Mike Freno

Chairman & CEO at Barings


Mike Freno is Chairman and CEO of Barings LLC, a $387+ billion global financial services firm with offices across the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. Mike is also Chair of the Barings Board of Directors and a member of the MassMutual Executive Leadership Team. His experience canvasses two decades on the buy-side, focusing on both equity and debt investments.

Previously, Mike was President overseeing Barings’ investments, sales, operations and technology and Chairman of the Board of Barings BDC, Inc., (NYSE: BBDC), an external business development company managed by Barings.

Mike holds a B.A. from Furman University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.


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