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Have you heard about Investec? If you are looking for a financial institution that offers online services, banking services and unique and personalized investment solutions, this is the bank for you.

In this article, we are going to tell the story of Investec, one of the main players in the financial sector in South Africa and in the world.

You will find out how Investec came about, what transformations it has undergone over the years and what it offers for its clients. Follow through!

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The history of Investec: its trajectory and its values

Investec was founded in 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa by Larry Nestadt, Errol Grolman and Ian Kantor.

They started out as a small leasing and financing company, but soon expanded their business through organic growth and acquisitions.

In 1980, they obtained a banking license and in 1986, they were listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) after merging with Metboard, a trust company.

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A few years later, in 1988, they restructured Investec Bank Limited into Investec Group Limited (IGL), giving management and employees control of the company.

Investec entered the UK market in 1992 when it acquired Allied Trust Bank Limited (ATB), its first international acquisition.

Then, in 1998, they bought Guinness Mahon, a renowned London merchant bank, and Henderson Crosthwaite, its stockbroker arm, for £95 million.

They acquired Hambros PLC, another London merchant bank, in the same year and in 2002, they were listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

As early as 2003, in a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) transaction, empowerment partners acquired a 21.5% stake in Investec listed in South Africa.

Since then, Investec has continued to grow and diversify, offering a range of financial products and services to its client base in Europe, Southern Africa and Asia Pacific.

It is currently an international banking and wealth management group dual-listed on the LSE and JSE and is a component of the FTSE 250 index.

Investec’s mission is to provide specialized financial services that create value for its clients, shareholders and employees.

Its core values ​​are customer focus, integrity, respect for diversity, entrepreneurial spirit and sustainability.

Investec bank’s main services

Investec offers tailored investment solutions to meet the specific needs of its clients with a team of experts who analyze global markets and identify the best investment opportunities across different asset classes.

In addition, it offers access to exclusive products that are not available to the general public.

Other solutions offered are:

  • Mutual funds: the bank has a range of mutual funds covering different strategies, regions and sectors;
  • Hedge funds: they are one of the largest providers of hedge funds in South Africa and a major global player;
  • Private equity funds: Investec is one of the leading private equity investors in South Africa and has a significant presence in the UK and Europe;
  • Real estate funds: they also have the best real estate investment funds in South Africa and a strong presence in the UK and Europe.

Why open an Investec bank account?

Investec is a bank that incorporates innovation and technology into its products, services and processes.

It always seek to be ahead of market trends and customer needs by investing in research and development to create innovative and exclusive solutions.

It also use advanced technologies to ensure the security, convenience and efficiency of banking operations.

Our online platform allows customers to access our products and services anytime, anywhere, using computers, tablets or smartphones.

In addition, we have a mobile application that offers several functionalities, such as checking balance, transferring money, paying bills, investing in funds, requesting financing and contacting the relationship manager.

Finally, it has a financial education portal that offers informative and educational content on economics, finance and investments.

Investec, a helping hand for your financial life

We have seen that Investec its a bank that offers a personalized banking experience and exclusive investment solutions to its clients, with a history of more than 40 years of success and growth, based on its values ​​of client focus, integrity, respect for diversity, spirit entrepreneurship and sustainability.

It has an international presence in over 20 countries and a network of partners and funders in over 100 countries.

Thus, it manages to offer a range of financial products and services for individuals and companies, covering areas such as investment, wealth management, financing and business internationalization.

It stands out for its premium customer service, which seeks to know its customers in depth and exceed their expectations.

In addition, it incorporates innovation and technology into its products, services and processes, seeking to always be ahead of market trends and customer needs.

Go to our website and see how simple it is to open an account at Investec bank and take advantage of its full range of advantages.


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