A brief history

From 1974 to today

50 year logo animation gif

An icon is born, in the most unlikely of settings: Watch the story of our zebra

Our journey is something that sets us apart — from a small finance company founded in South Africa in 1974 to an international organisation with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. 

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, opening the Investec building in Johannesburg on 21 October 1998

Here is a company which stands head and shoulders above its peers — not merely because of its phenomenal growth or its sound management of assets, but because it is a trendsetter.