Konstantin Ignatov joined WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management as a research assistant and doctoral student at the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance in June 2019. He earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. During his master studies, he spent a semester abroad at ESSEC Business School in Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France. He previously gained work experience i.a. at Allianz Investment Management SE, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, and Golding Capital Partners in Munich and Frankfurt. His research interests include machine learning applications for investment strategies, portfolio management, and behavioral economics.