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Konstantin Shakhnovich was a Goldman Sachs partner, Head of Systematic Market-Making (retired), a recently retired financial professional, with a focus on quantitative and electronic trading, statistical arbitrage, and financial technology.
Konstantin earned an H.B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1996, followed by a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001.
His years at Goldman Sachs were from 2001 until 2019 focusing on electronic market-making and trading automation across Equities and FICC. Over the course of his career, Konstantin held a variety of leadership positions, starting as an Associate level Financial Engineer and ending as Global Head of Systematic Market-Making. While at GS, Konstantin was named Managing Director in 2007 and Partner in 2010.
Konstantin’s philanthropic interests have primarily focused in the area of STEM education, including engagement with a variety of secondary-school age programs and significant contributions toward establishing STEM-focused college scholarships.
Konstantin resides in lower Manhattan in New York City with his wife Elina and two children, Michael and Julia.