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Derek Johnston



Johnston is a Vice President and Investment Officer at Fiduciary Trust Company, where he develops and executes wealth management strategies for high-net-worth individuals, families, executives, and entrepreneurs, as well as foundations and endowments. Prior to joining Fiduciary in 2016, Johnston worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, advising ultra-high net worth families. Earlier in his career, he provided capital raising and mergers and acquisitions services to corporations and investment advisory services to municipalities and nonprofits. He has been a Perkins Corporator since 2020, is a member of the Investment Committee, Finance Committee and serves as Assistant Treasurer for the Board. Johnston also serves as the endowment investment manager for the Needham Historical Society. He graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with an M.B.A. and earned a B.A. in International Relations and French from Colgate University. He lives in Needham, MA with his wife and two daughters.