Our dedicated infrastructure debt team has global scale and presence, and has invested over $18 billion since the inception of the team in 2013.
We finance critical, long-lived, capital-intensive assets with competitive barriers that meet key social and/or economic needs. We view the asset class as a complement to core fixed income allocations, and are therefore focused on investments with meaningful downside protections and incremental relative value. We believe disciplined origination and credit underwriting can deliver portfolio diversity, reduced correlation to economic cycles and attractive, risk-adjusted returns.
Our Value Add
- Proven Track Record: Longstanding track record with no credit or default losses.*
- Relative Value Generation: Consistent incremental spread pick up versus comparable rated investments
- Differentiated Global Origination: As a reliable and flexible capital provider to the global private debt markets, Barings has developed valuable relationships with banks, sponsors and issuers that drive consistent and diversified deal flow
- Globally Diversified Portfolio: Approximately 50% of portfolio consists of non-U.S. issuers
- Alignment of Interests: Proprietary capital is typically invested alongside that of third-party accounts
- Scale: Over $3.6 billion of global infrastructure debt investments originated since 2015
- Dedicated Investment Team: Local Origination offices in New York and London
*Identifiable track record begins in 2004
Five Reasons Private Assets May Offer Shelter from the Storm
Given the challenges in today’s market, private assets can offer a number of advantages—from an illiquidity premium, to diversification, to protection from rising rates and inflation.
The Widening Appeal of Private Placements & Infrastructure Debt
Illiquid asset classes like private placements and infrastructure debt can offer investors incremental risk-adjusted returns, as well as a number of other compelling competitive advantages.