Posted on 01/31/2023
Kent Clark (Kent Arthur Clark), a former managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs, died on January 27, 2023 at the age of 58. Clark is said to have died following a fatal accident. Clark lived in Millburn, New Jersey. Clark is survived by his wife Helen, and children Stuart and Stephanie.
Clark joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 as an associate on the quantitative equity team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he designed and managed strategies for long-only equity and equity market-neutral portfolios. He was named managing director in 1998, partner in 2012, and retired from Goldman Sachs in 2020. Clark’s last title was co-chief investment officer of the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection Group and head of Hedge Fund Strategies.
“Kent was a wonderful leader, a friend to everyone he met and a respected expert in the industry. He will be greatly missed,” Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said in the memo.
“Throughout his 28 years of distinguished service, Kent was instrumental in the growth of the firm’s open architecture hedge fund platform and the development of our external manager investment process,” Mr. Solomon added in the memo. “Kent made significant contributions to Goldman Sachs’ global Alternative Investments & Manager Selection business and came to be viewed as a thought leader in the industry, having published research articles in alternative investment journals.”