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Locations:            London, United Kingdom

job requisition id:             JR_004547

At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.


Barings’ dedicated Emerging Markets team manages over $15 billion in assets across corporates, sovereign, local debt and blended strategies. An integrated team of 20 seasoned portfolio managers, analysts and traders analyses the sovereign debt of over 90 countries and the corporate debt of over 1000 companies.


The emerging markets sovereign debt team is looking for a graduate student for the summer of 2023 EMD Fellowship to be based in Boston or London to work on the following topic: Inequality and Fiscal Policy.

The main objective of the summer research fellowship is to explore the relationship between income equality and redistributive policies in developing countries. By selecting a limited number of countries, through a case study approach, the candidate will explore how personal income tax brackets have been evolving over time to assess if tax codes have become more or less progressive with time. These data can then be compared to income inequality data (GINI or other) and a causality explored between income inequality and policy redistribution.


The candidate should have extensive training in macroeconomics and specialized understanding of inequality as an economic phenomenon as well as tax policy. Knowledge of the literature in emerging markets and of relevant databases would be a plus.


Only graduate and Ph.D. applicants will be considered. Deadline for application is Friday, February 24, 2023. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted after deadline and interviews will be held mid-March.

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.


About Barings

Barings is a $391+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets.

With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment.

*As of December 31, 2021