Investec Bank is one of the leading market makers in the Equity Options & Synthetics space.
Whether you’re interested in protecting your value, creating exposure to a particular equity or designing a customised basket of stocks, we’re focused on providing structures that best suit your unique requirements.
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Choose the right trading partner

Options have proven to be a superior and prudent investment tool that offers flexibility, leverage, diversification and control that can protect your portfolio and/or enhance your returns. Why not trade them with us, where speed, innovation and high-touch service matters? 

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Customise your trading experience

We specialise in non-linear derivatives, including puts and calls, collars, spreads, fences and exotics. Receive an efficient approach to trading that minimises risk and maximises your returns.

Our products include


  • Index and Single Stock
  • Offered in most liquid local indices & Large and Midcap stocks
  • Options on Custom Baskets
  • Collar drawdowns


  • Total Return Swaps
  • Forwards

Equity Linked Notes

  • Fully Funded
  • Cap Guarantee
  • Listed or OTC

Bespoke Structured Product Listings

  • Portable Alpha Notes
  • Outperformance Notes
  • Stub Notes
  • Actively Managed Certificates

International Derivatives

  • Option structures SPY, MSCI, NASDAQ, etc.
  • ZAR Compo or Quanto
  • Wrapped through Safex listed OR JSE listed notes


  • Tailor-made derivatives to suit your needs
  • Very active in ‘ratchets’

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Rithen Ramlal

Rithen Ramlal

Head: Equity derivatives

I work in Equity Derivatives at Investec. I’ve been at Investec since 2013, having started as an Equity Derivatives Trader. I have 17 years of experience spread across the corporate and private sectors, from investment banking, trading, and sales to portfolio management. I was previously the Head of Equity Derivatives for UBS South Africa.

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