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Investec plc
Type Public (JSE: INL and LSE: INVP)
Founded 1974
Headquarters London, UKUnited Kingdom
Sandton, South AfricaSouth Africa
Key people Hugh Herman, Chairman
Stephen Koseff, CEO
Industry Banking
Revenue £1,369.5 million (2008)
Operating income £474.9 million (2008)
Net income £420.5 million (2008)

Investec plc (JSE: INL and LSE: INVP) 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 and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.



The Company was established as a leasing company in 1974 in Johannesburg and acquired a banking license in 1980.[1][2] The Company was first listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa in 1986.[1]

In 1998 Investec acquired Guinness Mahon, a leading London based merchant bank, and Henderson Crosthwaite, its stockbroking arm, for £95m.[3] It also bought Hambros plc, another London based merchant bank the same year.[1]

In 2002 Investec became a dual-listed company with Investec plc (listed in London) and Investec Limited (listed in Johannesburg).[1]


Investec operates primarily in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. It also has banking operations in Ireland, Switzerland, Mauritius, Guernsey and the United States. It operates five business units:[4]

  • Private Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Investment Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Property


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