A message from our CEO
Hendrik du Toit, CEO, Investec Asset Management
A small group of us started Investec Asset Management more than twenty years ago. Right from the beginning, as with the new South Africa from which our firm emerged, we believed we could do things differently. This attitude was central to our new firm, and, like the founding leadership team, it remains intact today.
Although we now manage over US$100 billion (as at 30 Sept 2012) on behalf of clients from around the world we continue to pride ourselves on being honestly ambitious and plain speaking. A pioneering spirit holds us together and is maintained by organising the firm in small specialist teams, each accountable for their own areas of performance.
Our culture is not negotiable. It is our source of strength in tough times and it gives us the necessary humility in good times.
Our product range is intentionally innovative. Roots in Africa have given us expertise in frontier markets and investment in commodities, while our established presence in London provides us with a perfect vantage point for global investing. To us, clients and shareholders are partners in this adventure.
We know that only consistently outstanding long-term investment performance and 'out of the ordinary' service will satisfy you. We also know that we cannot guarantee results in the short term. What we can promise is that we will give our very best every step of the way.
Welcome to Investec Asset Management.
Hendrik du Toit
The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested.