Mr. Brufsky is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and Chairman of Global Liquid Credit of Ares Management. Mr. Brufsky also serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and is a Director of the Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc. (NYSE:ARDC). Additionally, he serves as a member of the Ares Credit Group's Liquid Credit Investment Committee and the Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 1998, Mr. Brufsky was a member of the Corporate Strategy and Research Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., where he focused on analyzing and marketing non-investment grade securities and was acknowledged by Institutional Investor as a member of the top-ranked credit analyst team during each year of his tenure.
Previously, Mr. Brufsky was a member of the Institutional Sales and Trading Group of the Global Fixed Income Division at Union Bank of Switzerland. Mr. Brufsky serves on the Board of Trustees of Choate Rosemary Hall, a private, co-educational, college-preparatory boarding school, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Boards for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Cornell University. Mr. Brufsky also serves on the Board of the Luminescence Foundation, a charitable giving organization.
Mr. Brufsky holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Business Management and an M.B.A., with honors, from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in Finance, where he was awarded the Glassick Scholarship for academic achievement.