Costa Recognized as a Top 200 Business Leader by NHBR

Manchester, N.H. – February 20, 2024 – Fiduciary Trust of New England (FTNE) is pleased to announce that Michael Costa, CFA, President, and CEO, has been recognized as one of the most influential business leaders in the Granite State on New Hampshire Business Review’s NH 200 List. This list showcases key figures in New Hampshire’s business community and the state as a whole.

The New Hampshire Business Review’s editorial team compiled nominations from previous featured leaders and industry contacts to spotlight a new group of people contributing to the state’s success, organizers said. This is the third year that the list has been published.

“We appreciate Mike’s focus on delivering exceptional service to our clients as well as his efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of New Hampshire trusts around the country,” says Austin V. Shapard, Chairman of FTNE and President & CEO of Fiduciary Trust Company.

In addition to his work at Fiduciary, Costa serves on several New Hampshire boards, including the Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, and New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Banker’s Association Trust Committee and the New Hampshire Trust Council Advisory Board.

About Fiduciary Trust of New England

Fiduciary Trust of New England is a New Hampshire-chartered trust company. The firm combines the 139 years of experience and independence of its affiliate, Fiduciary Trust Company, with the favorable trust and tax laws of New Hampshire. FTNE’s capabilities include customized wealth planning, investment management, trust and estate services, and family office services. FTNE has been named a “Best Trust Company” and a “Most Advisor-Friendly Trust Company” by Wealth Advisor.

For information about FTNE’s services, please contact Michael Costa at 603-495-4320 or

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