Chang Suh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Chief Portfolio Manager (Co-CPM) for the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT). In his more than 20 years with the HIT, Mr. Suh has helped generate thousands of jobs and housing units while managing HIT’s portfolio toward its investment objectives. Mr. Suh is committed to impact investing and is known in the industry to be an innovator in structured finance for housing-related investments. As CEO, Mr. Suh is responsible for the HIT’s administration and advancing its mission of generating competitive returns, union construction jobs, and affordable housing units. Together with Co-CPM Mike Cook, his responsibilities for overall portfolio management include relative value trade analysis, risk management, portfolio valuation, and investment pricing. Mr. Suh joined the HIT in 1998 as a member of the portfolio management team, serving as Chief Portfolio Manager for the last 15 years, and was named CEO in 2018. Mr. Suh has broad experience in all aspects of the portfolio management functions at the HIT and has built a world-class portfolio management team that specializes in multifamily mortgage securities.
Before joining the HIT, Mr. Suh was a Senior Auditor in the Financial Services Group of Arthur Andersen, specializing in the commercial mortgage industry.
Mr. Suh currently holds the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst designation and previously was a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia. His professional memberships include Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and Washington Society of Investment Analysts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland.