The Ares Capital Markets Group invests primarily in tradable debt securities and structured assets, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds and alternative strategies, including opportunistic credit, special situations, structured products and multi-strategy credit. Ares has been investing in the bank loan and high yield bond markets since the Firm’s founding in 1997, and our Capital Markets Group Portfolio Managers average more than 20 years of relevant experience investing in such instruments.
We manage approximately $27 billion of committed capital as of September 30, 2013, invested through a variety of commingled funds, separately managed accounts and public funds. We are a value-driven, bottom-up, credit-focused investment group. The design and management of our portfolios is driven by internal research, with a disciplined investment process that identifies instruments trading at attractive relative values compared to their fundamental credit risk. We place significant emphasis on evaluating investment attributes that can lead to a company’s upward credit migration over a defined period of time. Additionally, we focus on capital preservation and incorporate macroeconomic assessments of risk concentrations to mitigate systemic risks.
|Primary Role ||Asset manager in the publicly traded debt markets |
|Offices ||Los Angeles, London, New York |
|Focus ||Tradable debt securities, structured assets and alternative strategies |
|Types of Investments ||Leveraged Loans, High Yield Bonds and Alternative Strategies including Opportunistic Credit, Special Situations, Structured Products and Multi-Strategy Credit |