Mr. Manning is a Vice President in the Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Manning was a Principal at his business development consulting firm, Vuime LLC. Previously, Mr. Manning was an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group at BlackRock, where he focused on insurance company clients. In addition, he was an Investment Analyst at River and Mercantile Solutions. Mr. Manning holds a B.S. from Babson College in Business Administration with a dual-concentration in Finance and Economics. Mr. Manning is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and holds a CAIA designation.