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December 14, 2010 08:20 ET

Opinions on Ares Capital Corporation and Apollo Investment Corporation - Diversified Investments Sector Sees Bonus Trouble

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the diversified investments industry and has completed analytical research on Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) and Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Many top investment banks are considering moving up their bonus payouts over fears that tax cuts would not be as generous next year. This comes at a time when the bonus system for top level executives is under scrutiny around the globe. In the EU, regulation has put restrictions on bonuses for top executives, even those operating outside the EU but controlling investments there. Bonuses have been capped at 20%. Many in the EU are worried this regulation will negatively impact the region's ability to compete in the world market. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the diversified investments industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Ares Capital Corporation and Apollo Investment Corporation; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

In the U.S. the frontloading of bonuses to avoid taxes has gained the ire of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Whitehouse adviser Elizabeth Warren. The sector, already in the negative spotlight over its actions during the financial crisis, does not need much more negative public sentiment. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the diversified investments industry.

There has been some deliberation over the circuit breakers being updated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Currently, there is a 5 minute halt put on the trading of a stock every time it moves more than 10% of its value in a 5 minute period. Some experts want this changed to between 3 and 5 percent after the May 6th flash crash decimated $862 billion in the stock market's value in 20 minutes. The SEC would rather limit trades outside of a certain price range than put a complete halt on trading. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

For the third quarter of this year, Ares Capital Corporation posted profits of $128.4 million boosted by a climb in investment income. Investors looking for free research on Ares Capital Corporation are welcome to sign up at

Conversely, for the quarter Apollo Investment Corporation saw a drop in earnings as the closed-end investment firm delivered net income of $68.2 million that is 38% lower than the same quarter of 2009. Investors looking for free research on Apollo Investment Corporation are welcome to sign up at

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