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Kent Arthur Clark, 58, of Short Hills, New Jersey, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at the NYU Kimmel Pavilion in New York on January 27, 2023. He was born on December 13, 1964 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Glen Marshall Clark and Gladys Cecelia (Lindell) Clark.

Kent earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and reached candidacy in the PhD program in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kent joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 as an associate on the Quantitative Equity team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Kent was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2012. He retired in 2020. Throughout his 28 years of distinguished service at Goldman Sachs Kent was instrumental in the growth of the firm’s open architecture hedge fund platform and the development of its external manager investment process. Kent was viewed as a thought leader in the industry, having published important research articles in alternative investment journals. In addition to his many significant commercial contributions at Goldman Sachs, Kent was beloved by all who knew him and served as an inspiring role model and mentor to many current and former colleagues. He also played an active role in advancing Goldman’s diversity and inclusion priorities, including serving as a leader for the Black Network and Asian Network.
 Kent was dedicated to the arts and served for many years as a trustee for the Julliard School, the Mannes School of Music – The New School and The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Despite his achievements, he always said that his children were his pride and joy and his best accomplishments. He loved spending time with family and friends. Some of his favorite things include reading, playing the guitar, listening to music, meditating, grilling steak dinners, hiking, and traveling the world with his family.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Helen Vera and his cherished children Stephanie and Stuart. He is also survived by his mother Cecelia, his brother Clifford and his wife Rita and their children Carl, Crystal, and Eric, his sister Heather and her husband William and their daughter Lauren, as well as his extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his father Glen.

The family is both devastated and shocked by his untimely death. Though, so fitting for a man like Kent, his legacy will continue to live on through his organ donations. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.