Our thoughts on establishing market leadership, a successful business culture, corporate accountability and responding to the changing the rules of client engagement.
A CEO walks into a city. What is he carrying?
David van der Walt, CEO of Investec Bank plc, discusses how we can all help tackle the growing problem of air pollution, one step at a time.
Playing the long game
Long-hold funds offer intriguing possibilities for investors and fund managers – but can a longer investment horizon make it more challenging to hedge against currency volatility?
One investor, one fund, one vision
With separately managed accounts (SMAs), investors get a tailored service and can have far greater influence in all aspects of the fund. For general partners (GPs), however, that can sometimes create headaches.
Building on Britain’s fintech success
Investec Emerging Companies looks at how the UK's policymakers, regulators and investors have played a crucial role in the development of this exciting sector.
Flushed with success: the ‘Elon Musk of toilets’
Water is a valuable resource, which is going down the loo. In 2017, Investec led an £8m investment in the super-efficient toilet company, Propelair. Garry Moore, inventor and founder, talks about saving water, cash and Cape Town, one flush at a time.
Scaling industrial businesses
When scaling your business, getting the right funding structure foundation is crucial.
Redi Tlhabi asks Pravin Gordhan, our former Minister of Finance, Stephen Koseff, Investec CEO and Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, who heads YES (an NGO and business-led initiative to create one million youth employment opportunities) how entrepreneurs can unlock and drive economic growth.
How to keep your business safe from cybercrime
Investec’s global head of fraud shares some tips on how you can safeguard your business.
How big business can learn from social start-ups, by David van der Walt
Investec Bank plc’s CEO shares his insights on social entrepreneurship and business success.
A short-term investment, with long-term wins
If you were given £100,000 to build and manage an investment portfolio, how well would it perform after six months?
Fail big but gracefully - A discussion with imagineer, Shai Agassi
As the former CEO of Better Place, Agassi has an interesting perspective on success and failure.
What do venture capitalists look for?
South African born Adam Valkin is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. We find out from him "what it takes" and what he looks for in entrepreneurs.
Assets, finance and support to get lives back on track
On the night of World Homeless Day, the business community in Reading was sponsored to sleep out and raise money for Launchpad, a local charity. Investec’s Asset Finance team took part.