Emerging Markets Local Debt
- AUM $2.0 billion
(December 31, 2018)
- Inception Date 2014
- Benchmark J.P. Morgan Gov Bond Index EM Global Div (Unhedged)
- Vehicles Available
- UCITS Fund
- Separate Account
- Mutual Fund
The portfolio management team combines quantitative models and macroeconomic analysis with bottom-up sovereign research to identify economic cycles and economic competitiveness across a wide range of emerging market countries. The economic cycle is a key determinant of interest rates dynamics and export competitiveness is a key driver of currencies.
Our Value Add
Seasoned emerging markets debt team supported by an extensive platform and proprietary quantitative tools
- Experienced Team and Extensive Platform: An experienced portfolio management team, proprietary quantitative models and fundamental analysis tools differentiate Barings from its competitors.
- Proprietary Quantitative Models and In-Depth Macroeconomic Analysis: We identify country-by-country economic cycles and international competitiveness across a wide range of emerging markets and developed economies. This provides a diversified and global perspective to investment opportunities.
- Risk Management: Risk is monitored throughout the investment process on a bond-by-bond and currency level. The risk management framework includes rigorous quantitative modeling and scenario analysis.
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
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
EM Local Debt: Focused on Fundamentals
Barings' combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and tools provide a comprehensive and rigorous framework for investing in emerging markets local debt. In this Viewpoint, we give readers an inside look into our investment process.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
VIDEO: Finding Value in Local Currency Bonds
Head of Emerging Markets Debt, Dr. Ricardo Adrogué explains why the Barings team currently favors local currency bonds.View