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Disciplined in the Good Times. Here Through the Challenging Ones.

In 25+ years of managing private credit, we have learned that a disciplined approach is key to enduring shocks and capitalizing on longer-term opportunities.

Broad Perspective

Our global teams give us valuable insight into the dynamics of each market and access to a wide range of investment opportunities.

Alignment of Interests

As a principal investor for our parent company, we invest our own capital in most transactions, aligning our interests with those of our clients.

Cycle-Tested Approach

Our diversified portfolios are built to perform through cycles—and we have experience working through difficult situations and market downturns.

Private Credit: How Healthy is Today's Middle Market?

Barings’ Jon Bock weighs in on the current dynamics driving today’s private credit markets from deal activity, to leverage metrics, to spread levels, and discusses the pro’s and con’s of investment structures from public and private BDCs to commingled funds.

Podcast - 43 min listen

Private Debt Investor Rising Stars 2020

Barings’ Jon Bock was recognized in this year’s Rising Stars list of 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have the potential to shape the future of private debt.

Article - 1 min read

Post-COVID European Private Credit: A Higher Quality Market?

On the back of COVID, transactions in the European middle market are showing decreased leverage levels, stronger documentation and improvements in pricing—suggesting a rebasing of the market from where it has been for the past several years.

Insights - 44 min listen

COVID-19: The Growth Opportunities and Challenges

In this PDI roundtable piece, four asset management professionals—including Barings' Ian Fowler—explain that while pandemic-induced setbacks are inevitable, private debt is positioned to emerge strongly from this unpredictable set of events.

Article - 10 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 opportunity—but managing the downside is critical.

Insights - 7 min read

Four Mistakes Investors Make in Private Credit

Barings’ Jon Bock discusses the biggest mistakes investors make when allocating to private credit—and shares his views on why last cycle’s playbook won’t work this time around.

Insights - 12 min read

“Managers who have maintained a disciplined approach—rather than chasing yield through higher leverage or looser covenant structures—are well-positioned to endure this near-term shock and capitalize on the longer-term opportunity.”

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