Just four months after being named
head of institutional investments for Fidelity Asset Management
and vice chairman of Pyramis Global Advisors
, Boyce Greer
died this past weekend while kayaking in Idaho, the Union Leader reports
. He was 55.
Greer was reportedly a highly experienced kayaker having owned Liquidlogic/Legacy paddle sports, which makes kayaking gear. In fact, he was kayaking on the Payette River in Banks, Idaho, around noon on Sunday when he was fatally injured, according to the Boise County Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At Fidelity, Greer's responsibilities included Fidelity's fixed income division, the asset allocation division, and Pyramis' equity group. He joined the Boston-based mutual fund titan in December 1987 as a portfolio manager, and since then he has filled a number of positions, including: head of Fidelity Management Trust Company's fixed income group; vice president and group leader for FMR Co's municipal bond group; executive vice president and group leader of the money market group; managing director of Strategic Advisers, Inc; head of equity research and asset allocation; head of fixed income and asset allocation, and more.
"Boyce Greer was a loving and devoted husband and father," according to an e-mailed statement from the firm to MFWire.com
. "On behalf of everyone at Fidelity, we extend our sincere condolences to the Greer family."
"The entire Fidelity family is deeply saddened and will greatly miss him. Boyce was more than just an accomplished business leader. He was an admired and greatly respected manager, colleague and friend, who brought his extraordinary passion, caring nature, keen intellect and wonderful sense of humor to everything he did. We will remember Boyce as a gifted thinker, who embraced life and challenged those around him to be more, and do more. Our thoughts are with the Greer family during this difficult period. We join them in mourning this great loss."
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