Thomas Krantz
Thomas Krantz

Senior Advisor
Thomas Murray

Thomas Krantz serves as senior advisor to Thomas Murray, the London firm specialized in custody and financial markets ratings and information.  He is also ambassador for Integrated Reporting, the global initiative developing a new approach to corporate reporting that demonstrates the linkages between an organization’s strategy, governance and financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context within which it operates.
 
From 2001-2012, Thomas Krantz served as Secretary General of the World Federation of Exchanges, the Paris-based trade association for the regulated exchange industry. He was with the Federation as Deputy Secretary General from 1997-2001.
 
In support of better quality financial reporting, in his capacity as WFE Secretary General he served on the International Federation of Accountants’ IAASB Consultative Advisory Group from 2002-2011. In conjunction with his work on financial information for public listed companies, Mr. Krantz served a term as Chairman of the Advisory Board for XBRL International. 
           
Before coming to WFE, Mr. Krantz worked as an institutional investment advisor and head of the sales team at the Banque de Gestion Privée / Crédit Agricole group in Paris, and prior to that headed equity sales and trading at Dresdner Bank’s Paris office. He also worked at Arthur Young in Paris as an auditor in the financial services sector. From 1986-88, Mr. Krantz managed central bank reserves deposited at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, along with the bank’s own capital invested in multi-currency treasury instruments. Mr. Krantz began his career in the credit training program at the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1979, working successively in New York and Paris in country risk evaluation and in corporate banking for trading and commodity companies.
 
Mr. Krantz earned an A.B. degree with high honors in history from the University of California at Berkeley; an A.M. degree in Russian studies from Harvard University; and an M.Litt. degree in politics from Oxford University, upon defence of a thesis on Soviet foreign policy.
 
Mr. Krantz is married and has two children.  His non-professional community support goes to Healing Hands, a micro-foundation in Poona, India, devoted to sanitation and nutrition in a girls’ school.