Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt
- AUM $1.8 billion
(30 September 2019)
- Inception Date 2013
- Benchmark J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Diversified
- Vehicles Available
- Separate Account
The strategy seeks to achieve maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management, by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of hard currency bonds issued by EM sovereigns.
Our Value Add
Seasoned Emerging Markets Debt team supported by an extensive platform and 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.
- Proprietary Quantitative Models and In-Depth Macroeconomic Analysis: We identify country-by-country economic cycles and international competitiveness across a wide range of emerging markets and developed economies. This provides a diversified and global perspective to investment opportunities.
- Risk Management: Risk is monitored throughout the investment process on a bond-by-bond and currency level. The risk management framework includes rigorous quantitative modeling and scenario analysis.
EM Debt: Warding Off Headwinds with Active Management
In this Q&A, Barings’ Head of Global Sovereign Debt and Currencies, Ricardo Adroguè, addresses the many risks facing the global economy—specifically China, Argentina and the Middle East—and explains why a skilled active manager is critical to performance.View
ESG for Sovereigns: One Size Does Not Fit All
ESG has risen to the forefront of many investment strategies over the last decade. At Barings, our EM Sovereign Debt team takes a country-by-country approach, assessing ESG factors in the context of sustainability and—ultimately—creditworthiness.View
EM Debt: Navigating the Geopolitical Noise
From the Middle East to China to Argentina, investors face no shortage of geopolitical risks and negative headlines. But is there still value to be found across emerging markets? Dr. Ricardo Adrogué weighs in.View
Emerging Markets Debt: Taking a Hard (Currency) Stance
EMD performance was muted in Q3, but valuations remain attractive and emerging economies are growing at a measured pace. We continue to favor hard currency assets, which are benefitting from lower rate expectations.View
Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt: Does Active Management Pay?
The performance of EM Sovereign Debt can—and does—vary widely from country to country. Barings’ Cem Karacadag explores how an active approach can be key to selecting the most attractive opportunities, while also avoiding the bad apples.View