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Soohuck Chun

Managing Principal

Co-Chief Investment Officer

Soohuck Chun is a Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Valentus Capital Management ("Valentus"), which is the General Partner of the Valentus Funds and was formed in March 2020. Along with Mr. Taufiq, Mr. Chun is responsible for all investment decisions and management operations of Valentus. 

Prior to joining Valentus, Mr. Chun was the Head of Fixed Income Credit and Structured Products and was a Managing Director at Hudson Advisors (“Hudson”) from 2011 until Dec 2020. Hudson has provided underwriting, asset management, and other support services to more than 1.1 million assets with an aggregate purchase price of more than $222 billion (including acquisition financing and co-investors). Hudson is the asset manager for certain Lone Star Funds (“Lone Star”), a private equity fund that has raised $85 billion in capital since 1995 and specializes in distressed investing. 

At Hudson, Mr. Chun was responsible for the oversight of the entire asset management, capital markets, trading, and portfolio strategy for credit investments in North America. In addition, Mr. Chun oversaw the underwriting of new credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Chun held several positions at UBS Investment Bank from 2005-2011, including as a senior trader of mortgage-backed securities and as a director in the repositioning group, which managed the bank’s legacy assets. Mr. Chun began his career as a mortgage-backed securities structurer at Citigroup in 2002. 

Mr. Chun is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Engineering Management Systems.