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2021 Outlook: The Uneven Recovery
Listen as Barings' portfolio managers and investment professionals discuss the cyclical and structural trends expected to shape public and private markets in 2021 & beyond.Podcast - 40 min listen
2021 Outlook: The Uneven Recovery
The recovery in many ways looks real and durable—but it also looks uneven and, in some cases, quite unpredictable. In this discussion, investment professionals from the public and private markets discuss where they expect to see risks and opportunities in the year ahead.Conversations - 9 min read
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.Podcast - 43 min listen
U.S. Real Estate Research Quarterly
Although the U.S. economy bounced back sharply in the third quarter, the near-term path for the economy and real estate markets remains highly dependent on progress toward a medical solution to COVID and the degree of further lockdowns. The Barings Real Estate team weighs in.Insights - 11 min read
European Real Estate Research Quarterly
While COVID has negatively impacted the retail and hotel sectors, the logistics and residential sectors have been much less affected. The Barings Real Estate team weighs in on the opportunity set—and why the overall outlook remains positive.Insights - 8 min read
Why Tech Bubble Fears are Overdone
The tech sector’s impressive performance and increasing concentration in indexes has led to concerns of expensive valuations—with some fearing that we could be in bubble territory. In our view, such worries are not justified, and we believe tech’s outlook remains healthy.Insights - 5 min read
Real Estate Debt: Europe’s Developing Opportunity
Barings Real Estate’s Sam Mellor describes the trends underpinning the structural growth of real estate debt in Europe, and compares and contrasts the asset class with other public and private fixed income alternatives.Podcast - 34 min listen
CLOs: A Bias Toward Quality
CLOs continued their rebound in the third quarter, but the potential for volatility going forward is high. In this environment, there may be benefits to moving up in quality.Short View - 3 min read
High Yield: Halfway There?
The shock was the story in the first quarter, the stimulus was the story in the second—but we’re decidedly not yet in the post-COVID era, and the path to economic recovery remains unclear. What does that mean for high yield?Short View - 4 min read
IG Credit: Upgrading the Roster
In a landscape rife with risk, there may be benefits to upgrading both credit quality and liquidity.Short View - 4 min read
High Yield: Bridging the Gap to a Post-COVID World
What lies ahead for high yield markets? Head of Global Public Fixed Income, Martin Horne weighs in on what the bifurcated asset price recovery, record issuance levels and falling default expectations imply for high yield markets in the months ahead.Podcast - 34 min listen
Investible Trends in Real Estate for 2021 and Beyond
A Barings 360 Webinar on Real Estate EquityWebinar - 62 min watch
Post-COVID European Private Credit: A Higher Quality Market?
On the back of COVID, transactions in the European middle market are showing decreased leverage levels, stronger documentation and improvements in pricing—suggesting a rebasing of the market from where it has been for the past several years.Insights - 7 min read
Are EM Countries Able (and Willing) to Pay Their Debt?
Capitalizing on opportunities in EM debt will not only require traditional fundamental analysis to determine countries’ ability to satisfy their debt obligations, but also—and perhaps just as importantly—an understanding of their willingness to pay.Article - 3 min read