Investec plc (and ) is an international specialist banking group providing a diverse range of financial products and services. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Securities Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The Company was established as a leasing company in 1974
and acquired a banking license in 1980. The Company was first listed on the JSE Securities Exchange
in South Africa
In 1998 Investec acquired Guinness Mahon, a leading London based merchant bank, and Henderson Crosthwaite, its stockbroking arm, for £95m. It also bought Hambros plc, another London based merchant bank the same year.
In 2002 Investec became a dual-listed company with Investec plc (listed in London) and Investec Limited (listed in Johannesburg).
Investec operates primarily in South Africa
, the United Kingdom
, and Australia
. It also has banking operations in Ireland
and the United States
. It operates five business units:
- Private Banking
- Capital Markets
- Investment Banking
- Asset Management