Emerging market capital management
Barings Asset Management, known as Barings, is an international investment management firm providing services to investors worldwide, with a focus on emerging and inefficient markets, asset allocation and specialist fixed income.
Founded in 1989, the company is owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and operates as a subsidiary of MassMutual Financial Group.
As of 30 June 2018, Barings held more than $306bn in assets under management. The company employs 1,700 people, across 41 offices in 17 countries with its UK base in Bishopsgate, London.
Joins from Roubini Global Economics
The ASEAN region is a relatively unloved one at the moment due to a host of factors, including an investor preference for North Asia and weak domestic earnings.
Launches Risk Team with former banker
All data is from FE Trustnet to 7 October 2015, unless stated.
Spent 19 years at Schroders
Mining manager praised move
Investors were given yet another reason to steer clear of Brazil after political turmoil and high debt levels saw ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgrade the country's status from investment grade to 'junk' this month.
QE and inflation have skewed curve
Despite recent Chinese stock market volatility, the long-term growth outlook for Asia remains very positive, and compared to its emerging market peers the region does not come at a premium.
Barings has hired two senior additions to its multi-asset team as its develops a new long/short fund.
How managers are exploiting 'mismatch between perception and reality'
Ten funds producing red hot returns in 2015
Heartwood Investment Management has hired Marian Black from Baring Asset Management to head up its investment marketing.
Pictet Asset Management is aiming to "create noise" with its first onshore product for UK investors, a lower cost multi-asset fund for Percival Stanion and team.
New guard make their mark
Barings rebuilds after big-name exits
The impact of new political regimes
Baring Asset Management has promoted Rod Aldridge to head of wholesale distribution for EMEA following the departure of Oliver Morath.
Baring Asset Management has converted its Global Bond Trust into a more flexible Strategic Bond fund and handed it to new manager Guy Dunham.
Investment Quorum has unveiled a series of funds it is backing to navigate currency wars and unpredictable central bank action in 2015, said the group's CIO Peter Lowman.
How asset managers are meeting the pensions challenge
Global growth looks pretty uninspiring, and there is much uncertainty on the horizon. But now is the time to load up on equities, says Christopher Mahon from Baring Asset Management.
After another year of high profile manager moves and retirements, Investment Week looks at ten of this year's biggest exits, what the managers are doing now, and what has happened to their funds.
Negative sentiment towards Europe's economic prospects has caused valuations in many cases to become very attractive, says Barings' Nick Williams.