Owen D. Hill is a Managing Director at Ares Management in the Credit Group, where he focuses on direct lending in the energy industry. Ares Management is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $94 billion of assets under management, including approximately $60 billion in the Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in early 2014, Mr. Hill was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of CLG Energy Finance, LLC, an affiliate of privately-held Beal Bank, where he was responsible for the origination of over $1 billion in alternative debt financings in the energy industry. Prior to CLG, Mr. Hill was a Portfolio Manager at alternative asset manager Highland Capital Management, where he focused on energy and other industries. Mr. Hill began his career as a corporate attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Hill holds a B.A. from Columbia University in History, a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and is a CFA® charterholder.