Craig Abouchar is a Managing Director and a member of Barings’ European High Yield Investments Group and the European High Yield Investment Committee. He is a lead portfolio manager for the firm’s European High Yield Bond business and he is responsible for the portfolio management of numerous strategies. Mr. Abouchar has worked in the industry since 1994 and his experience has encompassed a focus on below-investment-grade assets across all investment types and geographic markets. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, he was Co-CEO, Europe of Castle Hill Asset Management. Prior to Castle Hill, he was a portfolio manager at Ignis Investment Management. Mr. Abouchar was also previously the chairman of the board of directors for the European High Yield Association. He shares principal responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Barings Global High Yield Fund.
Mr. Sawyer is a Managing Director and member of Barings’ European High Yield Investments Group and the firm’s European High Yield Investment Committee. He is responsible for the portfolio management of several high yield strategies and also manages the firm’s European high yield trading operations. Mr. Sawyer has worked in the industry since 2005. Prior to joining the trading team in 2008, he was a member of the portfolio monitoring team where he was responsible for the performance analysis of individual portfolio assets. Mr. Sawyer holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University.
Scott Roth is Co-Head of Barings’ U.S. High Yield Investments Group, Chair of the U.S. High Yield Investment Committee and a member of the Global High Yield Allocation Committee. His responsibilities include portfolio management for various high yield bond total return strategies. Scott has worked in the industry since 1993 and his experience has encompassed fund management, underwriting, leveraged loans and high yield. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, he was a vice president at Webster Bank and was a high yield analyst at Times Square Capital Management. He also served as an underwriter at Chubb Insurance Company. Scott holds a B.B.A. from Western Michigan University, an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and is a member of the CFA Institute.