Cultivating Out of the Ordinary performance
Investec’s culture enables extraordinary people to perform in Out of the Ordinary ways.
As people feel valued for what they contribute and are celebrated for who they are, they deliver excellent value to our clients and shareholders.
We focus enormous energy on finding the right people for our culture and put them in environments in which they can flourish, because culture is our competitive edge.
Marc Kahn, Global Head - HR and Organisational Development
Developing our people
We invest in developing and upskilling our people, while encouraging them to be the driving force behind their own growth. By leading their own development journeys, our colleagues maximise the learning opportunities that are most relevant to their needs.
The work is the learning, the learning is the work
At Investec, we believe that learning exists in all that we do. It should not be confined to courses or programmes, nor should it be considered a one-off event. Rather, learning is an everyday practice and a lifelong opportunity.
Challenge, be challenged, grow
The culture at Investec fosters open and honest dialogue. We continuously enhance performance through immediate and direct feedback at an individual, team and organisational level. Our people are empowered to be direct, challenge convention and truly drive their and their team’s development.
Fostering a unique, empowering culture
It’s based on the premise of a flat structure, which provides access and opportunity for all colleagues to perform in Out of the Ordinary ways.
This culture creates a positive environment, where people build relationships that enhance their contribution to the organisation. It creates a context that values stretch, self-discipline, trust and support.
The organisational development team works to strengthen the culture of the business through process, building capability through shared meaning and continuously contributing to the long-term sustainability of the group.
The value of belonging, inclusion and diversity
Zebra Crossing initiativeHailed as 'life-changing' and ‘vital for life in the 21st century’, this learning initiative aims to raise levels of multi-cultural awareness. It enables our people to understand their own biases and to appreciate and celebrate the richness of our diverse people.
Employee networksA strong sense of belonging is a business priority. Our four employee networks - Gender Balance, LGBTQ+, Multicultural and YoungMinds - inspire and support our people to have courageous conversations around diversity and inclusion.
We are making progress towards closing the gender pay gap, which we have been reporting since 2018.
We signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in September 2018. Investec Bank plc (IBP) had 19% female representation in senior leadership, while Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) had 20%, based on figures as of 31 March 2018. As of 31 March 2020, representation increased with IBP having 24% females in senior leadership and IW&I 29%. We are working towards achieving our 2022 commitment.
Commitment to inclusion
We're committed to promoting greater gender diversity in the workplace. As part of this, we have signed the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.
To make sure that ethnic minority colleagues are represented at all levels in our organisation, we have signed BiTC’s Race at Work Charter.
To help embed everyday inclusion at Investec, we are members of Inclusive Employers.
At Investec, we are focused on gender equality.
Listen to former Investec CEO Stephen Koseff commit to creating a more gender-diverse organisation.
Wellbeing at Investec
We employ extraordinary individuals
While some bureaucracy is unavoidable, Investec believes in a flat-managerial structure. Employees experience a great deal of autonomy, allowing them to be individuals, flourish and realise their true potential.