New York Business Journal Recognizes Ellen Kratzer as a ‘Woman of Influence’


NEW YORK, NY—February 27, 2018—Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global wealth manager and wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Investments, proudly announces that Ellen Kratzer, managing director, has been named one of the 2018 “Women of Influence” by the New York Business Journal.

“Ellen is a tremendous asset to Fiduciary Trust and the clients we serve,” said John M. Dowd, chief executive officer of Fiduciary Trust Company International. “Her commitment to motivating and mentoring, both in the workplace and in her community, has made a positive impact on many people. We are proud that the New York Business Journal has recognized Ellen’s contribution to our industry and the New York metropolitan area.” 

The New York Business Journal’s annual “Women of Influence” listing honors women professionals in the New York metropolitan area who stand out for impressive achievements in the marketplace and their communities. The exceptional women selected each year are announced on the New York Business Journal website and honored at a special reception.

“Giving back through community service is a key component of Fiduciary Trust’s corporate culture,” said Ms. Kratzer. “I am humbled and honored to receive this accolade from the New York Business Journal, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families.”

Ms. Kratzer is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with individuals, families, and their advisors, working with Fiduciary Trust clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Kratzer is secretary of the board of STEP USA, the national organization overseeing the 17 branches and chapters of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) in the U.S. She is also a member of the International Bar Association’s Individual Tax and Private Client Committee and the Estate Planning Council of New York City. In addition, she is a member of the American Heart Association Professional Advisors Council and the Princeton University Planned Giving Advisory Committee.

Ms. Kratzer received Trader Magazine’s “Wall Street Women of Excellence Award” in 2013, having been honored in the charitable works category for devoting considerable energy and resources to philanthropic causes that benefit society as a whole. An active community volunteer, she is co-chair of the Council for Canadian-American Relations, an organization that promotes goodwill between Canada and the U.S. through the arts. She is also a past president of the New York Junior League, an organization dedicated to improving communities and training women for civic leadership. From 2014 to 2016, she served as president of the Association of Junior Leagues International, comprising 150,000 women volunteers in 291 Junior Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. Ms. Kratzer is also a former chair of the USA board for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She has served as a governor of the Shaw Festival Theatre in Ontario and as a member of the boards of the YWCA of New York City, New York Youth at Risk, and Grosvenor Neighborhood House Y. In 2014, Ms. Kratzer received the National Council of Jewish Women New York’s “Women Who Dared Award,” which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by empowering women, offering increased career opportunities, and making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers.

About Fiduciary Trust
Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global wealth management firm, has served individuals, families, endowments and foundations since 1931. With over $79 billion in assets under administration and management as of December 31, 2017, the firm specializes in strategic wealth planning, investment management and trust and estate services, as well as tax and custody services. The firm and its subsidiaries maintain offices in New York, Coral Gables, FL, Boca Raton, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Los Angeles, San Mateo, CA, Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, and Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit

About Franklin Resources
Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes—including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and over $770 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2018. For more information, please visit


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