Chairman, CEO and President, Barings LLC
Mike Freno is Chairman, CEO and President, Barings LLC, a $354+ billion global financial services firm with offices across the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. His experience canvasses two decades on the buy-side, focusing on both equity and debt investments. Previously, he was head of Global Markets. Mike is known for being a trusted partner to clients with a focus on the long-term.
He is a member of the Barings Board of Directors; Chairman of both the Global High Yield Allocation Committee and the Global Investment Grade Allocation Committee; and a member of the Global Distressed Committee. Mike is also Chairman of the Board of Barings BDC, Inc., (NYSE: BBDC), an external business development company managed by Barings. Mike also serves as an Executive Sponsor for the Barings Black Alliance employee resource group.
Mike holds a B.A. from Furman University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.