Global Senior Secured Loans
- AUM $8.9 billion
(31 December 2019)
- Inception Date 2010
- Vehicles Available
- Mutual Fund
- Separate Account
We believe attractive, long-term, risk-adjusted returns can best be achieved through a combination of:
- Strong fundamental credit underwriting, with the primary focus on principal preservation
- Active portfolio management to capture the best relative value and identify opportunities for capital appreciation
Our Value Add
One of the industry’s largest global high yield teams.
- 72 dedicated high yield investment professionals allow our team to analyze more opportunities
- Experienced in-house investment professionals in both U.S. and European markets
- Long-term track records in managing both U.S. and European credit
- Portfolio managers and analysts provide an on-the-ground, rigorous approach to managing credit by conducting company visits and regularly participating on management calls
In-depth, bottom-up credit analysis provides unparalleled coverage up and down the capital structure, across industries and geographies.
- Integrated loan and bond high yield research and portfolio management
- On-the-ground resources provide local access and insight into the markets where we’re investing
- Active portfolio management capturing our best ideas while managing risk and optimizing relative value
CLOs: Triple C's and Market Unease
Taryn Leonard and Melissa Ricco, Co-Heads of Barings’ Structured Credit Investment Team, discuss the recent loan market weakness, and how technical pressures are creating value opportunities in the CLO market.View
High Yield: A Time to be Nimble
In this Q&A, Martin Horne, Head of Global Public Fixed Income, discusses the state of high yield markets amid a late-cycle environment, and why it’s critical to be nimble and selective in order to capture points of relative value.View
U.S. Loans: Challenged Market or Veiled Opportunity?
With loan and bond yields currently comparable, we believe—in a somewhat contrarian view to the market—there is a good argument for investing in loans, particularly in the U.S., where the economy appears to be marginally stronger than in Europe.View
High Yield Bonds & Loans: Where to Next?
High yield markets roared back in the first quarter. Can market fundamentals and technicals support continued strength? And how should investors factor in risks ranging from possible recession, to ratings downgrades, to liquidity concerns? Barings’ David Mihalick weighs in.View
High Yield: A Swift Rebound
High yield bonds and loans posted a strong Q1 following the technically induced Q4 sell-off. With defaults still near historical lows, current spreads provide attractive risk-adjusted return potential.View