Structured Credit (CLOs)
- AUM $15.5 billion
(31 December 2019)
- Vehicles Available
- Separate Account
- Commingled Funds
Our structured credit investment philosophy focuses on a detailed understanding of a CLO’s underlying collateral pool and structure, as well as an emphasis on the collateral manager’s impact on performance through the investment process.
Our Value Add
As an active investor in CLOs and CDOs since the early 1990s, we have developed one of the deepest and most experienced teams in the market.
- Broad Market Perspective: Actively investing in all parts of the CLO capital structure.
- Manager of Choice: Manages more than $14 billion in structured credit, including more than $13 billion in cash flow CLOs. Barings was also named as a replacement manager for multiple structured credit portfolios.
- Proprietary Systems: CDO WorldSM, our proprietary database and portfolio management system, provides in-depth access to information.
Are CLOs Unfairly Vilified?
Despite the late-cycle environment, we believe the recent negative headlines on CLOs are somewhat overstated, and do little justice to the many benefits of the asset class—which has delivered impressive risk-adjusted returns and low defaults over time.View
Risk-on, Risk-off & Repeat
Sentiment continues to swing back and forth in the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market, but bifurcation remains the constant.View
CLOs: When Technicals Create Opportunity
Taryn Leonard and Melissa Ricco, Co-Heads of the Structured Credit investment team, discuss where they're seeing opportunities and risks today—and why technical factors are creating inefficiencies, and hence opportunities, in the current environment.View
CLOs: Triple C's and Market Unease
Taryn Leonard and Melissa Ricco, Co-Heads of Barings’ Structured Credit Investment Team, discuss the recent loan market weakness, and how technical pressures are creating value opportunities in the CLO market.View
IG CLOs: Strong Excess Return Potential, Lower Volatility
IG CLOs can offer investors the benefits of spread pick-up and lower mark-to-market volatility, largely due to underlying collateral performance and structural security. But above all, manager selection is critical—even at the highest-rated tranches.View