Mr. Davies is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending, including portfolio management. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Davies was a Portfolio Manager in the Private Debt Group at BlueBay Asset Management LLP, where he was focused on portfolio management responsibilities that included monitoring the performance of portfolio companies, liaising with existing and prospective investors as well as acting as the overall fund controller. Prior to that, Mr. Davies was an Audit Manager at Deloitte LLP, where he focused on audit and assurance engagements for both mid-market and large FTSE 100 clients. Mr. Davies holds a First Class B.A. (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University in Business Management. Mr. Davies is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA®) and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).