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  • High Yield - Liquidity Abounds, But What Lies Ahead?

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    High Yield: Liquidity Abounds, But What Lies Ahead?

    2020-07-16T15:10:00Z

    Ample liquidity from central banks has driven a significant recovery across markets, including high yield. But with much uncertainty still ahead, we see benefits to moving up the capital structure and considering secured assets.

  • EMD - Further Room to Run?

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    EMD: Further Room to Run?

    2020-07-16T12:01:00Z

    Emerging markets debt rallied strongly in the second quarter—and while risks remain ever-present, the asset class may benefit from continued monetary stimulus and the potential for a sharper economic bounce-back in the second half of the year.

  • CLOs - Looking Down the Road to Recovery

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    CLOs: Looking Down the Road to Recovery

    2020-07-16T11:48:00Z

    CLOs rallied in the second quarter as liquidity returned and supply/demand dynamics began to normalize. While opportunities have emerged—particularly in high-rated tranches and new issue BBs—active management is key.

  • Investment Grade Credit - Whatever It Takes

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    Investment Grade Credit: Whatever It Takes

    2020-07-16T11:25:00Z

    After the historic rollercoaster ride IG credit took in the first quarter, U.S. policymakers seem to have won the day, at least for now—with their own version of the phrase made famous by former ECB President Mario Draghi: Whatever it takes.

  • How Will Economics & Politics Shape Markets in H2 2020?

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    How Will Economics & Politics Shape Markets in H2 2020?

    2020-07-15T15:13:00Z

    Dr. Christopher Smart, Head of the Barings Investment Institute, discusses the second half outlook including views on the current recovery, U.S./China trade skirmishes and the U.S. presidential election. Don’t miss his 10 one-word answers to our most difficult questions.

  • The “Pandemic Put” Can’t Last Forever

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    The “Pandemic Put” Can’t Last Forever

    2020-07-10T15:07:00Z

    As the second half comes into focus, investors will have to contemplate a world in which the risks remain—and the backstops come with strings.

  • There’s More Than Huawei To Find Conflict With China

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    There’s More Than Huawei To Find Conflict With China

    2020-07-09T15:01:00Z

    Growing tensions with China could lead to decisive reactions from Donald Trump and now Boris Johnson. U.S. retail sales are expected to improve in June, and the ECB will likely be in wait-and-see mode to assess the monetary measures it has already taken.

  • Commercial Aviation Market Improving, Recovery Time is Uncertain

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    Commercial Aviation Market Improving, Recovery Time is Uncertain

    2020-07-02T14:57:00Z

    While the length and depth of this crisis remain uncertain, industry insiders are confident in aviation’s resiliency and ability to recover.

  • June Macro Dashboard

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    June Macro Dashboard

    2020-07-01T14:52:00Z

    While the length and depth of this crisis remain uncertain, industry insiders are confident in aviation’s resiliency and ability to recover. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape the industry for years to come.

  • ESG - The Intent Beyond the Income

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    ESG: The Intent Beyond the Income

    2020-06-30T10:03:00Z

    ESG is playing an increasingly meaningful role in fixed income investing. At Barings, we formally integrate ESG across our corporate credit asset classes—but the way we apply our analysis is necessarily different due to the nuances of each market.

  • 2020 Views from the LPAC

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    2020 Views from the LPAC

    2020-06-30T09:53:00Z

    Over our 25+ years of investing across private markets, Barings has held hundreds of Limited Partner Advisory Committee (LPAC) seats. From this vantage point, we offer the following insights on the issues and actions currently under debate between LPs and their GPs.

  • ESG in Fixed Income - Progress Over Perfection

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    ESG in Fixed Income: Progress Over Perfection

    2020-06-30T09:36:00Z

    Fixed income investors have been slower to adopt environmental, social and governance factors, but change is afoot. Barings’ experts explain how fixed income managers can—and are—driving tangible change among corporate debt issuers—and why investors need to pay attention.