Emerging Markets Local Debt
- AUM $2.9 billion
(30 June 2019)
- Inception Date 2014
- Benchmark J.P. Morgan Gov Bond Index EM Global Div (Unhedged)
- Vehicles Available
- UCITS Fund
- Separate Account
- Mutual Fund
The portfolio management team combines quantitative models and macroeconomic analysis with bottom-up sovereign research to identify economic cycles and economic competitiveness across a wide range of emerging market countries. The economic cycle is a key determinant of interest rates dynamics and export competitiveness is a key driver of currencies.
Our Value Add
Seasoned emerging markets debt team supported by an extensive platform and proprietary quantitative 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.
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
Fixed Income: Upending the Conventional Approach
Michael Freno, Head of Global Markets, shares his view on where value can still be found in fixed income, despite the uncertain current environment—and why investors may need to look beyond traditional indexes in high yield, investment grade and emerging markets debt.View
EM Debt: Investing with Cautious Optimism
Sovereign debt outperformed in Q1 as geopolitical headlines continued to garner attention and commodities rallied. Risks remain for the asset class but some notable headwinds have now become tailwinds.View
Monetary Policy’s Effect on EM Debt
Rate expectations have changed materially across emerging and developed markets in the first quarter of 2019. What does this mean for emerging markets debt? Barings’ Ricardo Adrogué weighs in.View
EM Debt: Navigating a Shifting Macro Backdrop
After a rocky 2018, the picture may be brightening for emerging markets debt. From rising rates to trade wars, some of last year’s headwinds look to be receding, at least for now. Barings’ Ricardo Adroguè and Omotunde Lawal highlight opportunities they’re currently seeing.View