Fratkin & Broussard

Address: 8500 Leesburg Pike, Suite 209 – Vienna, VA 22182  Tel: 571.565.3999 Fax: 202.478.5127  

Bob Fratkin
Wealth Advisor

Germaine Broussard
Wealth Advisor

Robert Fratkin is a graduate of the University Of Southern California School Of International Relations. Mr. Fratkin has been a Financial Advisor since 1972, Portfolio Manager as of 1980 and Senior Portfolio Manager since 1994. He is a market strategist and speaker on financial topics. Mr. Fratkin has been quoted on retirement planning and pension portability in the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on the national CBS Evening News, C-SPAN, and local television and radio programs across the United States and in Europe. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, the Nikkei newspapers in Japan, Newsweek, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, and Pronto (Japanese Business magazine).

Mr. Fratkin worked in the Executive Office of the President during the Johnson Presidency. He pursues an avid interest in American history, with particular emphasis on the political campaign process. He is the author of numerous articles on political campaign history, including a chapter for the two-volume “Running for President” edited by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published by Simon & Schuster.

Robert is active in several 501(c)3 charitable and educational organizations, including being past President of The English Speaking Union (Washington D.C.), and past President of The American Political Items Collectors. He is currently the Treasurer of Trooptreats.com, providing essential needs for military personnel in war zones and motorized wheelchairs for veterans in need here at home. He is also Executive Editor of The Keynoter, a quarterly journal of American political campaign history.

Germaine Broussard is an Arete Wealth Management Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Specialist and Portfolio Manager. Germaine focuses on Life-Planning for persons in and near retirement and presents a seminar addressing the issues faced by almost everyone, such as caring for an elderly parent, raising grandchildren, death of a spouse, estate planning strategies, trusts and other issues that require attention. She has worked in the financial securities industry since 1993, and has lived in Northern Virginia for over 25 years.

Ms. Broussard is the Founder/President of TroopTreats, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. She started by baking cookies for troops stationed in harm’s way, earning her the name “The Cookie Lady” among troops stationed around the world. Since 2003, Trooptreats.com has provided packages of necessities to our military personnel in war zones and motorized wheel chairs to veterans in need here at home.

Germaine is Regional Vice President of the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) and is also the Graphics Editor for The Keynoter, the APIC’s quarterly journal of political history. Ms. Broussard was primarily responsible for the publication of the Keynoter’s special issue on the history and artifacts of the woman suffrage/Votes for Women movement, now used in a number of women’s studies courses around the country.  Recognizing her 25 years of service as Graphics Editor, she received the APIC’s Lifetime Achievement Award at their national convention in 2018.  She was also the Vice President of the English-Speaking Union’s DC branch for 3 years, during which she was an organizer and producer of ESU’s annual high school Shakespeare competition.

For her volunteer service, Ms. Broussard has received recognition and numerous awards and commendations over the years from military and civilian leaders. In 2011, she received the Investment News/Invest in Others national “Volunteer of the Year” Award for the financial industry.  She also received the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award  from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and was named Fairfax County’s Lady Fairfax for the Providence District.