Ares Management LP said June 27 that Peter Higgins has joined the firm as a partner and portfolio manager in the Ares Credit Group. Higgins will be based in London and will help lead the expansion of Ares’ European leverage finance product. Higgins was most recently with BlueBay Asset Management, where he was partner and senior portfolio manager for its global leveraged finance group.
LOS ANGELES & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES) announced today that Peter Higgins has joined the firm as a Partner and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group. Mr. Higgins will be based in London and will help lead the expansion of Ares’ European leverage finance product offerings alongside the existing European Credit team. Mr. Higgins was most recently with BlueBay Asset Management, where he was Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager for its Global Leveraged Finance group. After graduating with a B.A. from Columbia University, he developed his global leveraged finance capabilities with positions in London and New York at Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse First Boston and Prudential Securities.
“Peter brings significant experience and a proven track record to our team in London,” said Blair Jacobson, Co-Head of European Credit in the Ares Credit Group. “His hire is consistent with Ares’ continued focus on adding strong investment talent and bringing new credit product offerings to our clients in Europe and around the world.”
“It is a tremendous opportunity for me to join the Ares team,” said Mr. Higgins. “I am excited to continue to develop strategies that meet the needs of Ares’ growing client base and leverage the strength of its credit group in Europe as well as the broader, global Ares Management platform.”
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