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Speaker's Biography:

Michael Arougheti
Co-Founder, Director and President, Ares Management GP LLC

Mr. Michael Arougheti is a Co-Founder of Ares and a Director and the President of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares' general partner. He is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. He also serves as Co-Chairman of ARCC and a director of ACRE. Mr. Arougheti also is a member of the Ares Credit Group's Direct Lending Investment Committee, the Ares Equity Income Opportunity Strategy Portfolio Review Committee and the Ares Operations Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2004, Mr. Arougheti was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Mezzanine Investment Committee. Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Riverspace Arts, a not-for-profit arts organization, and Operation HOPE, a not-for-profit organization focused on expanding economic opportunity in underserved communities through economic education and empowerment. Mr. Arougheti received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.

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