Our expertise across a wide range of strategies drives innovative solutions.
Barings leverages its depth and breadth of expertise across the global fixed income, equity, real estate and alternative asset markets to help our clients achieve their investment goals. Our global presence across traditional and alternative asset classes provides our clients opportunities to earn risk-adjusted returns that may not be available using traditional benchmark-based strategies.
Barings’ broad capabilities and expertise provide an opportunity to go beyond traditional fixed income strategies and access credit investments spanning the quality, yield and liquidity spectrum.
We seek to identify attractive relative-value opportunities across global high yield asset classes.
Our global private credit team leverages four decades of experience and industry relationships to source private debt investments worldwide.
We build high-conviction portfolios based on fundamental, bottom-up research. Our approach emphasizes quality, growth and upside to identify companies with strong growth potential.
Our emerging markets strategies aim to deliver long-term capital growth by drawing on our extensive research platform. Led by our experienced team of investment professionals, we seek to build high conviction portfolios in global emerging markets.
Barings seeks to find differentiated sources of return across private equity, real assets, asset-based investments and real estate.
We offer a wide range of global opportunities across private debt and equity markets, with a focus on relative value and risk-adjusted returns.
Since 2002, against the backdrop of some of the most challenging financial conditions in history, our robust and repeatable multi asset investment process and experienced Multi Asset Group have achieved equity-like returns with lower relative volatility.
Multi-asset income solutions designed to provide clients with stable, sustainable income in today’s low-yield environment.
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.View
How the Pandemic Changes Real Estate
The global pandemic is changing the way we live, work and play. Such behavioral changes have been felt acutely across commercial real estate markets, and the impact may only accelerate from here. But which changes are short term and which are here to stay?View
High Yield: Liquidity Abounds, But What Lies Ahead?
Ample liquidity from central banks has driven a significant recovery across markets, including high yield. But with much uncertainty still ahead, we see benefits to moving up the capital structure and considering secured assets.View
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.View
CLOs: Looking Down the Road to Recovery
CLOs rallied in the second quarter as liquidity returned and supply/demand dynamics began to normalize. While opportunities have emerged—particularly in high-rated tranches and new issue BBs—active management is key.View
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.View
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.View
High Yield: The Power of Flexibility in Volatile Times
The journey back to normalcy will likely be punctuated with stops and starts. But opportunities will emerge—and being in a position to capture the upside is key.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View
The EM Default Picture: More Nuanced Than Headlines Imply
The coronavirus pandemic is creating short-term and long-term challenges for emerging markets (EMs). But not all sovereign and corporate issuers can be painted with the same broad brush, and placing too much weight on overly dire forecasts may result in missed opportunities.View
Four Benefits of Senior Secured Bonds in an Uncertain Environment
Times of volatility can also yield opportunity if navigated carefully—and in the event of widespread defaults, senior secured bonds can offer some particularly compelling benefits.View
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.View
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.View
Taking the Bite Out of High Yield’s Tail Risk
A new buyer has arrived on the scene of U.S. high yield markets, and it happens to be the biggest buyer of them all: the U.S. Federal Reserve.View
High Yield: Finding Value in a Landscape Rife with Risk
Concerns surrounding COVID-19, lower oil prices and a global recession have weighed heavily on markets—including global high yield bonds and leveraged loans. While value opportunities are emerging, the landscape is punctuated with risks that must be carefully navigated.View
EM Debt: When Prices Decouple from Fundamentals
Dr. Ricardo Adrogué discusses how the global pandemic has impacted emerging markets, including implications for sovereign and corporate debt markets, as well as interest rates and currencies.View
High Yield: Navigating COVID-19
Barings’ Martin Horne puts the recent volatility in high yield markets into context and describes how the Barings team is both managing risks and finding value opportunities through the crisis.View
EMD: Finding Fundamental Value Through the Storm
The rapid spread of COVID-19, the precipitous fall in oil prices and the related shock to the global economy have sent markets—including EMD—into a tailspin in recent weeks. In this piece, we explore the resulting challenges and discuss opportunities beginning to emerge.View
Secured Bonds: Added Protection in the Face of Uncertainty
With a number of macro risks on the horizon, some investors have (perhaps rightfully) adopted a more cautious outlook when it comes to allocations to risk assets. In some cases, this has meant taking a closer look at senior secured bonds.View
Intangible Assets: The Royal Opportunity Set
A subset of Intangibles, pharmaceutical royalties present a particularly compelling investment opportunity. Barings’ Jon Rotolo and David Jin explain why.View
Private Equity: Emerging, Women & Diverse Managers
Amid increased competition and rich valuations, PE returns have continued to trend downward. In this interview, Barings’ Mina Nazemi discusses how allocations to emerging, women and diverse managers can potentially help combat this trend.View
Navigating Change in China
Barings’ Global Head of Equities, Ghadir Cooper, assesses the transformation of China’s economy, and explains why investors should be encouraged by the country’s decisive policy actions.View
Seeking Value in Today’s Private Credit Market
In this Q&A, Barings’ Eric Lloyd discusses his team’s approach to navigating the risks and capitalizing on the opportunities across the global private credit markets.View
How Opportunistic Is Your Investment Grade Allocation?
Michael Freno, Head of Global Markets, discusses the benefits of 'multi-asset' or 'opportunistic' credit portfolios and the newly-launched Barings Global Investment Grade Strategies.View
5 Things to Consider When Investing in Private Credit
In this piece from Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Barings’ Ian Fowler discusses five key considerations for investors interested in allocating to private credit.View
Turkey: Where From Here?
On the back of developments in recent months, Barings’ Emerging Europe equities team takes a look at how Turkey is positioned.View
Climbing High Yield’s Wall of Worry
The global high yield markets face a number of risks. Yet, these markets have continued to scale such a ‘wall of worry’ for the last decade. Should we expect more of the same, or are we nearing a turning point in the cycle? Barings’ Martin Horne weighs in.View
Navigating Risks in Today’s High Yield Markets
In this Q&A, Barings’ Head of Global High Yield, Martin Horne, discusses how the Barings team is navigating some of the major risks—from a trade war and Brexit negotiations to rising rates and a maturing credit cycle—present in the markets today.View
Navigating European Real Estate Markets
In this Q&A, Paul Stewart, Head of European Real Estate Research & Strategy, discusses how investors in the asset class can allocate capital in an uncertain interest rate environment, while facing potential headwinds such as Brexit and the threat of trade wars.View
Opportunities Across Energy and Power Generation
As long-term structural demand trends converge with short-term technological innovations, opportunities are emerging to invest private capital in real assets.View
The market for infrastructure investments has become increasingly competitive. In this piece from i3, Barings’ Naoki Ohta discusses the infrastructure secondaries market and where Barings is seeing opportunities today.View
Maintaining Discipline in a Maturing Credit Cycle
With competition high and signs of mispricing of some assets, Eric Lloyd of Barings stresses the importance of a global and diversified approach to portfolio construction.View
Why Recent Weakness in EM Equities Presents an Opportunity
In this commentary, which appears in September’s edition of IPE, William Palmer and Michael Levy explain why they believe the factors that have contributed to the weak share price performance are temporary in nature, and growth prospects for the asset class remain attractive.View
This cutting-edge office tower in Seattle’s central business district exemplifies how global research, coupled with local insights, helps uncover attractive opportunities.View
Seeking Opportunities Across Global Real Estate Markets
At Barings, we leverage our deep teams, global presence and expertise across the four quadrants of real estate as we seek to help our clients turn opportunities into real solutions.View
Can Emerging Markets Withstand Global Monetary Tightening?
Global central banks have stopped easing, with tightening likely to follow. Is the time to invest in EM behind us, or can these markets thrive as monetary conditions tighten? Ricardo Adrogué, head of Barings' Emerging Markets Debt Group, weighs in.View
Multi Credit Investing: Embracing the High Yield of Today
Over the past decade, the growth and expansion of the global high yield markets have transformed the way investors view the asset class. In this article, we discuss the potential benefits of considering a multi credit, “through-the-cycle” approach, which can give investors’ high yield allocation more flexibility, potentially improving their ability to capitalize on opportunities across the global high yield markets as they materialize throughout the credit cycle.View
A Global Approach to High Yield Investing
In the Conversations piece, Barings’ Sean Feeley and Chris Sawyer discuss the potential benefits of a global approach to high yield.View
German Equity Outlook
While market volatility has risen at the start of 2018, Barings continues to see attractive investment opportunities in German equities. In this viewpoint, we tell readers why and where we see the greatest investment potential.View
Intellectual Property as a Real Asset
In this Viewpoint, we examine the definition of “real assets” and explain how intellectual property exhibits characteristics consistent with other real assets.View
EM Local Debt: Focused on Fundamentals
Barings' combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and tools provide a comprehensive and rigorous framework for investing in emerging markets local debt. In this Viewpoint, we give readers an inside look into our investment process.View
Seeking Relative Value in Global Private Debt
As institutional investors continue to turn toward private debt for potentially attractive risk adjusted returns in a low-yielding environment, they may benefit from taking a global approach to the asset class.View
Cyclical Evolution and Structural Revolution
In this piece from Preqin, Barings’ heads of U.S. and European real estate research explore the ways in which structural shifts within cities and industries are presenting an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors.View
Opportunities in Private Equity and Real Assets
Jonathan Rotolo, Head of Private Equity / Real Assets, discusses the potential benefits of an alternative investment strategy focused on real assets and asset-based private equity and what such an approach looks like in practice.View
An Alternative Approach
In this Viewpoint, we discuss the unique real asset and private equity investing strategy employed by Barings Alternative Investments.View
VIDEO: European High Yield Opportunities
European High Yield Bond Portfolio Manager, Craig Abouchar discusses why the Barings team see value in the single-B market.View
VIDEO: How is this cycle different?
Head of European High Yield, Martin Horne weighs in on how this credit cycle has differed from those in the past and what that means for investors.View