About Our Firm

Synercate is focused on delivering superior consulting services, resources and tools to build capacity and strengthen the way investment management firms and asset owners perform the key task of performance evaluation and comply with the GIPS Standards, how security issuers manage relations with investors and how key institutions in the capital market formulate and execute policies, build capacity and stay relevant in the fast-changing and demanding investment and broader financial services space in Africa.

We work with a team of consultants with extensive experience in the investment and financial services industry, specializing in legal and compliance, information technology, risk and accounting audit.

Our Services

GIPS Services
Training Services
Performance & Compliance
Investor Relations & Advisory

Meet Our Principal Consultant

Ivy is an experienced investment service professional with rich experience in the Investment Banking Industry in Ghana as well as other regulated African capital markets. She’s a passionate advocate for improving the investment industry across Africa by challenging investors to question the status quo and demand the best; and helping investment firms rise up to the challenge by being globally competitive, ethical and locally relevant.

She gained her experience working with leading financial services firms, SEM International Associates Ltd and Databank Group as a Research/Financial analyst and investment advisor and dealer in the Brokerage division, with trade execution experience in over 13 regulated capital markets across Africa. She is the founder and principal consultant of the firms and has been at the forefront of championing the adoption and compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) in Ghana for the past six years.

She is a CFA charter holder, a CIPM certificate holder and a member of the CFA Institute. She is also a graduate of Economics/Geography of the KNUST, a Registered Securities Dealer. She also serves as an Independent Trustee on a number of Corporate Pensions Trustee Boards in Ghana and is also an instructor for the Ghana Securities Industry Certification courses.

IVY HESSE, CFA, CIPM    •   FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT