Anna Todorova, Associate Consultant

Anna is an Associate Consultant at Syntrinsic and provides a high level of direct support to clients in the areas of portfolio creation, trading, movement of funds, development of policies, allocation studies, and performance reports. Before joining Syntrinsic, Anna served as a corporate accountant at ALPS, where she helped administer multiple mutual fund clients.

Anna grew up in Bulgaria where she experienced the Communist regime until 1989, then the transition to democracy and capitalism. These experiences helped foster her fascination with political and economic systems. She came to the United States to attend college at the University of Central Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis on International Studies. Anna also holds a Master of Science in Finance with an emphasis on Financial Analysis and Risk Management from the University of Colorado – Denver. She has earned her Series 65 through FINRA and is a graduate of the Impact Denver Class of Fall 2016 through the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.

Anna serves as a member of the Finance Committee of Engineers Without Borders – USA. She also volunteers with Hopekids Colorado assisting families with children suffering from life threatening medical conditions. She enjoys yoga, long walks with her dog and spending time in the mountains.

Anna’s Story

When I was in seventh grade, I became a volunteer for the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross. They were looking for volunteers to create a new team dedicated to supporting children with mental disabilities living in orphanages throughout the country. It was a foggy day in December, when I embarked on my first trip to an orphanage in a nearby town. We were going there to give donated toys to the children and spend some time with them.

I hadn’t met anyone with mental disabilities until that time, so I didn’t know what to expect and I was a little nervous. We walked in with big trash bags, filled with toys, and just started handing them out. Some kids were ecstatic, others weren’t really sure what to do with the toys, but there were so many smiles everywhere around that day. This was the first time I felt a sense of reward that was different than anything I had experience in the past. It wasn’t like getting a good grade at school or playing well at the piano recital. I felt a sense of usefulness and purpose.

As I continue to embark on the challenges and opportunities that are part of my professional and personal growth, I like to remind myself: “Be useful and be kind.” Such simple words that create so much potential.