Kevin Alexander and Scott Rosen have joined Ares Management’s Credit Group to expand its focus on asset financing across alternative credit and the financial services industry.

Alexander will lead investment origination and structuring of Specialty Assets within Ares’ Alternative Credit strategy. Alternative Credit is Ares’ home for investment opportunities that fall outside of traditional, well-defined markets such as corporate debt, real estate and private equity.

Alexander joins as a [artner and will be based in Ares’ New York office, reporting to Keith Ashton, partner and co-head of Alternative Credit. Alexander joins Ares from Natixis, where he most recently served as deputy CEO, Americas and head of Global Markets, Americas. He has more than 20 years of direct industry experience, including 18 years at Natixis. At Natixis, he was responsible for supervising teams across fixed income, commodities, equities, structured credit, treasury, relationship management and financial analytics.

Rosen will help lead investment origination and structuring of investments in the financial services industry, including specialty finance, asset management, investment distribution, insurance brokerage and services, financial technology and other financial services providers.

Rosen joins as a managing director on the U.S. Direct Lending team, reporting to Kipp deVeer, partner and head of the Ares Credit Group. With more than 18 years of experience, Rosen was previously a partner at Solar Capital Partners where he was the head of Lender Finance and helped manage and structure their strategic commercial finance equity investments. Prior to this, Rosen also worked at Wellspring Capital Management and CIBC World Markets.

“Kevin and Scott are industry veterans that we have known for some time, and they are respected across the credit markets. They add deep structured markets expertise and have an extensive network of relationships that we believe will significantly enhance our ability to develop proprietary investment opportunities for our investors and innovative capital solutions for our borrowers,” said deVeer.