Emerging Markets Debt Blended Total Return
- AUM $2.1 billion
(31 December 2020)
- Inception Date 2014
- Benchmark 3M LIBOR + 500bps
- Vehicles Available
- US 40 Act Fund
- Separate Account
The strategy seeks to achieve maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management, through high current income generation and, where appropriate, capital appreciation.
Our Value Add
Seasoned emerging markets debt team supported by an extensive platform of proprietary quantitative analysis tools.
- Experienced Team and Extensive Platform: An experienced portfolio management team, proprietary quantitative models and fundamental analysis tools differentiate Barings from its competitors.
- Investment Process: Our investment process includes macroeconomic forecasts and bottom-up security selection. Dynamic instrument selection across the EM debt spectrum is agnostic to how individual asset classes perform.
- Portfolio Construction: Our fundamental bottom-up research, return forecasts and dynamic portfolio construction and monitoring enables us to outperform our peers when macroeconomic fundamentals drive the market.
EMD: Light at the End of the Tunnel
The rollout of the COVID vaccine may be slower across emerging markets, meaning restrictions will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future. But there are bright spots—including in local currencies and companies that have adapted to this ‘new normal’.View
EM Debt: Where is the Value Today?
Barings’ Cem Karacadag discusses the outlook for emerging markets debt, including the uneven impact of the pandemic, how rising interest rates and fluctuating currencies may influence the picture, and the increasing role that ESG is playing in identifying winners and losers.View
Can EM Issuers Pay Their Debt—And Will They?
Emerging markets have been hit hard by COVID-19 but opportunities exist for investors able to navigate choppy waters. In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Adrogue assesses EM issuers’ ability to satisfy their debt obligations—and just as importantly, their willingness to do so.View
EM Debt: Downturns, Defaults & Diamonds in the Rough
Barings’ Omotunde Lawal and Cem Karacadag explain how COVID-19 is impacting the economies of emerging markets, and how lower oil prices and loose monetary policies may influence the future default picture.View
EM Debt: When Prices Decouple from Fundamentals
Dr. Ricardo Adrogué discusses how the global pandemic has impacted emerging markets, including implications for sovereign and corporate debt markets, as well as interest rates and currencies.View