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Video / 2 mins / July 2021
Head of AAM, Teiki Benveniste highlights Ares’ three credit capabilities: Liquid credit, Alternative Credit and Direct Lending.

Ares Capabilities

Ares’ history and track record highlight its deep experience and strong fundamentals, with thoughtful, strategic expansion creating cross-platform synergies for investors.


We are experienced credit evaluators who take a value-oriented approach, using fundamental bottom-up research to identify investments that offer attractive relative value in comparison to their fundamental credit risk profile.

Our investment solutions help traditional fixed income investors access the syndicated loan and high yield bond markets and capitalise on opportunities across traded corporate credit. We additionally provide access to directly originated fixed and floating rate credit assets and the ability to capitalise on illiquidity premiums across the credit spectrum. Our strategies include syndicated loans, high yield bonds, multi-asset credit, alternative credit investments and U.S. and European direct lending.

Private Equity

The group manages flagship corporate private equity funds focused on North America and Europe, special opportunities, an energy opportunities fund, infrastructure and power funds and related co-investment vehicles and two China growth funds.

The Private Equity Group broadly categorizes its investment strategies as corporate private equity, special opportunities and infrastructure and power. The private equity professionals have a demonstrated ability to deploy flexible capital, which allows them to stay both active and disciplined in various market environments.

Real Estate

We maintain a time-tested and consistent approach across our equity and debt strategies focusing on major property types that have value creation opportunities, located in liquid markets with diversified economies. Backed by a vertically integrated approach, demonstrated track record, tenured team, thematic investment approach, access to proprietary deal flow, and synergies with the broader Ares platform, we are able to identify and execute on attractive opportunities with compelling risk-reward profiles.

Secondary Solutions

Landmark, an Ares company, invests in the secondary markets across a range of alternative asset classes, including private equity, real estate and infrastructure. Our tradition of pioneering and innovating within the secondary markets spans three decades and, includes robust quantitative research to support origination, underwriting and portfolio management activities.

Strategic Initiatives

Our strategic initiatives team executes investment strategies across a broad range of solutions. These flexible capital solutions seek to expand our reach and scale in new and existing global markets. Strategic Initiatives includes the Ares SSG platform, Ares Insurance Solutions (“AIS”) and Ares Acquisition Corporation.