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Barings Names Cheryl Krauss Chief Communications Officer

Jul 01, 2019

Barings, one of the world’s leading financial services firms, today announced that it has named Cheryl Krauss to the newly created position of Chief Communications Officer, effective September 9. Krauss will report directly to Tom Finke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and will provide strategic direction and oversight for all global communications. Krauss will also be a member of Barings’ Executive Leadership Team and partner with other senior executives on leading the firm’s overall business strategies. She will be based in Charlotte at the firm’s global headquarters.

“Cheryl has a proven track record as an effective leader and trusted advisor driving global positioning for leading firms in the financial services, private equity and consulting sectors,” said Finke. “Her expertise in strategic communications, combined with a passion for results, will help Barings enhance engagement with key stakeholders, especially our global clients, and share more broadly the impact we are making with environmental, social and governance issues in the communities where we work and live.”

Krauss joins Barings from BNY Mellon, where she was the Global Head of Communications, Technology, Digital, Operations, Client, Cyber and Incident Communications, most recently working on the bank’s digital transformation initiatives. At BNY Mellon and throughout her nearly 25-year career, Krauss has counseled executive leadership, protected and enhanced corporate reputations and developed dynamic, integrated communications strategies across multiple disciplines and organizational functions.

Prior to BNY Mellon, Krauss served as Worldwide Senior Director, Public Relations for Bain & Company for 14 years and was a Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller. Krauss began her career as a journalist for ABC, NBC and CBS News. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Miami.

About Barings
Barings is a $317+ billion* global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professionals located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Learn more at www.barings.com.

*As of March 31, 2019

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