Obituary: Geoffrey Bobroff, 70
Geoffrey H. Bobroff, a leading consultant to the investment company industry, died unexpectedly Saturday night. According to a family spokesperson, the cause was an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Bobroff was the principal employee of Bobroff Consulting, Inc., located in East Greenwich. Mr. Bobroff held various positions in the investment management industry in a career that spanned five decades. He first worked as a trial attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission, followed by executive positions at such firms as J. & W. Seligman & Co., Integrated Resources, Inc., and Lipper Analytical, Inc. He founded his consulting practice in 1993.
Mr. Bobroff also was a director of a number of companies within the mutual fund industry including the board of The Matthews Asia Funds, where he served as chairman since 2006. As president of Bobroff Consulting, Mr. Bobroff assisted clients throughout the country. He frequently was quoted in the national news media, namely The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business News and NPR radio.
Despite his considerable business accomplishments, Mr. Bobroff was most proud of his family, particularly his children, Rachel Bobroff of Dallas, Zachary Bobroff of Atlanta, and Lucas Bobroff of Ellington, Conn. He also leaves behind his wife Lucille Comes of East Greenwich, sister Sherry Folb of Scottsdale, brother Seth Bobroff of Phoenix, Ariz., and numerous nieces and nephews.