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Michael Smith
Partner ,Co-Head of Credit Group at Ares Management LLC


Mr. Smith is a Partner, Co-Head of Ares’ Credit Group, Co-President of Ares Capital Corporation and serves on Ares’ Management Committee. He is a member of all Ares’ Credit Group’s U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committees, Ares’ Private Equity Group’s Special Opportunities Investment Committee and the Infrastructure and Power Group Funds Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2004, Mr. Smith was a Partner at RBC Capital Partners, which led the firm’s middle market financing and principal investment businesses. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was at Indosuez Capital as a Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group. Mr. Smith also worked at Kenter, Glastris & Company and at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Agenda Sessions

  • Capital deployment in the current environment: does size matter?


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