Mr. Bell is a Managing Director and Head of European Compliance in the Ares Compliance Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Bell worked with Oxford Asset Management LLP, most recently as the firm's London-based Compliance and Regulatory Consultant, and prior to that as its Oxford-based Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, Mr. Bell was Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Capula Investment Management LLP. In addition, he was Head of Legal at Standard Bank PLC, Head of Emerging Markets New Issues and Syndicate at WestLB's West Merchant subsidiary (an entirely front office role) and practiced law at Simmons & Simmons and Allen & Overy, where he focused on international capital markets and banking. Mr. Bell holds an L.L.B., (Hons) from University College London in Law and is a Qualified Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.