Ares Management Corporation Adds Two Senior Investment Professionals to Credit Group to Further Expand Alternative Credit and Financial Services Industry Coverage

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) today announced that two experienced professionals have joined Ares Management’s Credit Group to expand its focus on asset finance in the alternative credit and financial services. These new hires reflect Ares’ continued commitment to growing its credit markets investment business.

Kevin Alexander will lead investment origination and specialty asset structuring within Ares’ alternative credit strategy. Alternative Credit is Ares’ home to investment opportunities outside of well-defined traditional markets such as corporate debt, real estate and private equity. Mr. Alexander joins as a partner and will be based in Ares’ New York office, reporting to Keith Ashton, partner and co-head of alternative credit. Mr. Alexander joins Ares from Natixis, where he most recently served as Deputy Managing Director, Americas and Head of Global Markets, Americas. He has over 20 years of direct industry experience, including 18 years with Natixis. At Natixis, he was responsible for overseeing the fixed income, commodities, equities, structured credit, treasury, relationship management and financial analysis teams.

Scott Rosen will help lead the origination and structuring of investments in the financial services industry, including specialty finance, asset management, investment distribution, brokerage and insurance services, fintech and other financial service providers. Mr. Rosen joins the US Direct Lending team as Managing Director, reporting to Kipp deVeer, Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group. With over 18 years of experience, Mr. Rosen was previously a partner at Solar Capital Partners, where he was responsible for financing lenders and helped manage and structure their strategic equity investments in commercial finance. Previously, Mr. Rosen also worked at Wellspring Capital Management and CIBC World Markets.

“Kevin and Scott are industry veterans whom we have known for some time, and are respected in the credit markets. They add deep expertise in structured markets and have an extensive network of relationships that we believe , will significantly enhance our ability to develop exclusive investment opportunities for our investors and innovative capital solutions for our borrowers,” said Kipp deVeer, Partner and Head of Ares Credit Group.

“We are excited to have Kevin and Scott join us as we develop and expand our credit strategies. Their strong market relationships and breadth of experience will help us bring non-traditional solutions and opportunities to our clients. investment opportunities in alternative credit,” said Keith Ashton, Partner and Co-Head of Alternative Credit.

About Ares Management Corporation

Ares Management Corporation is a leading publicly traded global alternative asset manager with approximately $137 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2019 and 18 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Since its inception in 1997, Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on achieving strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles. Ares believes that each of its three distinct but complementary investment groups in credit, private equity and real estate is a market leader based on assets under management and investment performance. Ares was built on the fundamental principle that every group benefits from being part of a larger whole. For more information, visit www.aresmgmt.com.