Investec Asset Management provides investment products and services to institutions, advisory clients and individuals. Our clients include pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, foundations, financial advisers and individual investors.
It all began in South Africa in 1991. We were a small start-up asset manager offering domestic strategies in an emerging market. Over two decades of growth later and we’re an international business managing approximately $114 billion* for clients based all over the world.
*As at 31.12.16
Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations. Achieve this, and we create profitable partnerships between our clients, our shareholders and our employees.
A truly unique journey. Our emerging market growth story is unmatched. But there’s no magic formula to our success. We believe it’s down to the stability of our team, our enduring culture and our unwavering commitment to our clients.
Our culture is a reflection of who we are as people. Originally a reflection of our founders, like them, it still guides us today. At its heart is ‘the freedom to create’. People work best when they’re free to pursue and express their conviction.
This approach attracts dynamic individuals – original spirits who want to pursue their passions and interests.
Such personalities thrive in a non-hierarchical workplace, so we give that to them. We encourage honesty and discussion. And we organise and empower our teams to inspire diversity of perspective.
Hendrik du Toit, CEO*Investments carry a risk of capital loss
Kim McFarland – Chief Operating Officer
Kim is Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of Investec Asset Management. She joined the firm in 1993 as its Chief Financial Officer and has successfully managed the operational and financial growth of the business. She is a member of the Global Executive Committee.
Kim has been awarded Business Woman of the Year in South Africa. Additionally she has been nominated four times as one of the top 100 most influential women in Finance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by Financial News, a Dow Jones publication.
John McNab – Co-Chief Investment Officer
As Co-Chief Investment Officer, John holds joint responsibility for managing the investment teams. He is also a Director of Investec Asset Management and a member of the Global Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 1995, he has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s investment infrastructure. John has managed both South African and international retail funds as well as institutional portfolios. He contributes research, equity analysis and insight to the firm’s investment teams.
Domenico (Mimi) Ferrini – Co-Chief Investment Officer
As Co-Chief Investment Officer, Domenico holds joint responsibility for managing the investment teams. Domenico is based in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. He joined the company in 1992 as one of the founding members. Domenico has held various positions including chief dealer, portfolio manager and managing director of the South African institutional business.
John Green – Global Head of Client Group
As Global Head of Client Group, John is responsible for the firm’s client-related activity. This includes sales, client management and marketing. He is also a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. John joined the firm in 2001 as Head of Personal Investments, South Africa. He then went on to become Managing Director of the South African business in 2004, before becoming Global Head of Client Group in 2009.
We’ve always said that if you look after your clients, your bottom line should look after itself. And we feel the same way about awards. They’re not something we chase. That said, we’re delighted when our peers and partners recognise our contribution.