Tharina Bennie-van Dyk

Head: Preference shares

I head up the preference share team within Investec Corporate & Institutional Bank. The team utilises redeemable preference shares to provide financing for clients, as well as to raise funding for the bank. We offer dividend-yielding investment products aimed at both the retail and corporate investor. The team is made up of skilled individuals from different disciplines that develop solutions best suited to our clients’ needs, who make use of a sophisticated product set. We assist clients in raising capital through preference shares and have a strong distribution team with good access to investors looking for alternative asset classes.

Background/experience

I started my journey at Investec 14 years ago in the Group Finance Division. I completed my Chartered Accounting articles through Investec, during which time I worked in various areas of the bank including Investec Securities, Investor Relations, Internal Audit and Specialised Finance. After qualifying as a CA(SA), I obtained 8 years’ experience in debt origination, structuring and balance sheet optimisation solutions for both listed and unlisted corporates through the Investec Specialised Finance and Corporate Solutions teams respectively. I joined Investec’s Private Banking division, heading up the High Net Worth International (Johannesburg) team before joining Investec Financial Products in November 2018.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce Investment Management (Cum Laude)

Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Accounting) & CTA

CA (SA)

What drives me

Building meaningful relationships with our clients and finding bespoke solutions to enable them to meet their funding and investment objectives. Providing the highest level of service excellence through our diverse team of specialists.  

My interests

I enjoy running, swimming, cycling and reading as well as spending time with my 3 sons and my husband. I completed the Comrades marathon in 2008 and the Ironman 70.3 challenge in 2019.