Helen Zhu

Managing Director & CIO

Helen Zhu oversees NF Trinity, the financial investment arm of Nan Fung Group, as its Managing Director & CIO. NF Trinity manages multi-billion dollar portfolios of public (equities and FICC direct investments) and private (funds, direct) investments, across multiple geographies and sectors. Helen is also a member of the Finance & Investment Committee of the Nan Fung Group.

Before joining NF Trinity in 2019, Helen was Head of China Equities for BlackRock’s Fundamental Equities group. Her responsibilities included managing various China portfolios, overseeing research idea generation for China related investments for regional portfolios, and developing the China equities active investing business platform in cooperation with other parts of the firm. Helen served on the BlackRock Investment Council, the Emerging Markets Investment Council, the firmwide Geopolitical Risk Committee, was a board member of the BlackRock onshore China WFOEs.

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, identifying key investment themes, and representing the firm to its institutional clients across various mediums. 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 head of the Asian telecom research team.

Helen had previously also worked in private investing for a corporation and in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Hong Kong and New York. She was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and is an advisory board member of the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program. In addition, she also serves on the advisory boards of BlackRock Private Equity Partners and the IMF Pension Investment Co. Helen and her husband have lived in Hong Kong since 1999 and have four daughters.