Mr. Kim is a Partner and Head of Asia Relationship Management in the Ares Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2009, Mr. Kim was a Vice President and Director of Global Structured Syndication at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns, where he focused on originating, structuring and marketing various types of alternative investment and structured credit products to Asia ex-Japan investor clients. Previously, Mr. Kim was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where he focused on global structured credit products in Hong Kong and Tokyo. In addition, Mr. Kim was an Investment Analyst at Samsung Life Insurance Company. Mr. Kim holds a B.A. from Korea University in Business Administration.