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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 the Ares’ Women’s Network is to cultivate a highly talented and diverse workforce that values idea generation and unique perspectives. The goal of the program is to attract, support, advance and impact the careers of women at the firm 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 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.

Expanding the social capital of youth through curiosity, gratitude, team and adventure to learn a common civic language, engage in dialogue, and explore local and global challenges ranging from housing to environmental justice.

Helping students from low-income backgrounds pursue the college educations they deserve.

Developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry and preparing them for corporate and community leadership.

Preparing students for success in college, career, and life.

Activating the entrepreneurial mindset and building startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities, to ensure their success and create a more vibrant society.

A for-purpose organization focused on financial dignity and inclusion, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities.

Providing talented and motivated young people from underserved and underrepresented communities with access to superior educational and career opportunities.

Providing educational business competitions that connect corporations with schools in low-income communities to increase college and career readiness.

Los Angeles-based forum for women in institutional investing focused on strengthening relationships and facilitating a dialogue to advance and empower women in the Southern California institutional investment community.

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