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Ares Management Corporation appoints Head of Credit Trading

Ares Management Corporation has appointed Michael Schechter as Partner and Head of Credit Trading.

Based in Los Angeles, Schechter will oversee the trading of all bank loans, high yield and related credit instruments in the US and Europe. In this new position, Schechter will work with Ares’ existing senior trading professionals, portfolio managers and management to set and execute Ares’ trading agenda.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael to Ares in his new position as the leader of our Credit Group’s trading team,” says Kipp deVeer, Partner and Head of the Ares Credit Group. “Michael brings extensive knowledge and deep experience within our markets, as well as a broad range of relationships across both buy-side accounts and our sell-side counterparties. We believe this will allow us to drive continued growth as a leading, value-added capital markets and trading platform.”

“I am excited to be joining this team of highly talented professionals within one of the strongest credit platforms in the industry. I look forward to working with the broader Ares Credit Group to collaborate and share market intelligence to enhance idea flow and deal sourcing to continue the firm’s leadership across its credit strategies,” says Schechter.

Schechter brings more than 16 years of experience in leveraged finance trading, sales and syndicate, most recently having served as Managing Director – Credit Trading for Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Citigroup in various roles including Co-Head of US Leveraged Loan Trading.

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