Lagan Bridge Waterfront, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

13 Jul 2022

A dazzling performance from our Belfast team

Ryan Cornett

Ryan Cornett | Investment Director

Congratulations to ‘Dazzle of Zebras’ on their recent quiz win, in support of Mencap.


At Investec, we strive to offer you the personal relationship you’d expect from a local wealth manager, combined with the resources of a major banking group. It’s important to us that our 14 offices across the UK are active participants in their communities and that they are each giving back through sponsorships and charity relationships.

We’re always keen to participate in local charity events - particularly those that offer the opportunity to showcase our team’s general knowledge and engage in some healthy competition with other investment management firms.

Most recently, ten team members from our Belfast office jumped at the chance to attend a quiz organised by STEP NI and CISI, in aid of Mencap, a UK charity for people with a learning disability. Over 100 people from other local investment management and legal firms gathered to battle it out over a series of rounds testing all things sport, music, movies, and everything else in between.

This event began in 2019 but, due to the pandemic, has only just returned for its second round. As the 2019 winners, the pressure was on Investec Belfast to retain our title. We entered two teams of five into the quiz, ‘Dazzle of Zebras’ and ‘Dazzlez’ (of course, referring to our distinctive zebra branding and the fact that a ‘dazzle’ is another word for a group of zebras).

It was very tight at the top for most of the quiz. Several ‘fastest finger first’ rounds shook up the scores and led to a high-pressure, final deciding round. We’re delighted to say that one of our teams, ‘Dazzle of Zebras’, eventually triumphed, while the other, ‘Dazzlez’, took an admirable 4th place.

After two somewhat lonely years of the pandemic, it’s fantastic to once again be able to attend these in-person events and support a worthy cause. This enjoyable evening raised almost £1800 for Mencap, which will be put to good use to support their work across Northern Ireland. Of course, we were also delighted to continue a now-unbeaten record and are already looking forward to defending it next year.

Thank you to STEP NI and CISI for organising such a fun evening and all those individuals and companies who donated such marvellous prizes. 

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