Ms. Zhu is a Principal in the Ares SSG Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Ms. Zhu was a Vice President at SSG Group, where she focused on identifying, assessing and executing investment opportunities in Greater China. Previously, Ms. Zhu was a Senior Associate with China Everbright Limited, where she focused on structured finance investments. Ms. Zhu began her career at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, where she focused on investment banking solutions for Chinese enterprises. Ms. Zhu holds a B.B.A. from the University of Hong Kong in Accounting and Finance and an M.Sc. from the University of Oxford in Financial Economics. Ms. Zhu is a CFA® charterholder.