SCHREIBER--Jordan C., of Palm Beach Florida, New York City and The World, was born September 1, 1929 in New York City. He was an exceptionally bright student who attended The Bronx High School of Science. From there Jordan attended Oklahoma University and graduated in 1950 with a BS in Accounting and Statistics, and would continue to be a life-long Sooner football fan. He was a Naval Officer on Far East-based ships from 1950-1954, and this experience ignited a passion for the sea where he spent his last years living aboard a ship with his beloved wife Anne called The World. After his Navy years, Jordan received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1957, and then earned a PhD from New York University in 1968. In 1975 Jordan earned his CFA. Jordan had an incredible work ethic. His career was divided into two periods; the first was in Advertising where he worked as a product manager with healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and that lead to his first position on Wall Street as an analyst covering the health care sector. From 1977-1983 Jordan was Vice President and Senior Healthcare Analyst at Citibank responsible for Asset Management and healthcare holdings. He also supervised consumer product analysis. In 1983 he joined Merrill Lynch Asset Management where he was the founder of the first Healthcare Mutual fund, which he ran until 2008 upon his retirement as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of the BlackRock/Merrill Lynch Healthcare Fund. Jordan was passionate about history, politics, the stock market, and science. The last four years of his life were amongst the happiest, living aboard The World and sharing his knowledge and passions with co-residents. He leaves his adoring wife Anne, a son (Eric), a daughter (Nancy), a sister (Marilyn) and three grandsons. A private memorial service will be held at the Harvard Club.
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Published in The New York Times on June 15, 2014