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Barings leverages its depth and breadth of expertise across the global fixed income, equity, real estate and alternative asset markets to help our clients achieve their investment goals. Our global presence across traditional and alternative asset classes provides our clients opportunities to earn risk-adjusted returns that may not be available using traditional benchmark-based strategies.
Our private credit expertise includes middle market corporate credit, corporate private placement debt and infrastructure debt. With more than 50 years of credit experience, our team understands how to most effectively invest in private debt instruments to evaluate and capture the additional yield potential of illiquid and less liquid credit-based investments.
Private Credit: What CIOs are Watching Today
Barings’ Jon Bock hosts a cinema-themed roundtable discussion with leading CIOs and investors in the private credit markets covering the asset class’ recent performance, the current challenges facing LPs and GPs, and how to prepare for what’s next.View
European Private Credit: Positive Momentum
Barings' Adam Wheeler describes the strong and improving conditions in the European private credit market that have led to increased deal flow and higher-quality structures in recent months.View
Riding the Refinancing Wave
Private credit has fared well during this crisis, but the real test may come at the back end, say Barings’ head of private assets Eric Lloyd and CFO of Barings BDC Jon Bock.View
Three Factors Shaping the Opportunity in European Private Credit
The growing importance of market access, a wider investor base and the impact of ESG on pricing are reshaping the European middle market.View
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.View
Private Credit: Boring is (Still) Beautiful
Barings' Ian Fowler discusses the current state of the North American private credit market, including insights into deal activity, pricing, and how the Barings team is investing through the pandemic.View
How Healthy is Today's Private Credit Market?
Barings’ Jon Bock weighs in on the dynamics shaping private credit today—from deal activity, to leverage metrics, to spread levels—and discusses how investors can access the opportunity.View
Private Credit: How Healthy is Today's Middle Market?
Barings’ Jon Bock weighs in on the current dynamics driving today’s private credit markets from deal activity, to leverage metrics, to spread levels, and discusses the pro’s and con’s of investment structures from public and private BDCs to commingled funds.View
Four Mistakes Investors Make in Private Credit
Barings’ Jon Bock discusses the biggest mistakes investors make when allocating to private credit—and shares his views on why last cycle’s playbook won’t work this time around.View