Mr. Duko is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of U.S. Liquid Credit in the Ares Credit Group, where he is primarily responsible for managing Ares' U.S. bank loan credit strategies. Mr. Duko also serves as a Vice President of Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. Additionally, he serves as a member of the the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Liquid Credit Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Duko was a Portfolio Manager at PIMCO, where he managed bank loan assets across a broad range of investment strategies and was responsible for secondary loan trading across all sectors. Previously, Mr. Duko was an Associate Portfolio Manager at Lord Abbett & Co. LLC., where he focused on its leveraged loan business, portfolio management, trading decisions and marketing. He also held positions at Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management and ING Pilgrim Research. Mr. Duko holds a B.S. from Arizona State University in Finance, where he was a Barrett Honors College Graduate.