Ivka is an accomplished investor with over 20 years experience managing global and international equity portfolios for retail and institutional clients. She has experience launching new investment strategies, both active and indexed, and has significant expertise in sustainable investing (ESG and SRI) and gender-lens investing.
Before co-founding Promethos, Ivka was lead portfolio manager of International Strategies at Boston Advisors. Prior to joining Boston Advisors in 2015, Ivka was a senior portfolio manager at Pax World Management, where she managed the Pax World International Fund and the Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund. Before Pax World, she managed international and global portfolios at State Street Global Advisors and Baring Asset Management, and was a global equity analyst at Independence Investments and at Putnam Investments.
Early in her career, Ivka worked as a management consultant to large corporations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, including three years in Prague working on projects to privatize state-owned Czech companies.
Ivka’s global investment expertise is enhanced by her experience living and working around the world and her ability to communicate effectively in English, French, German, Spanish and Czech. She earned a B.A. degree in biology from Harvard University, a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an M.B.A from INSEAD. Ivka currently serves on the boards of the Boston Economics Club, United Planet, and American Boronite Corporation.