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Who We Are
Our Core Mission and Values
At Ares, we are committed to cultivating an energetic, rewarding and dynamic work environment, where collaboration and ambition are the norm, and excellence is the standard. We embrace partnership and thought leadership as key values driving Ares' success as a firm.
"Our greatest assets are our culture and our team. Our team has delivered strong results over the last 20 years across asset classes and market cycles, and our consistent performance has earned us the trust of our investors, which has enabled us to invest in our business for the long-term and to evolve our core competencies into adjacent markets and products."
Co-Founder, CEO and President of Ares Management
Our culture thrives on collaboration and teamwork. We take pride in our ability to partner with our colleagues across business groups to drive knowledge, insights and enhanced decision-making. Our collaborative culture fosters creativity and innovative problem-solving. We characterize this approach as the “The Power of The Ares Platform”.
While Ares has been in existence since 1997, we focus on maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit, where individuals can operate with a degree of autonomy. Innovative ideas and information sharing are encouraged from team members at all levels.
At Ares, we value promoting from within, and a majority of our senior professionals have “grown up” in their careers within Ares. It is our deliberate objective to develop talent through mentorship and training. We reward strong performers not only financially, but also with greater responsibility commensurate with their capabilities.
We pride ourselves on our extensive corporate citizenship endeavors, and we actively support local communities and non-profits through firm-wide sponsorships, board positions, charitable donations, and grass roots volunteerism. Through our Ares In Motion (A.I.M.) program, we offer a variety of opportunities to team members throughout the year that support a wide array of causes across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Read More
Diverse & Inclusive
Ares is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce and promote an environment that combines a wide range of experiences and perspectives. The unique life experiences, backgrounds, and self-expression that our team members bring to their work elevate our culture and the company’s achievements. Read More
We strive to foster a supportive environment that cultivates professional growth and development. We encourage team members to continuously develop their skills via unique and dynamic on-the-job initiatives, participation in academic coursework, job-related certification programs, seminars, workshops and training courses, as well as through the Ares Academy learning and development platform.
Meet Our Team
Our talented people are what makes Ares great. We cultivate teams of intelligent, hard-working and caring professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
"In order to reach our full potential, Ares leverages our blend of different people, backgrounds and experiences to create value for our employees, shareholders and investors. This unique blend of perspectives enhances our culture, builds our commitment to our surrounding community and fuels our innovation. At the end of the day, our business is about the people with whom we work and how we motivate each other to achieve our goals."
"I think that the power of the platform is central to how Ares operates and it creates a very unique value proposition for our firm. You have people who all look at different segments of the markets, pursue different investment strategies, and just think about things differently. And you have a sharing of ideas across different perspectives, which I think helps each individual group produce the best results."
"Ares allows its employees to take on as much responsibility as they feel comfortable with, and empowers them to make their own decisions. If you believe you need guidance, someone is always there to help, so it's independence with support. I think Ares does a fantastic job with that."
Stephanie Shepard Cobb
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