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Just How Crazy Are These Democratic Ideas?

The field of Democratic presidential candidates is growing increasingly crowded, leaving investors wondering about the best way to interpret the steady stream of grand economic plans filling the headlines.

2020 Election: How Will Challengers Face the Party of Trump?

Though the 2020 presidential election is far away, the race has already begun. In this Q&A, Barings’ Christopher Smart weighs in on the current political climate, the challenges faced by both parties, and how President Trump may have flipped the traditional script.

Why The Market Misunderstands Trump’s Asian Diplomacy

Christopher Smart, Head of Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Research, discusses why conventional wisdom relative to U.S. relationships in Asia may be backwards.

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.

Lichtblicke in Europas Zukunft

Christopher Smart, Leiter der Makroökonomischen und Geopolitischen Forschung, nennt einige Gründe, warum die wirtschaftliche Zukunft Europas nicht so düster ist, wie es scheint.

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.

Alle Blicke auf die Erträge

Christopher Smart, Head of Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Research, erklärt warum Unternehmensgewinne vermutlich den besten Wirtschaftsindikator für Investoren im kommenden Jahr bilden.

Investment Grade Credit—Rates, BBBs and ABS

From inverted yield curves to potential BBB downgrade risk, Barings’ David Nagle discusses some of the key challenges facing investors in the IG markets today.

CLOs & Leveraged Loans—Perception vs. Reality

Does the recent bout of volatility in below investment-grade markets mean opportunity or risk for CLOs and loans? Barings’ Matt Natcharian and Adrienne Butler weigh in.

Five Likely Winners & Losers for the Winter Ahead

From Donald Trump to Nancy Pelosi and more, Christopher Smart, Head of Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Research, shares his thoughts on who and what to watch in the months ahead.

5 Things to Consider When Investing in Private Credit

In this piece from Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Barings’ Ian Fowler discusses five key considerations for investors interested in allocating to private credit.

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.

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.

Navigating European Real Estate Markets

In this Q&A, Paul Stewart, Head of European Real Estate Research & Strategy, discusses how investors in the asset class can allocate capital in an uncertain interest rate environment, while facing potential headwinds such as Brexit and the threat of trade wars.

A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Managing Private Equity Risk

In the realm of private equity, a robust risk management framework can deliver less volatile, higher-quality performance results over time.

The Five Real Lessons from Lehman

It's been 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Christopher Smart, Head of Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Research, reflects on what the crisis taught us about market dynamics - and human nature.

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.

How Diversified Is Your Emerging Markets Debt Strategy?

There may be significant benefits to using a blended approach to this asset class

Why Recent Weakness in EM Equities Presents an Opportunity

In this commentary, which appears in September’s edition of IPE, William Palmer and Michael Levy explain why they believe the factors that have contributed to the weak share price performance are temporary in nature, and growth prospects for the asset class remain attractive.

Real Assets—Eine Überzeugende Gelegenheit

Überzeugende strukturelle und konjunkturelle Dynamiken schaffen attraktive Chancen bei Sachwerten, insbesondere in den Bereichen Energiewertschöpfungskette und Stromerzeugung.


Christopher Smart, Head of Macroeconomic & Geopolitical Research, erläutert in diesem aktuellen Artikel seine Ansicht über die Krise in der Türkei.


In einer Zeit, in der sich Trends und Dynamiken, die dem Private Kredit Markt in Europa zugrunde liegen, stark weiterentwickeln, erklärt Adam Wheeler, Head of Europe and Asia Pacific Private Finance bei Barings, weshalb ein disziplinierter Investitionsansatz in diesem Segment für Anleger von Vorteil ist.


Dr. Christopher Smart spricht darüber, wie die Verschiebungen der globalen politischen Ordnung eine koordinierte Reaktion auf die nächste globale Krise schwieriger gestalten könnten.

How We Invest in Global Real Estate Markets

At Barings, we leverage our deep teams, global presence and expertise across the four quadrants of real estate as we seek to help our clients turn opportunities into real solutions.


Globale Zentralbanken haben ihre lockere Geldpolitik eingestellt. Es bestehen kaum Zweifel, dass eine geldpolitische Straffung folgen wird. Nur das Tempo ist ungewiss. Können die aufstrebenden Märkte gedeihen, wenn es weltweit zu einer geldpolitischen Straffung kommt? Ist die Zeit für Investitionen in Schwellenländer vorbei? Wir glauben nicht.

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.

German Equity Outlook

While market volatility has risen at the start of 2018, Barings continues to see attractive investment opportunities in German equities. In this viewpoint, we tell readers why and where we see the greatest investment potential.

Intellectual Property as a Real Asset

In this Viewpoint, we examine the definition of “real assets” and explain how intellectual property exhibits characteristics consistent with other real assets.

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.

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.

Cyclical Evolution and Structural Revolution

In this piece from Preqin, Barings’ heads of U.S. and European real estate research explore the ways in which structural shifts within cities and industries are presenting an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors.

Opportunities in Private Equity and Real Assets

Jonathan Rotolo, Head of Private Equity / Real Assets, discusses the potential benefits of an alternative investment strategy focused on real assets and asset-based private equity and what such an approach looks like in practice.


Nach fünf schmerzhaften Jahren, in denen Schwellenländeraktien ihren Pendants aus den Industriestaaten hinterherhinkten, weisen sie nun eine kräftige Erholung auf. In dieser Informationsbroschüre erklären die Portfoliomanager von Barings, weshalb sie den Ausblick für die Anlageklasse optimistisch einschätzen und welche Faktoren die positive Entwicklung ihrer Ansicht nach auch zukünftig aufrechterhalten werden.