Important information about Investec Structured Products
After 12 years Investec Bank plc has taken the decision to stop offering new structured products in the UK retail market via IFAs.
Our final range of Plans will open for investment on 15 February 2021 and close on 1 April 2021.
Are my clients’ existing Plans affected by this decision?
No. All existing Plans (including all investments into our final range of Plans) are unaffected by this decision and will continue to function as set out in the relevant brochure, including your clients’ rights with regards to encashment. We’ll continue to support all existing Plans as they continue over the coming years.
However, we won’t be offering new Plans for investment after 1 April 2021.
Clients with investments from £250,000 can still gain exposure to structured products through Investec Wealth & Investment’s actively managed Structured Product Service.
Why have you made this decision?
We've made this decision for commercial reasons. Investec is a highly liquid bank and structured products are no longer the most efficient way for Investec to raise retail funding given the efficiency of our other retail channels where we offer a comprehensive suite of award-winning general savings products. Other factors in the structured products environment, such as persistently low interest rates and increased regulatory costs, have also contributed to this decision.
Whilst Investec Structured Products is not our most efficient retail funding channel, it has allowed us to develop incredibly valuable relationships with you, our Financial Advisers, across the UK over the last 12 years. These relationships are vital to us, and our focus will be on servicing you with the best that Investec has to offer going forwards.
Investec’s core Financial Adviser services include our award-winning Discretionary Fund Management and Managed Portfolio Service on Platforms (MPS). With the closure of Investec Structured Products, our focus for the future will be on these core services.
We’re incredibly proud of the performance of our Plans since 2008 and the value they’ve generated for your clients.
...our focus will be on servicing you with the best that Investec has to offer going forwards.
The success of Investec Structured Products would not have been possible without the support of you, our Financial Advisers, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your continued support, and to express our desire to work with you well into the future.
We appreciate that this news may raise questions
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Investec Bank plc does not offer advice or make any investment recommendations regarding these Plans. Investors should think carefully about the features and risks of these Plans and whether it suits investor’s personal circumstances and attitude to risk before deciding whether to invest. Investors should seek advice from a financial adviser in their jurisdiction before deciding to invest. Returns are in no way guaranteed and some of our Plans will place capital at risk. Investors may get back less than they invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Investec Structured Products is a trading name of Investec Bank plc. Investec Bank plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. It is a member of the London Stock Exchange registered under Financial Services Register reference 172330. Investec Bank plc is a limited company registered in England and Wales at Companies House. Our registered office is 30 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QP and our registered number is 00489604. Our VAT number is 480912639. Please read our terms & conditions.
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