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Barings Frontier Markets Fund

as of 16/08/2019
USD 11.320

Fund Facts

Fund Type UCITS
Domicile Ireland
Umbrella Barings Investment Funds plc
Asset Class Equity

Share Class Info

Share Class Class A USD Acc
Currency USD
Accumulating / Distributing Accumulative
Share Class Inception Date 24/04/2013

Why frontier markets?

We live in a world where economic growth is scarce. However, we believe that frontier markets are set to be the next growth frontier. 

Frontier markets have low levels of correlation with both developed and emerging markets, as well as low intra-country correlations, and we believe that a degree of exposure to the asset class warrants serious consideration by investors prepared to take a long-term view.

Summary fund objective

The Fund will seek to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through investment in frontier markets.

Why now?

Frontier markets today are where emerging markets were 25 years ago. The growing population is increasing consumption rates, which we expect to act as a key growth driver in frontier markets. Frontier markets are also richly endowed with resources, land and labour, estimated to control over 50% of the world’s oil and gas reserves, which we believe should help the government’s finance investment in infrastructure assets, to support the long-term economic and population growth.

Why Barings?

The investment process and discipline behind the Barings Frontier Markets Fund draws on our extensive experience of investing in emerging and frontier markets at an early stage. We were one of the earliest investors in China, early in Latin America, and were there when the Berlin Wall came down to bring Eastern Europe and Russia to our clients.

More recently, our Barings ASEAN Frontiers Fund and Barings MENA Fund have offered clients new ways of accessing frontier markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

We are able to draw on this experience and expertise today when researching companies and markets for the Barings Frontier Markets Fund. 

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Portfolio Managers

Michael Levy

Michael Levy

Manoj Shroff

Manoj Shroff


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