Qiao, Hong (Helen)
Managing Director, Chief Greater China Economist and Head of Asia Ex-Japan Economic Research at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd (A Subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation)
Helen Qiao is a Managing Director who joined the Firm in 2015 as Chief Economist for Greater China and Head of Asia Ex-Japan Economic Research, based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Qiao spent more than 6 years at Goldman Sachs as Senior China Economist and 4 years at Morgan Stanley as Chief China Economist. Previously, she worked at the World Bank Group (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) in Washington DC and Lehman Brothers in Tokyo.
Qiao has written a wide range of thematic research papers on China. Her work has been published in media and in academic journals, such as The Journal of Policy Modeling. She has been ranked top three in the Institutional Investor research team surveys in 2013 – 2016 consecutively and named Chief Economist of the Year by CBN Financial Value Ranking in 2012， 2014 and 2015. Qiao holds a BA degree in international trade from the Renmin University of China, and Master’s Degree and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.