Mr. Lovis is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending, including portfolio management. Prior to joining Ares in 2008, Mr. Lovis was an Associate Director in the European Portfolio Management Leveraged Finance Group at Barclays. Previously, he was an Associate in the European Portfolio Management Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets. In addition, he was a member of the Global Automotive and Industrial Group and Media and Telecommunications Group at Citigroup in Frankfurt. Mr. Lovis holds both a B.A. and an M.A. from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland in Banking and Finance.