Michael Schechter

Partner, Head of Credit Trading
Los Angeles

Mr. Schechter is a Partner and Head of Credit Trading in the Ares Credit Group, where he oversees trading of all bank loans, high yield and related credit instruments in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Schechter serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Liquid Credit Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Schechter was a Managing Director in leveraged loan trading at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on performing and stressed bank debt. Previously, Mr. Schechter was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Loan Trading at Citi, where he focused on performing and stressed bank debt and high yield bond trading. Additionally, Mr. Schechter was an Associate in Citi's Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Schechter holds a B.S, with honors, from Lehigh University in Business and Economics with a concentration in Finance.