Blair Jacobson

Blair Jacobson

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Blair is a Partner and Co-Head of European Credit in the Ares Credit Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management.

He also serves on the boards of Ares Management Limited and Ares Management UK Limited.

Additionally, Blair serves on the Ares Credit Group's European Direct Lending and European Liquid Credit Investment Committees.

Prior to joining Ares in 2012, Blair was a Partner at The StepStone Group, where he focused on building and running European operations, including oversight of private debt and equity investments.

Previously, Blair was a Partner at Citigroup Private Equity and Mezzanine Partners in London and New York. In addition, he has held a variety of roles in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions in a broad range of industries, most recently at Lehman Brothers.

Blair holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Williams College in Political Economy and an MBA, with honours, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Finance.