John Jack Nash, who helped create the modern-day mutual fund and hedge fund business, died July 30 after a long illness, his assistant, Robin Levine, confirmed. He was 79.
Mr. Nash was partner and president of mutual fund firm Oppenheimer & Co., from 1974 to 1979, when he became chairman. He also helped co-found hedge fund Odyssey Investment Partners in 1982 and was vice chairman of the American Stock Exchange in the 1970s.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Englander; his children, Joshua and Pamela; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Rachel Nash Jerusalem Comprehensive Breast Clinic, the American Friends of Hala, c/o Fred P. Schwartz, Schwartz Law Firm, 1148 Euclid Ave., Suite 301, Cleveland, OH 44115; and the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Research and Treatment Program at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, c/o Kanti R. Rai, 410 Lakeville Road, Suite 212, New Hyde Park, NY 11042.