Diversified solutions based on a proven investment process.
Our established “through-the-cycle” track record of strong, risk-adjusted returns is built upon our team-based investment approach, our ability to generate investment ideas and a risk management process that uses qualitative and quantitative factors to construct and manage portfolios from a risk and volatility perspective.
Global Investment Grade Strategies
AUM: $101 million (30 September 2021)
Our flexible, multi-credit strategy utilizes our investment expertise and a unique, time-tested approach to managing interest rate risk in order to identify value across global investment grade sectors.
Active Short Duration
AUM: $2.6 billion (30 September 2021)
Our short duration strategy invests in a broad range of fixed income asset classes including treasuries, Agency MBS, credit and securitized products. The target portfolio duration is quantitatively determined using the shape of the Treasury Yield Curve.
Core Fixed Income
AUM: $8.8 billion (30 September 2021)
Our multi-sector approach utilizes a top-down, macroeconomic view coupled with bottom-up, credit analysis and security selection. Measured opportunistic allocations to high yield, convertible bonds, structured credit and emerging market debt provide additional sources of potential alpha.
Core Plus Fixed Income
AUM: $1.6 billion (30 September 2021)
Our multi-sector approach utilizes a top-down, macroeconomic view coupled with bottom-up, credit analysis and security selection. Opportunistic allocations to high yield, convertible bonds, structured credit and emerging market debt provide additional sources of potential alpha.
AUM: $2.8 billion (30 September 2021)
Our short duration strategy invests in a broad range of fixed income asset classes including treasuries, Agency MBS, credit and securitized products. Measured opportunistic allocations to high yield, convertible bonds, structured credit and emerging market debt provide additional sources of potential alpha. This strategy can be run against traditional and non-traditional one to three year and one to five year benchmarks.
AUM: $306 million (30 September 2021)
Our long duration strategy utilizes a top-down, macroeconomic view coupled with bottom-up, rigorous fundamental credit analysis and security selection while remaining duration neutral to a pre-determined benchmark.
AUM: $13.5 billion (30 September 2021)
A corporate credit strategy that seeks to efficiently identify undervalued securities within a client driven opportunity set through robust credit underwriting and risk management.
Inflation Protected Bonds (TIPS)
AUM: $1.9 billion (30 September 2021)
A unique strategy that seeks to generate alpha through two different levers: inflation relative value opportunities and an out-of-index yield enhancing income strategy.
AUM: $10.1 billion (30 September 2021)
We offer expertise and investment solutions that span a variety of strategies, investment vehicles and wrap providers.
Public & Private Credit Market Roundtable
In this roundtable discussion, our credit market experts across public and private markets offer their views on everything from inflation and the direction of interest rates, to where they’re seeing pockets of value.View
2022 Public & Private Credit Market Outlook
Barings' credit market experts weigh in on the future prospects for asset classes ranging from high yield and emerging markets debt to CLOs and private credit. From interest rates and inflation, to supply chains and COVID, the group discusses the risks and opportunities ahead.View
IG Credit: Higher Rates on the Horizon
With rate hikes potentially on the horizon, and spreads fairly tight, there may be benefits to a multi credit strategy that looks beyond traditional IG corporate credit—to areas such as EM corporate debt and CLOs.View
IG Credit: Flexibility is Key
While uncertainty remains around rates and inflation, opportunities continue to emerge across IG credit, including in areas outside of traditional corporate bonds.View
From Diversification to ESG: The Evolving Opportunity in ABS
Asset-backed securities can offer a number of benefits as part of a broader fixed income mandate—particularly given the strong structural protections, diversification benefits and advancements in ESG.View
From Rising Rates to Rising Stars: What’s Ahead for IG Credit?
Rising rates can bring challenges to IG corporate credit, but opportunities are emerging as well—particularly given the supportive fundamental and technical backdrop.View
Four Themes for Insurance Asset Management in 2021
Insurers have fared relatively well through the pandemic, but there is likely a long and uneven road to recovery ahead. With this in mind, there are four key themes worth considering for insurance company investors in the months to come.View
IG Credit: Can the Strong Performance Continue?
After a rollercoaster year, IG corporate credit ended on a high note. But all eyes are on the months ahead, and whether we could see a reversal of some of the trends that buoyed the asset class in 2020.View
ABS: Uncovering Opportunities Beyond the (IG) Index
Amid an ongoing search for yield, with several potential risks on the horizon, there may be benefits to exploring opportunities outside of traditional corporate and government bonds—such as parts of the ABS universe.View
IG CLOs: Strong Excess Return Potential, Lower Volatility
IG CLOs can offer investors the benefits of spread pick-up and lower mark-to-market volatility, largely due to underlying collateral performance and structural security. But above all, manager selection is critical—even at the highest-rated tranches.View
IG Credit: Can the Rally Last?
BBB-rated credits led the first quarter recovery despite early signs of deterioration among fundamentals. With spreads significantly tighter this year, short duration credits may pose an attractive investment option.View