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Parent Company: Investec

Brand Value: $1,161 Mil.

Headquarter City: Johannesburg, London

Industry: Banks

Year Formed: 1974

Investec was established in 1974 as a leasing and financing company and within twelve years went public on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Its rise was supported by a combination of both organic growth and strategic acquisition. Investec became the first South African company to dual-list on both the JSE and the London Stock Exchange supporting clients in Africa, UK/Europe, and Asia-Pacific. It has also expanded its banking operations into Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. In 2016, Investec was awarded the Global Brands Magazine Most Trusted Asset Management Brand, South Africa.  By 2018, its diversified mix of businesses led to its all-time best performance in operating profits of over $1.13 billion. It’s “Restless Spirit” advertising campaign emphasizes its exclusive private banking strengths.