Akasha Absher


Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

Akasha Absher is the President of Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, a national investment consulting firm exclusively focused on endowments, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Akasha’s background includes investment consulting, investment banking, fixed income trading, risk management and nonprofit leadership. Prior to Syntrinsic, she spent many years as a portfolio manager and research analyst at Lucidus Capital Partners and Caxton Associates. Akasha serves on the Board of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Pinnacol Assurance. In In 2017 and 2018, Akasha was awarded DBJ’s Who’s Who in Impact Investing in the Rocky Mountain Region. In 2020, Akasha was named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado by the Colorado Women’s Chamber and in 2021 a Woman of Distinction by the Colorado Girl Scouts. Akasha earned her BA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University and her MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan.

“Personally, as an investor, I can intentionally advocate for the things I want to see in the world. I can allocate my investments to diverse investment managers, invest in businesses led by women and people of color, activate my cash in support of women and underserved communities, and advocate for diverse representation in companies at all levels. This alone has the power to change the face of not only the asset management industry but the workforce in general.” – Akasha Absher