Mr. Arent is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Mr. Arent was Co-Founder and Group COO of Mountains & Hills, a Swiss PE company. Previously, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Group COO and CIO of Quilvest Wealth Management, an International Private Bank. He holds an M.S. from the University of Nancy in Information Technology.