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28th Annual International Private Client Conference: New realities in the private client practice

5 Mar - 7 Mar 2023

Claridge's, London, England

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Ellen Kratzer


Ellen Kratzer, Managing Director, Fiduciary Trust International, New York, works with individuals, families and their advisors, providing wealth management and planning solutions to U.S. and international clients. Ellen currently serves on the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners “STEP” Worldwide Council; she previously served as chair of STEP New York and chair of STEP USA. Ellen is also a longtime member of the IBA Private Client Tax Committee and of the Estate Planning Council of NYC. An active community volunteer, Ellen is a past president of the New York Junior League, an organization dedicated to improving communities and training women for civic leadership. She also served as president of the Association of Junior Leagues International, comprising 150,000 women volunteers in 295 Junior Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. Ellen is a former chair of the USA Board of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and of the Council for Canadian-American Relations. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum. Ellen earned an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an MBA from New York University. Her graduate work included studies at Vienna University of Economics in Austria. Ellen received the “Wall Street Women of Excellence” award in 2013; the National Council of Jewish Women-NYC Women Who Dared award in 2014; the New York Business Journal “Women of Influence” award in 2018; the STEP Founder’s Award in 2020; and the Citywealth Powerwomen “Inspirational Woman of the Year” award in 2021.