Obituary: G. Moffett Cochran
G. Moffett Cochran, founder, Chairman and CEO of Silvercrest Asset Management Group died Monday, November 18. He was 63. Cochran founded Silvercrest in 2002 building it into a substantial investment management company which was taken public in June, 2013.
Moffett was born in Staunton, VA, and was the son of Lee Stuart Cochran, a former member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors and a former chairwoman of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Board and the late George Moffett Cochran IV, a Virginia Supreme Court Justice and a state legislator.
Moffett is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, DuPre Cates Cochran of New Canaan, CT and his cherished daughters Elisabeth Peyton Cochran and Lee Stuart Cochran, both of NYC, his brother H. C. Stuart Cochran and his wife Emily Cart Cochran of Staunton, VA, their sons W. Alexander R. Cochran of NYC and H. Carter S. Cochran Jr. of Charleston, SC and his wife Jodie Cochran and their daughters Caroline and Kate Cochran, and his devoted father and mother-in-law Macfarlane and Marguerite Cates of Spartanburg, SC.
Moffett received both a B.A. and law degree from the University of Virginia. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, a Trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and served on the Board of Managers of the University of Virginia Alumni Association and the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc. He was also a member of the College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors.
After law school, Moffett began his career in New York City with J.P. Morgan, followed by Bessemer Trust where he was a member of the Management and Executive Committees. Subsequently he became Chairman and CEO of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Asset Management Group and then President of Credit Suisse Asset Management after Credit Suisse’s acquisition of DLJ.
Those that knew Moffett would all agree that he was a man of great integrity, leadership, charisma, wit, charm and above all, a man who maintained unwavering loyalty to his family, friends, and colleagues. He was an accomplished fisherman and hunter and loved traveling the world.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan at 11 AM. For directions please visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or to The Robert Fine Cancer Research Lab at the NYPH. Addressed to: Dr Robert Fine, NYPH-Columbia Univ Medical Center, 630 West 168th Street, PH-8- Stem, Room 8-406, New York, NY 10032.
-By the Family