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Ares names Co-Head of Europe for Alternative Credit

Ares Management, which offers primary and secondary investment solutions across the credit, PE, real estate and infrastructure asset classes, has appointed Stefano Questa as Partner and Co-Head of Europe for Alternative Credit.

Questa, who will serve alongside Eli Appelbaum, has over 21 years of experience, having previously served as Partner and Portfolio Manager for private credit at Hayfin Capital Management. During his previous role he invested across special situation strategies and was responsible for the firm’s asset investing activities.

Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Director at Sixth Street Partners, where he was responsible for real estate and asset-backed special situations in Europe.

Prior to this, Questa worked at Goldman Sachs for over ten years both in its investment banking and principal investing divisions.

The Ares alternative credit strategy is one of the largest investors in asset-based credit, managing approximately $32.1bn in assets under management as of 30 September 2023. The team pursues a differentiated strategy of providing scaled solutions tailored to owners of large, diversified portfolios of assets that seek to generate resilient, contractual cash flows across market cycles.

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