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Has EM Debt Reached a Turning Point?
There are reasons to believe EM growth will surprise to the upside in the coming months, suggesting the asset class may be poised for strong performance.Short View - 4 min read
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.Short View - 4 min read
Is High Yield in a Sweet Spot?
High yield continues to benefit from supportive tailwinds—from an improving default picture to lower sensitivity to rising rates—and may be poised for strong performance as the recovery takes hold.Insights - 7 min read
U.S. Real Estate: Why the Life Sciences Market is Flourishing
The Life Sciences real estate market is growing rapidly with investor and tenant interest reaching new highs. Barings Real Estate’s Joe Gorin and Nasir Alamgir explain what’s driving this—from both equity and debt perspectives—and weigh in on where the market may go from here.Podcast - 41 min listen
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.Insights - 11 min read
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’.Short View - 4 min read
Why the Distressed Debt Opportunity Looks Different This Cycle
A surge in defaults and distressed opportunities seemed likely when COVID struck—but stimulus measures and creative financing solutions have reshaped both the opportunity set and the timing.Insights - 6 min read
High Yield: Strong Tailwinds, But It May be a Bumpy Ride
High yield has a number of supportive tailwinds at its back—from a more manageable default picture and less exposure to potentially rising rates to investors’ continued demand for yield. But uncertainties remain, suggesting a potentially bumpy path to recovery.Short View - 4 min read
North American Private Credit: Expectations vs. Reality
The impact of COVID on North American private credit has been surprising in some ways and more predictable in others. Ian Fowler sheds light on lessons learned over the past year and offers advice on how to navigate today’s market.Short View - 4 min read
Distressed Debt: The Opportunities Surfacing in COVID's Wake
Barings’ Stuart Mathieson and Bryan High provide insight into today’s distressed debt market, including their expectations for defaults, an overview of the competitive landscape, and where the next opportunities may emerge across the U.S. and Europe.Podcast - 35 min listen
What Robinhood and Bitcoin Reveal About the Future of Technology
The efforts of the disenfranchised to adopt new technologies that democratize access may look chaotic, but they represent an important driver for still further innovation.Research Note - 5 min read
ASEAN Equities: “Opportunities in Every Crisis”
Barings’ SooHai Lim discusses the dynamics shaping ASEAN equities today, from lessons learned from the pandemic to the structural trends supporting the region.Short View - 4 min read
The Structural and Cyclical Case for U.S. Real Estate Debt
While the ongoing disruption from the pandemic will put downward pressure on market fundamentals until the virus is no longer a threat, opportunities will likely emerge across the risk-return spectrum in advance of a recovery in demand and property income.Insights - 12 min read