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Barings Dynamic Emerging Market Fund

30th June 2011 Print

Baring Asset Management (Barings), the international investment firm, has today announced the launch of the Baring Dynamic Emerging Markets Fund.  The new fund will invest across emerging market equities, bonds, currencies, commodities (indirect exposure), derivatives, money market instruments and/or cash It aims to achieve emerging market equity-like returns with less of the risk, over a long-term investment horizon. 

The fund is run by Barings’ successful multi-asset team, who have been managing dynamic asset allocation strategies since 2002. The team manages over £4 billion in dynamic asset allocation products for retail and institutional clients. The fund will be managed by Percival Stanion, Head of Barings’ multi-asset team and Toby Nangle.

The Baring Dynamic Emerging Markets Fund will employ an actively managed multi-asset strategy. The asset allocation will be centred on emerging markets’ ability to offer strong returns over the long term based on favourable demographics, currency appreciation, high productivity and growing domestic demand. 

The management of the fund will be underpinned by the multi-asset team’s tried and tested process of identifying the best asset classes from a top-down perspective and taking a flexible approach to asset allocation. The managers have the ability to allocate away from emerging markets to control the Fund’s volatility and importantly, protect capital during difficult market conditions by investing in other asset classes such as developed market bonds, alternatives and cash.

Percival Stanion, Head of Barings’ multi-asset team explains, “At Barings we have a strong belief that emerging markets offer some of the biggest potential investment returns. We also have almost a decade of experience running dynamic asset allocation products. We believe that the Baring Dynamic Emerging Markets Fund will appeal to long-term investors seeking a lower volatility way of investing in these exciting high growth markets.