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Paulina Mejia Wins Top Women in Asset Management Award from Money Management Executive

05.22.2018

NEW YORK, NY—May 22, 2018—Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global wealth manager and wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Templeton Investments, proudly announces that Paulina Mejia, regional managing director, head of the New York office, and trust counsel, is one of 10 professionals honored by Money Management Executive with the publication’s Top Women in Asset Management Awards.

“Paulina is a dedicated advocate for women both as clients and as professionals in the asset management industry,” said John M. Dowd, chief executive officer of Fiduciary Trust Company International. “She serves as a valuable mentor to men and women in our organization, as well as to clients in need of expert investment advice and guidance. We congratulate Paulina on this recognition from Money Management Executive.”  

Ms. Mejia, who joined Fiduciary Trust last year, is responsible for overseeing and growing the firm’s private wealth business in the Greater New York region. She works directly with wealthy clients to develop and implement charitable, estate, and wealth transfer plans. Ms. Mejia, a member of Fiduciary Trust’s Operating and Management Committees, has more than 15 years of experience working with high-net-worth individuals and families on complex trust and estate matters, first as an attorney focused on trusts and estates and currently as a wealth advisor.

The winners of this year’s Top Women in Asset Management Awards were profiled in the May 2018 edition of Money Management Executive. To view the full profile of Ms. Mejia in Money Management Executive, please visit: https://www.financial-planning.com/research-report/top-women-in-asset-management-awards-the-winners.

“Collaboration, mentorship, and thorough wealth planning are ingrained in Fiduciary Trust’s culture,” said Ms. Mejia. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to work closely with individuals and families to help them strengthen their financial literacy and make well-informed decisions about their wealth. I also look forward to continuing to guide colleagues throughout our organization toward achieving their professional goals.”

Notable women have an established track record of driving Fiduciary Trust’s business. Anne M. Tatlock, the firm’s former CEO, was the first woman to serve as CEO of a major trust company. The current chair of Fiduciary Trust’s board of directors is Gail E. Cohen, general trust counsel. Jenny Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Franklin Templeton Investments, Fiduciary Trust’s parent company, was also honored this year by Money Management Executive.

Ms. Mejia was recently selected by Crain’s New York Business for inclusion in the publication’s inaugural “Notable Women in Finance in NYC” listing. In addition to her responsibilities at Fiduciary Trust, Ms. Mejia is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Non-Tax Issues Affecting the Planning and Administration of Estates and Trusts Committee, and serves on the organization’s Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law. She is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Trusts, Estates & Surrogate’s Court Committee and Trusts & Estates magazine’s Family Business Committee. Ms. Mejia is also part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Planned Giving Advisory Council and the New-York Historical Society’s Planned Giving Advisory Council.

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 fiduciarytrust.com.

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 $732 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2018. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.

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