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Disciplined in the Good Times. Here Through the Challenging Ones.

In 25+ years of managing private credit, we have learned that a disciplined approach is key to enduring shocks and capitalizing on longer-term opportunities.

Broad Perspective

Our global teams give us valuable insight into the dynamics of each market and access to a wide range of investment opportunities.

Alignment of Interests

As a principal investor for our parent company, we invest our own capital in most transactions, aligning our interests with those of our clients.

Cycle-Tested Approach

Our diversified portfolios are built to perform through cycles—and we have experience working through difficult situations and market downturns.

Making BDCs More Investor-Friendly

Read Institutional Investor Magazine’s take on how Jonathan Bock and the Barings’ team are aiming to make the BDC asset class more investor-friendly by focusing on alignment and structuring “win-win” M&A transactions.

Article - 4 min read

Three Trends Driving Today’s European Private Credit Market

Incumbency, a laser focus on risk mitigation, and a unique approach to ESG are critical in this “winner-takes-all” environment.

Short View - 5 min read

European Private Credit: Winner Takes All?

Mark Wilton, a portfolio manager in Barings’ Global Private Finance Group, describes the competitive backdrop in European private credit, including what's driving manager outperformance and access to deal flow, as well the ever-increasing focus on ESG.

Podcast - 39 min listen

Private Debt Roars Back to Life

In this roundtable, Ian Fowler and other industry experts discuss private credit’s bounce back and the frenzied deal-making environment of late.

Article - 11 min read

How Innovations in Private Credit Are Driving ESG Progress

Sustainability-linked loans are among the new ways lenders are providing incentives for middle market companies to strengthen their ESG practices.

Insights - 7 min read

Private Markets 2021: Market Growth Continues

What's in store for private markets over the next 12-24 months? In this video from the P&I private markets roundtable, Eric Lloyd sheds light on areas that look particularly well-positioned.

Video - 8 min watch

“Managers who have maintained a disciplined approach—rather than chasing yield through higher leverage or looser covenant structures—are well-positioned to endure this near-term shock and capitalize on the longer-term opportunity.”
 

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