, global senior secured bonds can be an attractive option in a recessionary environment.View
EM Debt: Navigating a Shifting Macro Backdrop
After a rocky 2018, the picture may be brightening for emerging markets debt. From rising rates to trade wars, some of last year’s headwinds look to be receding, at least for now. Barings’ Ricardo Adroguè and Omotunde Lawal highlight opportunities they’re currently seeing.View
EM Debt—A Brightening Picture?
Barings’ Ricardo Adroguè and Omotunde Lawal highlight opportunities they’re seeing from Mexico and Brazil to more challenged geographies like Turkey and Argentina—and provide insight into how they’re thinking about political hotspots like Venezuela.View
High Yield: Five Takeaways for the Months Ahead
From trade wars and Brexit to central bank posturing and recessions, there is no shortage of risks facing today’s markets. As we consider high yield in the context of this turbulent environment, there are five takeaways we think are worth considering in the months ahead.View
The Changing Face of Investment Grade Credit
In a recent interview, David Nagle, CFA, portfolio manager in the Investment Grade Fixed Income Group, discussed the investment grade credit market, including some of the issues garnering headlines recently and how the market has evolved through the years.View
Brazil: A New Frontier?
Following the country’s national election, Barings’ Latin American equity team takes a look at how Brazil is positioned and what reforms the new president may consider to boost the economy.View
Seeking Value in Today’s Private Credit Market
In this Q&A, Barings’ Eric Lloyd discusses his team’s approach to navigating the risks and capitalizing on the opportunities across the global private credit markets.View
How Opportunistic Is Your Investment Grade Allocation?
Michael Freno, Head of Global Markets, discusses the benefits of 'multi-asset' or 'opportunistic' credit portfolios and the newly-launched Barings Global Investment Grade Strategies.View
Investing in the European Private Credit Market
Taking a Disciplined Approach is the Key to Delivering Attractive Risk-Adjusted ReturnsView
Is it Time to Consider a Blended Approach to EMD?
How can investors tap into the diverse opportunities within EM debt? Ricard Adrogué, Head of Emerging Markets Debt and Omotunde Lawal Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Credit Research, weigh in.View
Turkey: Where From Here?
On the back of developments in recent months, Barings’ Emerging Europe equities team takes a look at how Turkey is positioned.View
Navigating Risks in Today’s High Yield Markets
In this Q&A, Barings’ Head of Global High Yield, Martin Horne, discusses how the Barings team is navigating some of the major risks—from a trade war and Brexit negotiations to rising rates and a maturing credit cycle—present in the markets today.View
Climbing High Yield’s Wall of Worry
The global high yield markets face a number of risks. Yet, these markets have continued to scale such a ‘wall of worry’ for the last decade. Should we expect more of the same, or are we nearing a turning point in the cycle? Barings’ Martin Horne weighs in.View
Maintaining Discipline in a Maturing Credit Cycle
With competition high and signs of mispricing of some assets, Eric Lloyd of Barings stresses the importance of a global and diversified approach to portfolio construction.View
How Diversified Is Your Emerging Markets Debt Strategy?
There may be significant benefits to using a blended approach to this asset classView
Active Short Duration: A Versatile Strategy
David Nagle, Head of Multi-Strategy Fixed Income, on what sets Barings’ Active Short Duration strategy apart.View
Managing Duration and Interest Rate Risk
David Nagle describes the Active Short Duration strategy’s unique two-pronged investment process.View
Solving for Tight Spreads & Rising Rates
David Nagle discusses how the Active Short Duration strategy can help investors to solve some of the challenges fixed income investors face today.View
A Global Approach to High Yield Investing
In this Q&A, Barings’ heads of U.S. and European high yield investments discuss the steady growth and evolution of the global high yield markets and identify areas where they expect to see relative value opportunities going forward.View
Multi Credit Investing: Embracing the High Yield of Today
Over the past decade, the growth and expansion of the global high yield markets have transformed the way investors view the asset class. In this article, we discuss the potential benefits of considering a multi credit, “through-the-cycle” approach, which can give investors’ high yield allocation more flexibility, potentially improving their ability to capitalize on opportunities across the global high yield markets as they materialize throughout the credit cycle.View
CLOs: Accessing the Opportunity
Until fairly recently, it has been difficult for private investors and their advisers to access opportunities in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), but that situation is slowly changing. In particular, with the advent of high yield multi credit strategies, investors have a means of accessing the broader market opportunities within the high yield universe, including the potential benefits offered by CLOs.View
High Yield Credit: Reaching for More
In this piece from Citywire, Barings’ portfolio managers discuss the benefits of taking a modern approach to global high yield investing.View
EM Local Debt: Focused on Fundamentals
Barings' combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and tools provide a comprehensive and rigorous framework for investing in emerging markets local debt. In this Viewpoint, we give readers an inside look into our investment process.View
Seeking Relative Value in Global Private Debt
As institutional investors continue to turn toward private debt for potentially attractive risk adjusted returns in a low-yielding environment, they may benefit from taking a global approach to the asset class.View
Investing Strategically in High Yield
Barings’ Martin Horne and David Mihalick discuss the benefits of taking a long-term, multi-credit approach to investing in global high yield bond and loan markets.View
VIDEO: How is this cycle different?
Head of European High Yield, Martin Horne weighs in on how this credit cycle has differed from those in the past and what that means for investors.View
VIDEO: European High Yield Opportunities
European High Yield Bond Portfolio Manager, Craig Abouchar discusses why the Barings team see value in the single-B market.View