Diversified solutions based on a proven investment process.
Our established “through-the-cycle” track record of strong, risk-adjusted returns is built upon our team-based investment approach, our ability to generate investment ideas and a risk management process that uses qualitative and quantitative factors to construct and manage portfolios from a risk and volatility perspective.
Active Short Duration
AUM: $2.6 billion (30 September 2021)
Our short duration strategy invests in a broad range of fixed income asset classes including treasuries, Agency MBS, credit and securitized products. The target portfolio duration is quantitatively determined using the shape of the Treasury Yield Curve.
Core Fixed Income
AUM: $8.8 billion (30 September 2021)
Our multi-sector approach utilizes a top-down, macroeconomic view coupled with bottom-up, credit analysis and security selection. Measured opportunistic allocations to high yield, convertible bonds, structured credit and emerging market debt provide additional sources of potential alpha.
Core Plus Fixed Income
AUM: $1.6 billion (30 September 2021)
Our multi-sector approach utilizes a top-down, macroeconomic view coupled with bottom-up, credit analysis and security selection. Opportunistic allocations to high yield, convertible bonds, structured credit and emerging market debt provide additional sources of potential alpha.
AUM: $2.8 billion (30 September 2021)
Our short duration strategy invests in a broad range of fixed income asset classes including treasuries, Agency MBS, credit and securitized products. Measured opportunistic allocations to high yield, convertible bonds, structured credit and emerging market debt provide additional sources of potential alpha. This strategy can be run against traditional and non-traditional one to three year and one to five year benchmarks.
AUM: $306 million (30 September 2021)
Our long duration strategy utilizes a top-down, macroeconomic view coupled with bottom-up, rigorous fundamental credit analysis and security selection while remaining duration neutral to a pre-determined benchmark.
AUM: $13.5 billion (30 September 2021)
A corporate credit strategy that seeks to efficiently identify undervalued securities within a client driven opportunity set through robust credit underwriting and risk management.
Inflation Protected Bonds (TIPS)
AUM: $1.9 billion (30 September 2021)
A unique strategy that seeks to generate alpha through two different levers: inflation relative value opportunities and an out-of-index yield enhancing income strategy.
AUM: $10.1 billion (30 September 2021)
We offer expertise and investment solutions that span a variety of strategies, investment vehicles and wrap providers.
From Rates & Inflation to ESG: What’s Next for IG Credit?
Despite heightened risks, IG corporate bonds remain supported by an improving economy and robust corporate fundamentals.View
Public & Private Credit Market Roundtable
In this roundtable discussion, our credit market experts across public and private markets offer their views on everything from inflation and the direction of interest rates, to where they’re seeing pockets of value.View
2022 Public & Private Credit Market Outlook
Barings' credit market experts weigh in on the future prospects for asset classes ranging from high yield and emerging markets debt to CLOs and private credit. From interest rates and inflation, to supply chains and COVID, the group discusses the risks and opportunities ahead.View
IG Credit: Higher Rates on the Horizon
With rate hikes potentially on the horizon, and spreads fairly tight, there may be benefits to a multi credit strategy that looks beyond traditional IG corporate credit—to areas such as EM corporate debt and CLOs.View
IG Credit: Flexibility is Key
While uncertainty remains around rates and inflation, opportunities continue to emerge across IG credit, including in areas outside of traditional corporate bonds.View
From Diversification to ESG: The Evolving Opportunity in ABS
Asset-backed securities can offer a number of benefits as part of a broader fixed income mandate—particularly given the strong structural protections, diversification benefits and advancements in ESG.View
From Rising Rates to Rising Stars: What’s Ahead for IG Credit?
Rising rates can bring challenges to IG corporate credit, but opportunities are emerging as well—particularly given the supportive fundamental and technical backdrop.View
Four Themes for Insurance Asset Management in 2021
Insurers have fared relatively well through the pandemic, but there is likely a long and uneven road to recovery ahead. With this in mind, there are four key themes worth considering for insurance company investors in the months to come.View
IG Credit: Can the Strong Performance Continue?
After a rollercoaster year, IG corporate credit ended on a high note. But all eyes are on the months ahead, and whether we could see a reversal of some of the trends that buoyed the asset class in 2020.View
IG Credit: Upgrading the Roster
In a landscape rife with risk, there may be benefits to upgrading both credit quality and liquidity.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
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
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