George Ross Goobey (left) in 1972 shaking hands with and accepting the presidency of the National Association of Pension Funds from retiring President, Mr Ellwood. LMA Ref. LMA/4494/E/02/005/005 (Reproduced with kind permission of The National Association of Pension Funds)
Despite being such an influential figure, George Ross Goobey's investment approach has been difficult to study because he published relatively little, being content to exercise his considerable talents within the Imperial Group and the National Association of Pension Funds. Ross Goobey's papers to the trustees of the Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund therefore provide additional information on his investment philosophy, as well as constituting a contribution to the available historical records regarding pension fund investment during the 1950s.
Additional records catalogued in 2015 provide further insight into Ross Goobey's career and his personal involvement in a wide variety of clubs and other organisations.