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Barings Emerging Markets Debt Blended Total Return Fund



as of 08/11/2020
USD 10.800
as of 07/31/2020
62 issuers
Weighted Average Duration
as of 07/31/2020
8.22 yrs


Our actively managed strategy seeks to achieve maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management, through high current income generation and, where appropriate, capital appreciation.


  • Invests in a diversified portfolio of emerging markets corporate, sovereign hard currency and local currency-denominated debt securities alongside global currencies.
  • Barings leverages the depth of its broad resources of global credit analysts and dedicated investment professionals covering emerging markets sovereign and corporate issuers to identify a well-diversified set of investment opportunities
  • Targeted approach to high conviction ideas
  • Fund seeks to capitalize on relative value opportunities and in some cases inefficiencies across geographies, currencies, and capital structures

Who Should Invest

Investors seeking to benefit from a strategy that aims to produce a superior total rate of return through global fixed income instruments.


Average Annual Returns %

August YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge -3.71% 5.04% 13.91% 6.17% N/A 7.18%
Without Sales Charge 0.30% 9.42% 18.66% 7.62% N/A 8.09%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized. Class A performance with the sales charges includes the maximum 4.00% sales charge. 
Since inception date: 10/21/15

July YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge -0.07% 4.73% 9.39% 5.87% N/A 7.16%
Without Sales Charge 4.10% 9.09% 13.95% 7.32% N/A 8.08%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized. Class A performance with the sales charges includes the maximum 4.00% sales charge.
Since inception date: 10/21/15

QTR YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
With Sales Charge 18.21% 0.61% 5.71% 5.19% N/A 6.38%
Without Sales Charge 23.13% 4.80% 10.11% 6.63% N/A 7.31%

Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized. Class A performance with the sales charges includes the maximum 4.00% sales charge.
Since inception date: 10/21/15

Fund Yield

as of 07/31/2020
Sub. SEC 30-day Yield 5.53%
Unsub. SEC 30-day Yield 5.08%
Distribution Yield (at NAV) 5.22%
Distribution Yield (at Offer) 5.07%

The Securities and Exchange Commission 30-day Yield is calculated under an SEC standardized formula and is based on the maximum offer price per share. Subsidized (Sub.) yields reflect fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers, yields would be reduced. Unsubsidized (Unsub.) yields do not reflect fee waivers in effect. Distribution Yield at Offer includes maximum sales charges applied. The distribution yield is based on the fund's most recent monthly distribution per share (annualized) divided by the fund's NAV at the end of the period. Please click on the following links for additional information as well as access to the Fund's Prospectus and SAI.

Expense Ratios

A-Class C-Class I-Class Y-Class
Expense Ratio (Gross) 3.19% 5.02% 1.44% 1.44%
Expense Ratio (Net) 1.20% 1.95% 0.95% 0.95%

The net expense ratio reflects a contractual commitment by the Fund's investment adviser to waive fees and reimburse expenses through November 1, 2020. Absent the waiver and reimbursement, expenses would be higher and total returns would be less. The gross expense ratio reflects the total annual fund operating expense as of the most recent prospectus.

Performance shown is historical and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Because share price, principal value, and return will vary, you may have a gain or loss when you sell Fund shares. For current month-end performance information, call 1.855.439.5459. Performance includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance less than one year is cumulative; all other performance is annualized.


Distribution History

Ex Date Record Date Payable Date Amount
Daily Daily 08/03/2020 $0.0552
Daily Daily 08/03/2020 $0.0552
Daily Daily 08/03/2020 $0.0552
Daily Daily 07/01/2020 $0.0548
Daily Daily 06/01/2020 $0.0569
Daily Daily 05/01/2020 $0.0499
Daily Daily 04/01/2020 $0.0433
Daily Daily 03/02/2020 $0.0438
Daily Daily 02/03/2020 $0.0573
Daily Daily 01/02/2020 $0.0550
Daily Daily 12/02/2019 $0.0438
Daily Daily 11/01/2019 $0.0764
Daily Daily 10/01/2019 $0.0504
Daily Daily 09/03/2019 $0.0536

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52 Week High/Low

Date Price
High 08/06/2020 $10.85
Low 03/24/2020 $7.96

YTD High/Low

Date Price
High 08/06/2020 $10.85
Low 03/24/2020 $7.96

Portfolio as of 07/31/2020

Weighted Average Duration

8.22 yrs

Number of Issuers

62 issuers

Download Portfolio Holdings (xls)

Regional Composition - Bonds

Portfolio Assets Composition

Top 5 Countries

Country % of Assets
MEXICO 11.53%
MEXICO 11.53%
BRAZIL 9.11%
Total 50.39%

Top 5 Sectors

Holding % of Assets
OIL & GAS 7.92%
Total 146.24%

Percentage of assets are expressed by market value including cash and accrued income, and will vary over time.



Investing in the Fund involves risks, including the risk that you may receive little or no return on your investment or that you may lose part or even all of your investment. Fixed income investing is subject to interest rate risks. Bond prices and other fixed income product prices generally fall when interest rates rise. Duration measures the price sensitivity of a bond or a portfolio to changes in interest rates. The Fund invests in high yield loans and bonds, commonly referred to as “junk bonds,” including distressed securities, which are subject to greater credit risk (the risk that an issuer won’t make timely payments of principal and interest) and market risk (the risk that the value of the Fund’s investments may fall, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, as a result of increasing interest rates or otherwise); loans and derivative securities, which may carry market, credit and liquidity risk (the risk that the Fund’s investments may be difficult to sell at an advantageous time or price); foreign securities, which are subject to additional risks including political and economic risks. Emerging markets securities are subject to greater risks than securities issued in developed foreign markets.The Fund is also subject to non-diversification risk, which may subject the Fund to greater losses in response to a single economic, political or regulatory development than funds that are more diversified.

We believe the information provided here is reliable, but do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. This material is not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. References to future returns are not promises or even estimates of actual returns a client portfolio may achieve. Any forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be relied upon as advice or interpreted as a recommendation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Diversification does not ensure profit, nor does it eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.


Before investing you should consider carefully the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. A prospectus, which contains this and other information, can be obtained by calling 1.855.439.5459. Read the prospectus carefully before investing: BFT Prospectus

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor for the Barings mutual funds. ALPS and Barings are separate and unaffiliated. 

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Portfolio Managers

Dr. Ricardo Adrogué

Dr. Ricardo Adrogué


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