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Investment Grade Credit: Whatever It Takes
After the historic rollercoaster ride IG credit took in the first quarter, U.S. policymakers seem to have won the day, at least for now—with their own version of the phrase made famous by former ECB President Mario Draghi: Whatever it takes.Short View - 2 min read
EMD: Further Room to Run?
Emerging markets debt rallied strongly in the second quarter—and while risks remain ever-present, the asset class may benefit from continued monetary stimulus and the potential for a sharper economic bounce-back in the second half of the year.Short View - 3 min read
Investor Series: Private Assets for Insurers
Insurance investors face unique challenges in any environment but especially against today’s backdrop of continued low rates and a global economic slowdown. Barings’ Ann Bryant and Eric Lloyd discuss strategies for incorporating private assets as part of the solution.Podcast - 37 min listen
How Will Economics & Politics Shape Markets in H2 2020?
Dr. Christopher Smart, Head of the Barings Investment Institute, discusses the second half outlook including views on the current recovery, U.S./China trade skirmishes and the U.S. presidential election. Don’t miss his 10 one-word answers to our most difficult questions.Podcast - 39 min listen
European Real Estate: Where the Opportunities are Today
Barings Real Estate’s Valeria Falcone describes how COVID-19 has changed the competitive dynamics across European property markets, and highlights where the team is finding and creating value today.Podcast - 30 min listen
2020 Views from the LPAC
Over our 25+ years of investing across private markets, Barings has held hundreds of Limited Partner Advisory Committee (LPAC) seats. From this vantage point, we offer the following insights on the issues and actions currently under debate between LPs and their GPs.Insights - 8 min read
Real Estate: The Critical Role of Asset Management in a Crisis
Asset management is vital to long-term value creation in real estate debt and equity markets—particularly when it comes to navigating crises like COVID-19.Insights - 7 min read
ESG: The Intent Beyond the Income
ESG is playing an increasingly meaningful role in fixed income investing. At Barings, we formally integrate ESG across our corporate credit asset classes—but the way we apply our analysis is necessarily different due to the nuances of each market.Insights - 12 min read
ESG in Fixed Income: Progress Over Perfection
Fixed income investors have been slower to adopt environmental, social and governance factors, but change is afoot. Barings’ experts explain how fixed income managers can—and are—driving tangible change among corporate debt issuers—and why investors need to pay attention.Podcast - 40 min listen
Forecasting the Next Decade: Navigating Uncharted Waters
Barings Multi Asset Group combines the underlying factors that will drive markets over the long term with today’s valuations to produce total return forecasts for major asset classes over the next ten years.Insights - 32 min read
What's Next for Private Credit?
Now that the proverbial rubber has met the road, many investors are questioning what’s in store for private credit in the months (and years) ahead. In many ways, the current volatility is setting the stage for significant opportunities—but managing the downside is critical.Insights - 7 min read
Global Real Estate: Cyclical & Structural Impacts of COVID-19
As investors navigate global real estate markets in the months and years ahead, understanding the interplay between near-term cyclical weakness and long-term structural trends will be key.Insights - 9 min read
Volatility, Tech & ESG: COVID’s Impact on Global Equities
COVID-19 has proved challenging for businesses—but opportunities have emerged, particularly for companies with business models built to capitalize on long-term structural trends. Dr. Ghadir Cooper shares her views on equity markets today and what to expect going forward.Conversations - 8 min read
EM Debt: Downturns, Defaults & Diamonds in the Rough
Barings’ Omotunde Lawal and Cem Karacadag explain how COVID-19 is impacting the economies of emerging markets, and how lower oil prices and loose monetary policies may influence the future default picture.Podcast - 38 min listen