Small Cap Equities
AUM: $1.3 billion (September 30, 2021)
Our team aims to deliver long-term capital growth by investing in small cap companies, targeting strong risk-adjusted returns through a disciplined approach to stock selection.
Europe ex. U.K.
AUM: $2.6 billion (September 30, 2021)
Our expertise extends to regional strategies in continental Europe. We have a long-term track record of bottom-up research and continue to target strong risk-adjusted returns through disciplined stock selection.
ESG in Smaller Companies: An Overlooked Opportunity?
When it comes to ESG, smaller companies have their own unique challenges—which can also provide opportunities for active managers to identify unrecognized growth and undervalued companies.View
ESG in Equities: Identifying Winners in the Energy Transition
Clean energy and anti-pollution initiatives will continue to impact the equity investment landscape—but not all companies will be winners, and careful analysis will be needed to identify those that stand to benefit and those that may see a threat to their business model.View
Three Reasons to Consider a Long-Term Allocation to Small-Caps
The volatility driven by COVID-19 and the fall in oil prices has created much uncertainty—but it has also provided a potential opportunity to make long-term investments at attractive prices.View
Equities: Finding Long-term Growth Amid Current Volatility
Barings’ Global Head of Equities, Dr. Ghadir Cooper, discusses the impacts of COVID-19, the opportunity for companies capitalizing on structural growth trends from technology to demographics, and the integral role of ESG in fundamental analysis.View
Seeking Big Opportunities in Small Companies
As Europe finds itself in a climate of lackluster growth and political volatility, with an equity market that has been on an unprecedented 10-year bull run, investors are searching for pockets of value. A long-term allocation to small-cap equities is one potential solution.View
European Smaller Companies: An Evergreen Growth Opportunity
In this Q&A, Nick Williams, Barings’ Head of Small Cap Equities, discusses the opportunities his team is seeing in the current environment, and explains why an active, bottom-up approach, is key to identifying high-quality companies.View
An Active Approach to International Smaller Companies
Barings’ Nick Williams discusses the characteristics of the International Smaller Companies asset class, and explains why an active approach to investing in the sector best positions investors to generate attractive returns.View