Will Farrant is a Partner at Ares Management where he is head of the Australian and New Zealand alternative credit business.
Prior to joining Ares, will ran Credit Suisse’s APAC debt capital markets business based in Sydney, providing advice, balance sheet lending, structuring and distribution to clients seeking finance in Australian and global debt markets, in both secured and unsecured format.
Will’s background has a strong securitisation theme. Will started professional life as a London and Singapore-based securitisation lawyer with Norton Rose, before becoming an investment manager at Gordian Knot Investment Management in London, managing a USD25bn book of global ABS and CDO product.
After moving to Australia in 2003, Will worked for two years in ANZs securitisation and structured credit trading teams. He then moved to Credit Suisse in 2005 to head the Australian syndicate desk, heavily focussed on ABS product, which he ran until early 2009, at which point he moved to head DCM and subsequently securitisation origination.
Will is the chair of the Education Subcommittee, and currently sits on a number of Governmental committees and advisory boards.