Mr. Choe is an Associate in the Ares SSG Group, where he focuses on investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Choe worked as a Senior Associate in the Lending Ark Asia Secured Private Debt Fund at CLSA Capital Partners, where he focused on originating, executing, structuring, and monitoring of secured private credit investments across Asia-Pacific. Previously, Mr. Choe was an Analyst at Credit Agricole CIB, where he worked on origination and execution of public and private debt capital transaction and rating advisory assignments for financial institutions and corporates in Korea. Mr. Choe holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in Economics and an M.Sc. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST Business School in Financial Analysis.