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Hear about Ares’ history and experience from Head of AAM, Teiki Benveniste.

About AAM

Ares Australia Management (AAM) is a strategic joint venture between Ares Management Corporation and Fidante Partners formed in 2019 in order to coordinate the marketing and investment management of investor capital from Australia and New Zealand for Ares’ various Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate strategies.

AAM combines Ares’ robust suite of demonstrated investment strategies with Fidante’s broad investor distribution, local fund reporting and back office administration.

AAM is a corporate authorised representative of Fidante Partners ABN 94 002 835 592 AFSL 234668 (Authorised Representative Number 001280423). Ares has been appointed as sub-adviser of the Ares Global Credit Income Fund and Ares Diversified Credit Fund.


About Ares Management Corporation

Ares Management Corporation (Ares) is a leading global alternative investment manager operating integrated businesses across Credit, Private Equity, Real Estate, Strategic Initiatives and Secondaries. Ares scale and tenure in credit markets define their platform.

Underwriting and managing credit since 1997 with a leading position in US and European direct lending has positioned Ares to capitalise on the convergence of traditional direct lending and broadly syndicated markets.

The power of the Ares platform
A collaborative approach producing differentiated diligence and access to preferential economics for investors.

Scale

695+

investment professionals incl 290+ in Credit

Ares FUM

US$262BN

incl. US$167.6bn in Credit

Experience

20+ YEARS

track record of compelling risk adjusted returns through market cycles

As of June, 30 2021. FUM amounts include funds managed by Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P., a wholly owned portfolio company of Ares Capital Corporation and registered investment adviser. Approximately $13.7 billion of AUM as of June 30, 2021 including for the acquisition of Black Creek Group, which closed on July 1, 2021. Investment Professionals includes approximately 299 employees including 108 investment professionals for the acquisition of Black Creek Group, which closed on July 1, 2021. Total employee headcount includes admin professionals.


About Fidante Partners

At Fidante Partners, active investing is at the heart of what we do. We form long-term alliances with investment managers who are carefully selected not only for their robust investment processes, but their expertise, passion and ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for investors.

For these highly skilled managers, our strategic, operational and distribution expertise gives them access to a large global investor base while enabling them to focus on what they do best – managing money. By matching their talent with our know-how, scalability and support, it’s a partnership designed to help them drive success.

We are a global investment management business with approximately A$84.9bn under management as at 30 June 2021 and form part of the Challenger Limited Group, an ASX-listed investment management firm (ASX:CGF).


NOTE:
Ares FUM: AUM amounts include funds managed by Ivy Hill Asset Management, L.P., a wholly owned portfolio company of Ares Capital Corporation and registered investment adviser. Approximately $13.7 billion of AUM as of June 30, 2021 including for the acquisition of Black Creek Group, which closed on July 1, 2021.
Investment Professionals: Includes approximately 299 employees including 108 investment professionals for the acquisition of Black Creek Group, which closed on July 1, 2021. Total employee headcount includes admin professionals.