Our purpose is to create enduring worth - living in society, not off it.
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Each of our clients has a distinctive story and a unique set of needs

Whether you’re building your business, growing your family, or creating your legacy, we take the time to understand your potential and bring our years of experience to bear in helping you to achieve it. Through deep client relationships built on mutual trust, we help to make the extraordinary possible.

This approach has defined us ever since our founding in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1974. It’s a philosophy that extends to every facet of our business.

We call it ‘Out of the Ordinary’
Fani Titi
Fani Titi, Investec Chief Executive

Strong partnerships and understanding are essential to the creation of enduring worth.


staff internationally


cities on five continents
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Today, Investec is publicly traded in London and Johannesburg

It is staffed by 8,500 employees across its core geographies of the UK and South Africa, along with other locations across the globe. But the beliefs upon which we were founded remain as relevant and vital today as they were when we first opened our doors as a small finance company almost five decades ago.

Ruth Leas, Investec Bank plc CEO
Ruth Leas, Investec Bank plc CEO, UK

Our track record of delivering exceptional service comes from the refreshingly human approach of our people, who share a belief that we will find a way to succeed, even in difficult times.

Our values

Investec exists to create enduring worth for all of our stakeholders: our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate. This purpose is expressed in four key values that shape the way that we work and live within society.

  • Cast-iron integrity

    We believe in long-term relationships built on mutual trust, open and honest dialogue and cast-iron integrity.

  • Distinctive performance

    We thrive on energy, ambition and outstanding talent. We are open to fresh thinking. We believe in diversity and respect for others.

  • Client focus

    We are committed to genuine collaboration and unwavering dedication to our clients’ needs and goals.

  • Dedicated partnership

    We collaborate unselfishly in pursuit of group performance, through open and honest dialogue – using process to test decisions, seek challenge and accept responsibility.

Our history

Our journey of organic growth and strategic acquisitions is something that sets us apart - from a small finance company in South Africa in 1974 to an international organisation. A unique balance of tradition and modernity.

Our businesses

Our divisions include Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, and Wealth & Investment.

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Looking forward
The future is undecided. To navigate these extraordinary times, you need a strong partner, someone you trust to support you and grow with you.
Together, we’ll achieve things tomorrow that hardly seem possible today.
We are Investec.
We are Out of the Ordinary.