Boyce I. Greer, head of institutional investments for Fidelity Asset Management and vice chairman of Pyramis Global Advisors, died in a kayaking accident in Idaho over the weekend.
In a statement, Fidelity spokesman Vin Loporchio said, “On behalf of everyone at Fidelity, we extend our sincere condolences to the Greer family. Boyce was a loving and devoted husband and father. 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. We'll 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.”
Asked about plans to fill Mr. Greer's executive roles, Mr. Loporchio said an announcement would be made at an appropriate time.
According to a report on the website of the New Hampshire Union Leader, Mr. Greer, 55, a veteran kayaker, suffered a fatal injury on the North Fork of Idaho's Payette River Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Greer, who was also president of Fidelity's Strategic Advisers business, had held a series of top investment posts with Fidelity over the past 15 years. At different times he led the company's money market, equity research, asset allocation and fixed-income businesses. He joined Fidelity in December 1987 as a portfolio manager, according to the company's website.