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About Ivy Hesse

Ivy is the Founder of Synercate Advisory Ltd, an Investment Performance Consulting and GIPS® Verification firm in Ghana. She is an experienced finance and investment professional and a passionate advocate for improving the investment industry across Africa. She worked with leading financial services firms such as the Databank Group and SEM International Associates before establishing my firm and has been at the forefront of championing the formal adoption of the GIPS® Standards in Ghana over the past three years. She is a CFA Charter Holder and CIPM Certificate Holder and serves as an Independent Pension Trustee on seven Pension and Provident Fund Trust Boards in Ghana.

Time to Water Our Beards in the Investment Industry: Taking Cue from the Banking Sector Crises

2018-09-12T12:24:22+00:00

Dua a Kwaku Ananse atena aseɛ anya owuo no, Ntikuma ntena aseɛ ntɔ nko! (The tree that killed Kwaku Ananse when he sat under it, Ntikuma (Kwaku Ananse’s less cunning and less intelligent son) will not even sit under and doze) There is a popular proverb that has different variations around [...]

Time to Water Our Beards in the Investment Industry: Taking Cue from the Banking Sector Crises2018-09-12T12:24:22+00:00

10 Must Know Codes & Standards for the Investment Industry

2018-09-09T20:24:06+00:00

Overview of the CFA Institute Codes and Standards The CFA Institute Codes and Standards are the Gold Standard of best practices for investment firms, professionals and other participants in the investment industry. These Codes and Standards are globally applicable and free to adopt and comply with. The four top-level groupings of [...]

10 Must Know Codes & Standards for the Investment Industry2018-09-09T20:24:06+00:00

GIPS® 20:20 – The Next Big Thing You Must Know

2018-09-03T19:21:55+00:00

GIPS 2020: Towards Universal Adoption, Compliance and Support The Evolution of the GIPS Standards: Introducing GIPS 20:20 …the mission of the GIPS standards is for all asset managers to comply. To achieve this goal, the Standards should be as simple as possible to remove complexity and perceived barriers to compliance and [...]

GIPS® 20:20 – The Next Big Thing You Must Know2018-09-03T19:21:55+00:00

Common Investment Performance Standards – Why We Need Them

2018-09-03T19:38:41+00:00

Just as you will be concerned about the quality of the inputs and processes involved in producing that product, it is critical that you apply similar levels of diligence when purchasing investment management services. Do you need to know what goes into your food and how it is prepared before [...]

Common Investment Performance Standards – Why We Need Them2018-09-03T19:38:41+00:00

2014 Investment Standards Forum in Pictures

2018-09-03T19:39:38+00:00

Well attended event with over 80 participants from both the regulators and industry operators: SEC Ghana, NPRA, GSIA, Stanlib Ghana and South Africa, Corporate Hills Advisory Services, Secure pensions Trust, Databank Asset Management, Fidelity Securities, GN Investments, FirstBanc Financial Services, SSNIT, Newworld Asset Management, Newcase Capital, Lobban Hyde Chartered Accountants, CDH [...]

2014 Investment Standards Forum in Pictures2018-09-03T19:39:38+00:00

Investment Performance Evaluation – Are You Doing It Correctly?

2018-09-03T19:39:55+00:00

The Past Is Not a Guarantee of Similar Future Outcomes! In investment performance evaluation as in love, past performance is not indicative of similar future performance, or so the saying goes. Despite this caveat being prominently displayed on virtually all investment information materials, Investors still give a significant amount of [...]

Investment Performance Evaluation – Are You Doing It Correctly?2018-09-03T19:39:55+00:00