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Ares Australia Management

About AAM

Ares Australia Management Pty Ltd ABN 51 636 490 732 AFSL 537 666 (AAM) is a strategic joint venture between Ares Management (Ares) and Fidante Partners (Fidante) formed in 2019 to provide Australia and New Zealand investors with access to Ares’ expertise in the credit, private equity, real estate and infrastructure asset classes. AAM combines Ares’ robust suite of demonstrated investment strategies with Fidante’s broad investor distribution, local fund reporting and back office administration.

Ares has been appointed as sub-adviser of the Ares Global Credit Income Fund and Ares Diversified Credit Fund.


Ares was built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the broader platform. Ares believes the synergies resulting from collaboration across the platforms provide its professionals with more informed decision making as a result of shared industry expertise, management relationships, and market insights, access to significant deal flow and a broader opportunity set, and the ability to assess relative value.

Since inception in 1997, Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering attractive risk-adjusted investment returns through market cycles. Ares strives to maintain a consistent and credit-quality focused approach targeting well-structured investments in franchise businesses and real assets.


Ares Australia Management’s approach to sustainability is anchored and backed by Ares’ leadership in both Corporate Sustainability and Responsible Investment programs. As a leading alternative investment manager, Ares strives to be a catalyst for shared prosperity for its stakeholders and communities. Ares’ ambition is to help make alternative investing in the private capital markets an engine for an inclusive and lower-carbon economy by engaging across its spheres of influence with the potential to touch thousands of companies in which Ares invests and the communities it serves.

Contact AAM

General Enquiries
1300 721 637 (Within Australia)
+612 8023 5428 (Outside of Australia)

Financial Adviser Enquiries
1300 721 637

Brokers & Capital Markets

Matthew Holberton
National Manager - Listed & Capital Markets
+61 3 9947 9419
+61 414 244 556

Institutional Investors and Asset Consultants

Teiki Benveniste
Head of Ares Australia Management
+61 418 784 049
+61 2 9994 7355

Institutional Investors and Asset Consultants

Michael Chen
Ares Principal and Relationship Manager – Asia
+852 9556 9819
+852 3909 8864

1 CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund.