Helen Zhu

Managing Director, Head of China Equities, BlackRock


Helen Zhu, Managing Director, is the Head of China Equities for BlackRock’s Fundamental Equities (active investment management) group. Her responsibilities include managing China equities investment portfolios, overseeing the China research team in idea generation for China related investments across sectors / products, as well as developing the China equities active investing business offshore and onshore in cooperation with other parts of the firm.

Before joining Blackrock in 2014, Helen spent eight years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. In her most recent role as Chief China Strategist, she focused on setting Goldman Sachs’ market views for China equities across A and H shares, identifying key China investment themes, and communicating both macro and sector views in a variety of mediums to the firm’s institutional clients. Prior to this role, Helen was Goldman Sachs’ Business Unit leader for the Asia Telecom/Internet sector research team and Head of Asia telecom research. Helen joined Goldman Sachs from ABN AMRO, where she spent five years and was sector head of the Asian telecom research team. She had previously also worked in private investing for a corporation and in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Hong Kong and New York.

Helen was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.