Ivy Menchel began her financial services career almost 24 years ago at a premier full-service brokerage firm. Ivy is the founder and President of Family Wealth Planning Partners. Today she and her team work with matrimonial attorneys, divorce mediators and their clients to address the financial issues of divorce and assess their options for fair and equitable settlements. Ivy supports and educates her clients, and their advisors, through the entire divorce process. She is trained in mediation and though she does not practice mediation, these skills are utilized in traditional/litigated, mediated and collaborative cases. Ivy's mission is to empower clients to make sound financial decisions today and in the future for themselves and their families.
***Ivy H Menchel is NOT AN ATTORNEY and DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE***
Cynthia Howells joined Family Wealth Planning Partners as a Client Relationship Manager in January 2020. She earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and brings 20 years of experience in corporate banking and financial analysis to the practice. Cynthia currently leads Family Wealth Planning Partners’ operations management. She will be a key player in continuing to expand FWPP’s high level of client service.
Prior to joining FWPP, Cynthia was a Director in the Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group at Fitch Ratings, a bond rating agency, where she evaluated fossil and renewable energy projects for investors. She spent the bulk of her career as a Vice President in the Corporate Client Management Division at BNY Mellon. As a banker, Cynthia managed a billion-dollar loan portfolio of electric and oil & gas clients and marketed additional banking services to clients. She started her career as a Corporate Credit Analyst at Bank of New York.
Cynthia earned her BA in English Literature at Columbia College, and an MA in Finance and Banking at the School of International and Public Affairs, both at Columbia University in New York.
In her spare time, Cynthia volunteers at Bottomless Closet, a non-profit that provides career counseling and professional clothing to women in need and leads the non-profit’s financial workshops on investing. She enjoys yoga and meditation, logging steps in Riverside Park, reading as much fiction as she can, and biking on Cape Cod. She lives in New York City with her husband and two teenage children.
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