Mr. Forrest is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Forrest was a Vice President in the Distressed Credit Group at J.P. Morgan, where he focused on the financial restructuring and workout of distressed borrowers. Previously, Mr. Forrest was an Associate in the Corporate Credit Team at J.P. Morgan, where he focused on the underwriting and monitoring of credits. Mr. Forrest holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Mathematics.