Mike Leopardi

Partner, Head of Investment Operations
Los Angeles

Mr. Leopardi is a Partner and Head of the Ares Investment Operations Department. He is a member of the Ares Enterprise Risk Committee. Mr. Leopardi oversees trade settlement, asset servicing, corporate actions/restructures, agency, cash reconciliations and pricing/data for the firm. He has been responsible for managing operations at several other firms, including treasury, risk and trade compliance functions, and has significant experience with prime brokerage, ISDA counterparties and fund administrators. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Leopardi was a Partner and Director of Operations at Deimos Asset Management LLC, where he was responsible for designing the infrastructure to launch a multi-manager multi-strategy hedge fund integrated for liquid asset classes. Previously, Mr. Leopardi was Director of Operations at Shumway Capital Partners LLC, where he managed the operations team for a multi-strategy hedge fund, supporting equity, credit and macro strategies. Prior to Shumway, Mr. Leopardi was an Associate Director at SAC Capital Advisors LLC, where he oversaw multiple departments in the operations and fund accounting group. Mr. Leopardi holds a B.S. from Northeastern University in Finance and Insurance.