President, Barings LLC
Michael Freno is President, Barings LLC, and is a member of Barings Executive Leadership Team and Barings Board of Directors. Mike oversees Barings’ investments (Global Markets and Barings Alternative Investments), product management, distribution and marketing functions. He is Chairman of both the Global High Yield Allocation Committee and the Global Investment Grade Allocation Committee, as well as a member of the Global Distressed Committee. Mike is also Chairman of the Board of Barings BDC, Inc., (NYSE: BBDC), an external business development company managed by Barings. His experience canvasses two decades on the buy-side, focusing on both equity and debt investments. Mike holds a B.A. from Furman University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.