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Seth Brufsky


Senior Partner
Ares Management LLC (Los Angeles, CA)


Mr. Seth Brufsky serves as Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager of Ares Management LLC. Mr. Brufsky is a Founding Member of Ares. At Ares Management, he focuses on investments in United States and in Capital Markets Group. He is based in the Los Angeles office and joined Ares Management in 1998. Mr. Brusfsky also serves as a Portfolio Manager of SEI Institutional Investment Trust - Enhanced LIBOR Opportunities Fund. He also focuses on the Fund's Capital Markets investment activities and is a Portfolio Manager at SEI Institutional Investment Trust - High Yield Bond Fund and SEI Institutional Managed Trust - High Yield Bond Fund. Previously, Mr. Brufsky was a member of the Corporate Strategy and Research Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he specialized in analyzing and marketing non-investment grade securities and was acknowledged by Institutional Investor as a member of the top-ranked credit analyst team each year of his tenure. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Brufsky was a Member of the Institutional Sales and Trading Group of the Global Fixed Income Division at Union Bank of Switzerland. He is a Member of Investment Committee Ares Capital Markets funds. Mr. Brufsky was awarded the Glassick Scholarship for academic achievement at University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.


Mr. Brufsky graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Business Management and an M.B.A. degree in Finance with honors from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.