Emerging Markets Debt Blended Total Return
- AUM $2.6 billion
(31 March 2021)
- Inception Date 2014
- Benchmark 3M LIBOR + 500bps
- Vehicles Available
- US 40 Act Fund
- Separate Account
The strategy seeks to achieve maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management, through high current income generation and, where appropriate, capital appreciation.
Our Value Add
Seasoned emerging markets debt team supported by an extensive platform of proprietary quantitative analysis tools.
- Experienced Team and Extensive Platform: An experienced portfolio management team, proprietary quantitative models and fundamental analysis tools differentiate Barings from its competitors.
- Investment Process: Our investment process includes macroeconomic forecasts and bottom-up security selection. Dynamic instrument selection across the EM debt spectrum is agnostic to how individual asset classes perform.
- Portfolio Construction: Our fundamental bottom-up research, return forecasts and dynamic portfolio construction and monitoring enables us to outperform our peers when macroeconomic fundamentals drive the market.
EM Debt: Fundamentals Back to the Forefront
The EM growth picture remains positive, but with the Fed’s hawkish pivot toward quarter-end, sovereign and corporate debt look better positioned than local currencies.View
EM Debt: How ESG & Economics Are Shaping the Outlook
Ricardo Adrogue and Kawtar Ed-Dahmani see room for positive economic surprises in emerging markets despite concerns from COVID to higher interest rates to inflation.View
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’.View
EM Debt: Where is the Value Today?
Barings’ Cem Karacadag discusses the outlook for emerging markets debt, including the uneven impact of the pandemic, how rising interest rates and fluctuating currencies may influence the picture, and the increasing role that ESG is playing in identifying winners and losers.View
Can EM Issuers Pay Their Debt—And Will They?
Emerging markets have been hit hard by COVID-19 but opportunities exist for investors able to navigate choppy waters. In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Adrogue assesses EM issuers’ ability to satisfy their debt obligations—and just as importantly, their willingness to do so.View