Building on decades of experience and success in private credit investments.
Our private credit expertise includes middle market corporate credit, corporate private placement debt and infrastructure debt. With more than 50 years of credit experience, our team understands how to most effectively invest in private debt instruments to evaluate and capture the additional yield potential of illiquid and less liquid credit-based investments.
Global Infrastructure Debt
AUM: $13.5 billion (30 September 2020)
Our dedicated infrastructure debt team has global scale and presence, and has invested over $5 billion across core infrastructure and energy assets since 2006.
Corporate Private Placements
AUM: $28.8 billion (30 September 2020)
Our highly experienced and dedicated investment team consists of professionals from both the banking and asset management sectors, with an average of more than 20 years of experience in private placement activity.
Global Private Finance
AUM: $15.8 billion (30 September 2020)
Our team of over 60 dedicated investment professionals located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific is focused on providing investors access to unique opportunities up and down the debt capital structure.
How Healthy is Today's Private Credit Market?
Barings’ Jon Bock weighs in on the dynamics shaping private credit today—from deal activity, to leverage metrics, to spread levels—and discusses how investors can access the opportunity.View
Post-COVID European Private Credit: A Higher Quality Market?
On the back of COVID, transactions in the European middle market are showing decreased leverage levels, stronger documentation and improvements in pricing—suggesting a rebasing of the market from where it has been for the past several years.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
Investor Series: Private Assets for Insurers
Insurance investors face unique challenges in any environment but especially against today’s backdrop of continued low rates and a global economic slowdown. Barings’ Ann Bryant and Eric Lloyd discuss strategies for incorporating private assets as part of the solution.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
Private Credit: The Turn of the Cycle
Co-Heads of Global Private Finance, Ian Fowler and Adam Wheeler describe the evolving conditions in the North American and European private credit markets and where opportunities may arise in the months and years ahead.View
What's Next for Private Credit?
Now that the proverbial rubber has met the road, many investors are questioning what’s in store for private credit in the months (and years) ahead. In many ways, the current volatility is setting the stage for significant opportunities—but managing the downside is critical.View
Amid Rising ‘Mequity’ Risk, Boring Can Be Beautiful
In both the U.S. and Europe, there is significant pressure both at the top and bottom ends of the middle market. As a result, we’re seeing potentially attractive value today in the more traditional, true middle market.View