Borislava (Bobbi) Ivanova, CFA
Business Development Manager
What are some of your career highlights so far?
I’ve been fortunate to start my career at Goldman Sachs in the USA and learn from the best people in the industry. Then, I was lucky to move to beautiful New Zealand last September to pursue my MBA degree. Last but not least, I met Consilium’s CIO at a CFA event last December which turned into a job that I really enjoy… there is a lot to be thankful for in my life.
What do you like most about your job/industry?
Working as a Business Development Manager for Consilium enables me to foster great relationships with some of the best financial advisers in New Zealand. My focus is to partner with financial advisers by offering solutions which deliver high-class investment advice. I get motivated by the fact that our solutions help improve the overall financial wellbeing of NZ investors.
What are your interests outside work?
My husband and I have two active boys that keep us busy. We like spending time outdoors and particularly enjoy skiing, biking and hiking.
Can you recommend some good reading and/or viewing?
Shifting gears from the technical readings and moving to a lighter one, I would suggest “Creative Confidence” by Tom Kelley & David Kelley. The book focuses on unleashing the creative potential in all of us and has helped change my perception of creativity.
Make a prediction for 2025
I prefer to stay away from making market predictions. But, I have recognised over the last market downturn that the need for professional financial services has increased. My prediction is that rapidly advancing technology is not going to change that in the next five years, and financial professionals will continue to have great job security.