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Ivy Hesse, CFA, CIPM

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About Ivy Hesse, CFA, CIPM

I am the Founder of Synercate Advisory Ltd, an Investment Performance Consulting and GIPS® Verification firm in Ghana. I am an experienced finance and investment professional and a passionate advocate for improving the investment industry across Africa. I worked with leading financial services firms such as the Databank Group and SEM International Associates before establishing my firm and I have been at the forefront of championing the formal adoption of the GIPS® Standards in Ghana over the past three years. I also serve as an Independent Pension Trustee on five pension trust boards in Ghana.
15 02, 2017

5 Insightful Resources for Planning Your Retirement Time Before You Retire

By |2017-02-15T09:50:56+00:00February 15th, 2017|Curated Content, Retirement and Pensions|0 Comments

Your retirement period can be a time of joy or pain, it all depends on how you plan for it now when you are still actively working. Considering that this period can last upwards of 30+ years, it is very important to have an idea of how you want to spend that time so [...]

10 11, 2016

Ghana’s 3 Tier Pensions Structure – What You Must Know

By |2016-11-10T07:03:46+00:00November 10th, 2016|Financial Planning, Retirement and Pensions|6 Comments

This is an updated post from October 16, 2012 - Updated on November 8, 2016 The Old Order Changeth...Lest One Good? Custom Should Corrupt the World: Alfred Lord Tennysson As aptly articulated in Alfred Lord Tennysson's poem, Idylls of the King, change is necessary, sometimes not because the old traditions are bad, but because they were actions [...]

7 11, 2016

Pensions & Retirement: Are You Behaving Like the Proverbial Ostrich?

By |2016-11-09T12:12:34+00:00November 7th, 2016|Personal Finance, Retirement and Pensions|0 Comments

This is an updated post from October 10, 2012 -  Updated on November 7, 2016 Whether we like it or not, retirement security has been radically shifting from employers and even governments to the responsibility of the employee or worker. Increasingly, uninformed pre-retirees are consciously and unconsciously making hard decisions about the size and [...]

24 10, 2016

9 Out of 10 Start Up’s Fail – Why Will Yours Survive?

By |2016-11-08T18:50:46+00:00October 24th, 2016|Entrepreneurs, Feasibility Stage|0 Comments

  “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison Who is an Entrepreneur? What is a Start Up? What Does it take to be an entrepreneur or start a new venture? Entrepreneurs are the engine for growth of the world economies, the risk takers without whom we wouldn't [...]

18 10, 2016

Start Saving Now: How to Allocate Your Savings

By |2016-11-08T18:08:36+00:00October 18th, 2016|Budgeting, Personal Finance, Saving|2 Comments

What plan should you follow when saving? First you now know from the stock taking and financial plan stages how much your monthly living expenses are going to be. Now you need to start accumulating money or saving and allocating funds to various accounts to cater for: Living Expenses (Current or Savings Account) – [...]

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