Fiduciary Trust Company was founded as a family office in 1885 and incorporated as a trust bank in 1928. Throughout its history, the firm has maintained a proud tradition of providing clients with objective and comprehensive investment management, trust, estate settlement, and other services.  As a privately-held company, unfettered by the demands of Wall Street or a public parent company, we have maintained a steadfast commitment to long-term alignment with client objectives. This focus and commitment have resulted in a sustained 98% annual client retention rate.


  • 1885 – Founded as a family office
  • 1928 – Incorporated as a trust bank (see our 1928 and 1929 brochures)
  • 1962 – Expanded to serve endowments & foundations