Ms. Braidy is a Principal in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where she focuses on infrastructure product management and investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Ms. Braidy was a Director at BlackRock, where she focused on sourcing and underwriting of infrastructure, real estate, private credit and private equity funds for the firm's outsourced CIO clients. Previously, Ms. Braidy was a Commercial Real Estate Product Specialist in the Financial Markets Advisory Group at BlackRock, where she advised financial institutions on complex issues regarding portfolio management, financial risks management and modeling, balance sheet optimization and regulatory compliance. In addition, Ms. Braidy was an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays, where she focused on foreign exchange and commodities sales and trading. Ms. Braidy holds a double master's degree from HEC Paris School of Management and Bocconi University in International Management. She is a CFA® charterholder.