Emerging Markets Corporate Debt
- AUM $3.5 billion
(31 March 2020)
- Inception Date 2013
- Benchmark J.P. Morgan Corporate EM Bond Index Broad Diversified
- Vehicles Available
- UCITS Fund
- Separate Account
We believe our combined approach of in-depth bottom-up credit analysis with top-down macro views is the key to identifying attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities.
The Corporate Team’s strategy seeks to generate consistent positive excess returns through the economic cycle using a rigorous bottom-up analysis and structured evaluation of security selection opportunities. We attempt to exploit market imperfections by seeking to: identify favorable credit stories, capitalize on relative value opportunities, and avoid credit events.
Our Value Add
Experienced emerging markets debt team provides coverage across the universe of Emerging Markets corporate bonds. The EM Corporate team is also supported by an extensive firm-wide fundamental research platform of more than 60 analysts.
- Credit-Intensive Approach:High-quality fundamental bottom-up credit and sector analysis made possible by the limited number of credits covered by any given analyst. This approach is enhanced by our established relationships with issuers and policy makers.
- Consistent Process: Rigorous and disciplined credit underwriting process and Investment Committee approach, which includes a global, consistent, and comprehensive views across EM asset classes.
EM Debt: Warding Off Headwinds with Active Management
Ricardo Adroguè, Head of Global Sovereign Debt and Currencies, addresses the many risks facing the global economy—specifically China, Argentina and the Middle East—and explains why active management is critical to performance.View
Emerging Markets Debt: Taking a Hard (Currency) Stance
EMD performance was muted in Q3, but valuations remain attractive and emerging economies are growing at a measured pace. We continue to favor hard currency assets, which are benefitting from lower rate expectations.View
Tempering Enthusiasm for Mexico’s Corporate Bond Market
Omotunde Lawal, Head of EM Corporate Debt, reports back from a recent trip to Mexico, where the Barings team conducted on-the-ground research through meetings with a wide variety of corporate issuers, economists and ratings agencies.View
EM Debt: Investing with Cautious Optimism
Sovereign debt outperformed in Q1 as geopolitical headlines continued to garner attention and commodities rallied. Risks remain for the asset class but some notable headwinds have now become tailwinds.View
EM Debt: Navigating a Shifting Macro Backdrop
After a rocky 2018, the picture may be brightening for emerging markets debt. From rising rates to trade wars, some of last year’s headwinds look to be receding, at least for now. Barings’ Ricardo Adroguè and Omotunde Lawal highlight opportunities they’re currently seeing.View