Helen Zhu

Managing Director & CIO, NF Trinity

Helen Zhu oversees NF Trinity as its Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer. NF Trinity manages portfolios of public (equities and FICC direct) and private (funds, direct) investments, across multiple geographies and sectors for the Nan Fung Group, its affiliates, as well as third-party investor clients. NF Trinity also provides multi-family office services. 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, based in Hong Kong. Her responsibilities included managing various China portfolios, overseeing research idea generation for China-related investments for Asia/emerging market portfolios, and developing the China equities active investing business. Helen served on the BlackRock Investment Council, the Emerging Markets Investment Council, the firmwide Geopolitical Risk Committee, and 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 currently an advisory board member of the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program. In addition, she serves on the advisory boards of BlackRock Private Equity Partners and the IMF Pension Investment Co.; and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy. Helen and her husband have lived in Hong Kong since 1999 and have four daughters.