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Who We Are

At Ares, we embrace our differences. Diversity in all of its forms is key to our firm’s open culture and long-term success. By fully appreciating our team members' diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives, we believe Ares is positioned to realize favorable outcomes for our investors and for the firm. To support our diverse workforce and enrich our work environment, Ares offers a multitude of programs and policies that reflect our purpose-driven culture.

Ares' Inclusion & Diversity Council

The mission of the Ares’ Inclusion & Diversity Council is to establish well-orchestrated strategies and operating plans that incorporate business alignment, leadership accountability and measured success in the following areas:

  • Cultivate relationships with diversity organizations to tangibly and materially impact diversity recruiting pipelines
  • Partner with business leaders to implement best practices that support diversity in interviewing and hiring methods
  • Foster a culture of inclusion that embraces all forms of diversity, including but not limited to ethnicity/background, gender, sexual orientation, and thought
  • Identify key retention levers to support diverse team members


The mission of ANEW is to expand the representation of women at every level of the firm and to cultivate ideas, programs and practices that allow women to thrive at Ares. ANEW aims to attract, support, advance and impact women's careers through activities including women's networking events, “Link Up with Leadership” meetings, “Women Who Lead” speaker sessions, and sponsorship of women's organizations. We believe that enhanced interaction and collaboration among Ares' female professionals can provide opportunities to accelerate their progress and success.


Ares recognizes the importance of building and supporting a family, and the policies below reflect our commitment to assist our employees as they endeavor to fulfill their responsibilities at work and at home.

  • Parental Leave for primary and non-primary caregivers in
    connection with the birth of a child, adoption or surrogacy
  • “Welcome Baby” gifts
  • Adoption assistance
  • Reproductive assistance
  • Breast milk shipping
  • On-site Mothers' Rooms
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • [email protected] benefits, including emergency back-up care services

Inclusion & Diversity Organizations We Support

We believe that communities are strengthened by diverse backgrounds and thought, where everyone has a sense of belonging and can make a contribution. Ares is proud to partner with several organizations fostering these goals within our communities. We work with the organizations in many different ways, including offering donations, employee volunteerism, providing internships and serving on boards.