Ms. Murakami is a Partner and Head of Japan Relationship Management in the Ares Global Client Solutions Group, where she leads the team focused on institutional client management in Japan. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Ms. Murakami was a Vice President of Marketing at Nomura Asset Management USA, where she focused on institutional marketing in Japan. Previously, Ms. Murakami was a Trader in the Credit Portfolio Trading Group at JP Morgan Chase, where she focused on the bank's Japan and ex-Japan Asia credit portfolio. In addition, Ms. Murakami was an Analyst at JPMorgan Securities, where she focused on investment banking. Ms. Murakami holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago in Economics. She is a CFA® charterholder.