Global Financial Dignity Summit Speakers


Michael Arougheti

Ares Capital Management
HOPE National Board Member
United States of America

SPEAKER, White House Field Meeting on the President Council on Jobs: National Perspective on Jobs and Competitiveness

Mr. Arougheti has served as President of Ares Capital since May 2004 and as a director of Ares Capital since 2009. Mr. Arougheti joined Ares Management in May 2004 and is a founding member and Senior Partner of Ares Management, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Ares Partners Management Company LLC, which indirectly controls Ares Management. Mr. Arougheti also serves as a member of the Investment Committee of Ares Capital Management LLC, the investment adviser of Ares Capital and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ares Management, as a member of the Ares Private Debt Investment Committee and the Investment Committee of Ares European Private Debt, Ares Management’s European Private Debt business, and may from time to time serve as an officer, director or principal of entities affiliated with Ares Management or of investment funds managed by Ares Management and its affiliates. In addition, Mr. Arougheti is the Chairman of Ares Commercial Real Estate’s Board of Directors, and serves as a Director of Ares Commercial Real Estate and a member of the manager’s Investment Committee.

From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Arougheti was employed by Royal Bank of Canada, where he was a Managing Partner of the Principal Finance Group of RBC Capital Partners and a member of the firm’s Mezzanine Investment Committee. At RBC Capital Partners, Mr. Arougheti oversaw an investment team that originated, managed and monitored a diverse portfolio of middle-market leveraged loans, senior and junior subordinated debt, preferred equity and common stock and warrants on behalf of RBC and other third-party institutional investors. Mr. Arougheti joined Royal Bank of Canada in October 2001 from Indosuez Capital, where he was a Principal and Investment Committee member, responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged transactions across a broad range of products and asset classes.

Prior to joining Indosuez in 1994, Mr. Arougheti worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he was a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Arougheti also serves on the boards of directors of Investor Group Services, 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. Mr. Arougheti’s depth of experience in investment management, leveraged finance and financial services gives the board of directors valuable industry-specific knowledge and expertise on these and other matters.

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