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 and Frontier 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 and frontier markets.
Our Global and International strategies aim to deliver long-term capital growth. We seek to build high-conviction, high-active share portfolios that draw on the strongest ideas from our research platform.
The Barings Alternative Investments Platform 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 the four quadrants of real estate - public and private debt and equity markets, with a focus on relative value and risk-adjusted returns.
Since 2003, 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.
Aims for targeted returns over cash or inflation that are equivalent to long-term equity returns but with considerably less risk.
Podcast: EM Debt—A Brightening Picture?
Barings’ Ricardo Adroguè and Omotunde Lawal highlight opportunities they’re seeing from Mexico and Brazil to more challenged geographies like Turkey and Argentina—and provide insight into how they’re thinking about political hotspots like Venezuela.View
High Yield: Five Takeaways for the Months Ahead
From trade wars and Brexit to central bank posturing and recessions, there is no shortage of risks facing today’s markets. As we consider high yield in the context of this turbulent environment, there are five takeaways we think are worth considering in the months ahead.View
Five Questions with Mina Pacheco NazemiView
CLOs & Leveraged Loans: Beneath the Headlines
In a recent interview, Barings’ Head of Structured Credit, Matt Natcharian, and Head of U.S.-Managed CLO Funds, Adrienne Butler, discuss the pressures facing these markets today, and the opportunities they pose amid a late-stage credit cycle.View
Don't Judge A Private Equity Fund By Its Number
At Barings, contrary to popular belief, we believe that identifying high-quality opportunities in emerging and diverse private equity managers can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors.View
The Changing Face of Investment Grade Credit
In a recent interview, David Nagle, head of Barings’ multi strategy fixed income group, discussed the state of the investment grade credit market, including how the market has evolved through the years.View
Podcast: CLOs & Leveraged Loans—Perception vs. Reality
Does the recent bout of volatility in below investment-grade markets mean opportunity or risk for CLOs and loans? Barings’ Matt Natcharian and Adrienne Butler weigh in.View
Podcast: Investment Grade Credit—Rates, BBBs and ABS
From inverted yield curves to potential BBB downgrade risk, Barings’ David Nagle discusses some of the key challenges facing investors in the IG markets today.View
Climbing High Yield’s Wall of Worry
In this piece from IPE, Barings’ Martin Horne discusses some of the major risks facing the high yield markets today and where his team is currently seeing opportunities.View
Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty
Ricardo Adrogué, Barings’ Head of Emerging Markets Debt, recently participated in a Pensions & Investments roundtable discussion with a panel of other emerging markets experts.View
Sizing Up The Opportunities
In this Citywire supplement, Barings’ Rick Spencer discusses the opportunities his team is seeing to invest private capital in real assets.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
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
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
European real estate markets are becoming more complex. Barings’ Paul Stewart discusses how investors 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 GenerationView
Active Management, Local Knowledge, Long-Term Holdings: How to Invest in Emerging Markets Equities
William Palmer and Michael Levy, Co-Heads of Emerging and Frontier Equities, discuss the methods of accessing the asset class, and how the sector can combat near-term headwinds such as rising interest rates and increased protectionism.View
Beyond the Headlines: Making Sense of Today's EM Debt Environment
Dr. Ricardo Adrogue, Head of Barings' Emerging Markets Debt Group, discusses risks and opportunities in today's dynamic landscape - and how investors can seek to navigate it.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
A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Managing Private Equity Risk
In the realm of private equity, a robust risk management framework can deliver less volatile, higher-quality performance results over time.View
Maintaining Discipline in a Maturing Credit Cycle
In this piece from Private Debt Investor, Barings’ Eric Lloyd stresses the importance of a global and diversified approach to investing in private credit.View
Why Recent Weakness in Emerging Markets Equities Presents an Opportunity
Emerging markets equities have undoubtedly suffered a difficult first half of the year. In this commentary, which also 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
A Compelling Opportunity in Real Assets
Compelling structural and cyclical dynamics are creating attractive opportunities in real assets, particularly across the energy value chain and power generation sector.View
Not All Short-Duration Strategies Are Created Equal
Looking to match the return of the broad bond market, with less risk? David Nagle, CFA, Head of Barings’ Multi Strategy Fixed Income Group, highlights a potential solution.View
Barings Alternative Investments – Who We Are & What We Do
Across Real Estate, Private Equity and Real Assets we leverage our deep origination capabilities, and on-the-ground knowledge, to provide access to differentiated opportunities.View
Three Reasons U.S. Investors Should Consider Global Loans
Technical drivers in Europe have caused credit spreads to widen. At the same time, the gap between U.S. and European monetary policy continues to grow. In this piece, we outline three key reasons why, in this environment, a global approach may make sense.View
A Multi Credit Approach to High Yield
David Mihalick, Head of U.S. High Yield Investments, sat down with Asset.TV to discuss the potential advantages of a global, multi-credit approach that looks across high yield bonds and loans in the U.S. and Europe.View
Global Presence, Local Knowledge: Seeking Opportunities Across the Four Quadrants of Real Estate
In this Q&A, Scott Brown, Barings’ Global Head of Real Estate, describes how the firm identifies and manages opportunities by capitalizing on a four-quadrant approach.View
Seeking Opportunities Across Global Real Estate MarketsView
A Through-The-Cycle Approach to High Yield Investing
In this piece from Investments & Pensions Europe, Barings’ heads of U.S. and global high yield investments discuss the key benefits of a multi credit approach to high yield, including how the strategy can help keep volatility at bay.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
VIDEO: Taking a More Creative Approach to Private Equity & Real Assets
Learn about how we've implemented a consistent and repeatable process to identify, source and actively manage real assets and asset-based businesses for more than a decade.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
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
VIDEO: Emerging Markets Local Debt – A Favorable Backdrop
Dr. Ricardo Adrogué discusses the process his team uses to find opportunities in EM local debt and why the current macro backdrop is encouraging for investors.View
Going Beyond a 60:40 Portfolio
Barings’ Multi Asset Group presents the findings of its annual Ten Year Forecast and explains why investors must look beyond the traditional 60:40 equity portfolio as they seek to maximize returns in the years to come.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
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: Investing in a Maturing Credit Cycle
Our fixed income experts across High Yield, Emerging Markets Debt and Investment Grade Corporate Credit discuss their approach to investing in a maturing credit cycle.View