Helen Zhu will join BlackRock in April as a managing director and head of China equities.
The Hong Kong-based position is new, confirmed BlackRock spokesman Anthony Arthur. Ms. Zhu will report to Andrew Swan, BlackRock's head of Asian equities, and subject to regulatory approvals, will “assume management of portfolios later in the year,” according to a BlackRock news release.
Ms. Zhu had been a managing director and chief China equity strategist at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. A Goldman Sachs spokeswoman declined to comment.