Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt
- AUM $3.5 billion
(31 December 2020)
- Inception Date 2013
- Benchmark J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified
- Vehicles Available
- Separate Account
The strategy seeks to achieve maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management, by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of hard currency bonds issued by EM sovereigns.
Our Value Add
Seasoned Emerging Markets Debt team supported by an extensive platform and 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.
- Proprietary Quantitative Models and In-Depth Macroeconomic Analysis: We identify country-by-country economic cycles and international competitiveness across a wide range of emerging markets and developed economies. This provides a diversified and global perspective to investment opportunities.
- Risk Management: Risk is monitored throughout the investment process on a bond-by-bond and currency level. The risk management framework includes rigorous quantitative modeling and scenario analysis.
Finding the Right Sovereign ESG Indicators: A Greek Tragedy?
On our mini odyssey through the vast seas of sovereign ESG indicators, we sought to identify data from reliable third parties—which would provide benchmarking criteria between countries and also serve as an effective screening tool to identify outliers.View
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
EMD: Further Room to Run?
Emerging markets debt rallied strongly in the second quarter—and while risks remain ever-present, the asset class may benefit from continued monetary stimulus and the potential for a sharper economic bounce-back in the second half of the year.View