Investing globally to uncover the best opportunities.
Our global high yield investment capabilities include high yield bonds, senior secured loans, structured credit and special situations. Our team of specialists collaborate to deliver specific client solutions across individual or multiple asset classes.
Global Senior Secured Loans
AUM: $32.6 billion (30 September 2020)
Our team of dedicated high yield professionals seeks to identify attractive investment opportunities and actively manages portfolios designed to deliver the best relative value opportunities on a global scale.
Global High Yield Bonds
AUM: $13.3 billion (30 September 2020)
Our high yield bond strategies draw upon our extensive investment platform and experience to provide access to the U.S. and European high yield markets.
AUM: $6.1 billion (30 September 2020)
Our global high yield multi-asset strategy can simplify an investor’s approach to high yield allocations as well as offering a more attractive risk-return profile than a single-asset class strategy.
Special Situations Credit
AUM: $585 million* (30 September 2020)
*Committed Capital in excess of $400 million (June 30, 2015)
Our approach to special situations credit investing is flexible and returns-driven, and seeks compelling return opportunities across the developed corporate high yield markets.
High Yield: Strong Tailwinds, But It May be a Bumpy Ride
High yield has a number of supportive tailwinds at its back—from a more manageable default picture and less exposure to potentially rising rates to investors’ continued demand for yield. But uncertainties remain, suggesting a potentially bumpy path to recovery.View
High Yield: Bridging the Gap to a Post-COVID World
What lies ahead for high yield markets? Head of Global Public Fixed Income, Martin Horne weighs in on what the bifurcated asset price recovery, record issuance levels and falling default expectations imply for high yield markets in the months ahead.View
The Evolving Opportunity in Distressed Debt
As the pandemic recedes, some companies may have a harder time managing higher debt levels than others—and as weaker issuers undergo restructurings or other stressed situations, there may be opportunities for investors to deploy more capital into distressed debt strategies.View
High Yield: Liquidity Abounds, But What Lies Ahead?
Ample liquidity from central banks has driven a significant recovery across markets, including high yield. But with much uncertainty still ahead, we see benefits to moving up the capital structure and considering secured assets.View
High Yield: The Power of Flexibility in Volatile Times
The journey back to normalcy will likely be punctuated with stops and starts. But opportunities will emerge—and being in a position to capture the upside is key.View
ESG: The Intent Beyond the Income
ESG is playing an increasingly meaningful role in fixed income investing. At Barings, we formally integrate ESG across our corporate credit asset classes—but the way we apply our analysis is necessarily different due to the nuances of each market.View
ESG in Fixed Income: Progress Over Perfection
Fixed income investors have been slower to adopt environmental, social and governance factors, but change is afoot. Barings’ experts explain how fixed income managers can—and are—driving tangible change among corporate debt issuers—and why investors need to pay attention.View
Four Benefits of Senior Secured Bonds in an Uncertain Environment
Times of volatility can also yield opportunity if navigated carefully—and in the event of widespread defaults, senior secured bonds can offer some particularly compelling benefits.View
Taking the Bite Out of High Yield’s Tail Risk
A new buyer has arrived on the scene of U.S. high yield markets, and it happens to be the biggest buyer of them all: the U.S. Federal Reserve.View
High Yield: Finding Value in a Landscape Rife with Risk
Concerns surrounding COVID-19, lower oil prices and a global recession have weighed heavily on markets—including global high yield bonds and leveraged loans. While value opportunities are emerging, the landscape is punctuated with risks that must be carefully navigated.View
High Yield: Navigating COVID-19
Barings’ Martin Horne puts the recent volatility in high yield markets into context and describes how the Barings team is both managing risks and finding value opportunities through the crisis.View
Distressed Debt: Despite Challenges, Opportunities Persist
Recent market and economic volatility may be the trigger that distressed debt investors have been waiting for, but capitalizing on opportunities will require a different playbook than those of past cycles.View
CLOs: Triple C's and Market Unease
Taryn Leonard and Melissa Ricco, Co-Heads of Barings’ Structured Credit Investment Team, discuss the recent loan market weakness, and how technical pressures are creating value opportunities in the CLO market.View
Are High Yield Investors Being Compensated for Risks?
In the context of today’s fundamental backdrop and default outlook, spread levels suggest investors are being fairly compensated, relative to other points in the cycle, for the amount of risk they are taking.View