Ares Management LLC

CRD#130074
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Ares Management LLC operates as an advisory company located in Los Angeles, California. Ares Management LLC has $102.4 billion in assets under management across 264 accounts, making it one of the largest financial advisory firms in the nation by assets under management (AUM). The firm has a very large team of 1,130 employees, five hundred twenty-eight of whom are financial advisors. Ares Management LLC is not a registered broker-dealer, signifying that the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its own accounts as well as its customers' and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are tradable financial assets like options, bonds and stocks.

Ares Management LLC oversees more than half of its client assets in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that an investment advisor makes transaction judgments for the client's account without needing to seek client approval. Ares Management LLC also oversees 14 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $3.4 billion in assets under management. The company supervises about $387.9 million for each client account. The average financial advisor at Ares Management LLC administers fewer than one client account, making it one of the most personalized financial advisor firms in the country.

The firm's central office is at 2000 Avenue Of The Stars, Los Angeles, California 90067. The company is legally registered to serve clients across 12 U.S. states and territories.

Assets Under Management

$102.4 billion

Number of Advisors

528

Disclosures

No

Office Location

2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Ares Management LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$102.4 billion

National Average: $3.7 billion
Total Number of Employees

1,130

National Average: 29
Total Number of Accounts

264

National Average: 2,073
Average Account Size

$387.9 million

National Average: $1.8 million

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Fee Structure

Financial advisory fees usually vary depending on which services the firm provides the client. Fees charged by the company may include some blend of the following fee types: asset-based or performance-based. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not provided by the company.

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  • Offered by 74% of firms

    Percentage of Assets

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    This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.

  • Offered by 17% of firms

    Performance-based

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    Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.

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    Hourly

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    Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.

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    Commissions

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    Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.

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    Subscription

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    Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.

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    Fixed

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    Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.

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    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

The firm does business with a number of different investors. Ares Management LLC works with investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, other investment advisers, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. Out of its 264 accounts, Ares Management LLC's largest client by number of accounts is pooled investment vehicles. Around 53% of the company's customers reside abroad.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 0%
  • Other Individuals - 0%
  • Corporations - 100%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0%

* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.

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Disclosures

Ares Management LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA