Our purpose is to create enduring worth.
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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 7,400 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.

Our values

Deep client relationships, built on trust and Out of the Ordinary service, are the bedrock of our business

We uphold cast-iron integrity in all our dealings, consistently displaying moral strength

We seek creative, talented people with passion, energy and stamina, who collaborate unselfishly

We thrive on change and challenge the status quo with courage, constantly innovating and adapting to an evolving world

We believe in open and honest dialogue to test decisions, seek consensus and accept responsibility

We pursue diversity and strive to create an environment in which everyone can bring their whole selves

We show care for people, support our colleague and respect the dignity and worth of the individual

We are committed to living in society, not off it, contributing meaningfully to the communities in which we operate

We embrace our responsibility to the environment and the wellbeing of our planet

We trust our people to exercise their judgement, promoting entrepreneurial flair and freedom to operate with risk consciousness and unwavering adherence to our values

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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.

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.