Barings’ Omotunde Lawal and Cem Karacadag explain how COVID-19 is impacting the economies of emerging markets, and how lower oil prices and loose monetary policies may influence the future default picture.
Barings’ Global Head of Equities, Dr. Ghadir Cooper, discusses the impacts of COVID-19, the opportunity for companies capitalizing on structural growth trends from technology to demographics, and the integral role of ESG in fundamental analysis.
Dr. Christopher Smart hosts a conversation with Barings’ senior traders, Steve DiVittorio and Rishi Kapur on the mechanics of how fixed income markets are functioning in the current crisis, how that compares to past periods of extreme volatility, and what opportunities may result.
Dr. Ricardo Adrogué discusses how the global pandemic has impacted emerging markets, including implications for sovereign and corporate debt markets, as well as interest rates and currencies.
Barings’ Martin Horne puts the recent volatility in high yield markets into context and describes how the Barings team is both managing risks and finding value opportunities through the crisis.
Barings’ Jon Bock discusses the recent Insights paper he authored, which describes the mistakes that investors continue to make when allocating to private credit—and, importantly, how to avoid them.
Barings’ Stuart Mathieson and Bryan High discuss how recent macro events and credit market dynamics are impacting the outlook for distressed debt.
With the early Iowa and New Hampshire contests behind us, what’s next in the race to the White House? Dr. Christopher Smart offers insight into how investors can tune out the noise and focus on the scenarios that are already coming into view.
Traditional investment grade bond strategies are meant to help their owners sleep at night. But hidden credit and interest rate risks make benchmark-hugging more hazardous than many realize. Counterintuitively, CLOs, ABS and EM debt may be part of the solution.
Industry veterans Ian Fowler and Adam Wheeler describe the dramatic evolution of private credit markets and explain why quality of earnings and varied definitions of ‘senior’ risk could be at the center of the next credit market storm.
Where can investors find late-cycle value in fixed income? Are real estate investors being compensated for risks? In Part 2/2, we hear from Barings' leaders across high yield and investment grade credit, private credit, private equity and real estate.
In Part 1 of our 2-part series, Barings' investment professionals touch on topics from politics to trade wars to economic growth—and offer their perspectives on why EM currencies, international equities and EM local debt might outperform in 2020.