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Parent Company: Investec Limited

Brand Value: $986 Mil.

Headquarter City: Johannesburg

Year on Year Change: -15 percent

Industry: Banks

Year Formed: 1974

Investec was established in 1974 as a leasing and financing company and within 12 years went public on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Its rise was supported by a combination of 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. Overall, Investec is known for having a select number of exclusive clients and treating them to highly personalized service. On the lighter side, Investec sponsors the annual Investec Cape Town Art Fair, which is one of the foremost showcases of contemporary African art.