Ms. Fernandez is a Partner in the Ares Investor Relations Group and serves as Head of Product Management and Investor Relations, European Credit. Prior to joining Ares in 2015, Ms. Fernandez was an Investment Director at Graphite Capital, where she focused on making investments in private equity funds, co-investments and secondaries across the European market. Previously, Ms. Fernandez was part of Auda Alternative Investments' private equity fund-of-funds and secondaries team. In addition, she spent four years at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in New York where she focused on investment banking. Ms. Fernandez holds a B.S. from Babson College in Finance and Entrepreneurship and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.