Kathy Costas has been working in the financial services industry since 1987.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and a minor in Business.  Kathy started her career in commercial lending at NatWest Bank PLC in New York and later moved to Los Angeles as a Vice President in the Public Finance division.  In 2008 Kathy joined FMB Wealth Management as a Client Relationship Manager.  Kathy later moved on to Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management but has returned to FMB Wealth Management in 2015 as an advisor specializing in working with men and women going through a divorce.  She is a CDFA® or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® as well. Kathy’s approach has always been to work as a trusted partner with her clients. Her greatest reward is the knowledge that she has helped them achieve what is important to them.  Kathy is a member of the Conejo Valley Divorce Transition Professionals Group and serves on the board of the nonprofit as well as the Westlake Village Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Kathy was appointed by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts as the chair of the Southern California chapter of the Divorce Alliance, a group for divorce professionals. She is also active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a member of the local chapter of the nonprofit fundraising group Dining For Women. 


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