About Investec
 

About Investec

The home of Out of the Ordinary

 

 

Welcome to Investec, a distinctive specialist bank and asset manager. We know you want solutions relevant to your needs and ambitions, so we fashion everything we do around you, the client.

Stephen Koseff
‘Our business was born out of a strong entrepreneurial spirit. This ethos is lived in the way we practice business every day.’

Stephen Koseff, Investec Group CEO

Our purpose is to facilitate the creation and management of wealth.

Sandton office

We provide financial products and services, imbued with a personal approach, to a select client base in three principal markets: the UK and Europe, Southern Africa and Asia-Pacific. Investec was founded in South Africa in 1974. We entered the UK in 1992, and have since expanded through a combination of substantial organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

London office

Today Investec employs more than 9,700 people worldwide and is publicly traded in London and Johannesburg. Our divisions include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Private Banking, Wealth & Investment and Asset Management.

London office

9,700

Staff internationally

£151bn

Assets under management globally

40

Cities on five continents

Our values

We strive to be a distinctive specialist bank and asset manager driven by commitment to our core philosophies and values.

  • Integrity

    We believe that what distinguishes us is the long-term relationships we build with our clients, based on open and honest dialogue and cast-iron integrity.

  • Distinctive performance

    Energy, ambition and outstanding talent are what drive us. Through meritocracy, respect and openness to fresh thinking, we stimulate extraordinary performance in our people.

  • Client focus

    We offer client service, not customer support– and create strategies and services designed around your needs and goals, not ours.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

    Our unique history and evolution is testimony to what drives us. This entrepreneurial spirit is something our clients tend to share.

Our history

Our journey is something that sets us apart - from a small finance company in South Africa in 1974 to an international organisation trusted to manage clients' assets worth more than £150 billion.

We operate across three areas of specialisation focused on well defined target clients:

Asset Management

Investec Asset Management operates completely independently providing investment management services largely to institutions.

Specialist Banking

We provide specialist banking solutions to high net worth and high income individuals, corporates, institutions and government in the following areas: lending, transactional banking, treasury and trading, advisory and investment.

Wealth & Investment

We provide private clients, charities and trusts with investment management services and independent financial planning advice.

Our clients

Private banking

Individuals

Whether you regard yourself as an entrepreneur, business professional or high net worth individual, our aim is to make your personal wealth work harder. We do this through onshore and offshore services including private banking, saving, personal investment management, lending and financing.

Business banking

Businesses and corporates

Our expert global teams offer a comprehensive corporate advisory service in addition to banking, investment and finance solutions. Other clients include pension funds, government departments, insurance companies, hospitals, charities and friendly societies.

Business banking
Professional advisers

Professional advisers

If you’re a financial adviser or lawyer you can be confident that our expertise will deliver the results your clients are seeking. We provide professional investing, financing, lending and transactional services, depending on your clients’ objectives.