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 offering domestic strategies in an emerging market.
Why work for us?
Investec Asset Management has grown from its small start-up roots in South Africa to its current global presence through largely organic growth and ultimately the personal drive of the people who work for us. As we continue to grow and evolve this philosophy still remains and we support internal growth and development where possible.
As we strive to support our employees reaching their full potential, we do not box people in to job titles and job descriptions. We remain open minded to people expanding their roles, moving jobs and changing their career paths. We employ highly curious and self-motivated individuals and we believe it is this constant opportunity for new challenges within the organisation that has resulted in our high proportion of long standing employees.
We believe strongly in developing our employees however we also believe in recognising individual talents, strengths and ambitions. We believe the best person that can drive your career in the direction you want it to go is you therefore, rather than prescribing a generic career path for all, our leadership and HR team apply a pragmatic and real-life approach to guide and support you towards reaching your professional goals.
We strive to create an environment that supports an open forum of new ideas, that welcomes debate and encourages challenging the status-quo. A combination of our founder-led leadership team, together with our simple structure, provides support in navigating towards implementing these ideas.
What we look for
“Working at Investec Asset Management should be an adventure, not a job. We share a pioneering spirit: ‘the freedom to create’. We look for employees who enjoy a sense of individual responsibility and ownership. We hope this gives them the opportunity to follow what they are passionate about which ultimately results in both great success for them personally and for us as a business.”
- Hendrik du Toit, Chief Executive Officer
Results and relationships remain at the core of our thinking. We look for employees who can deliver excellence in their field through working in a collaborative manner.
As we grow the company organically from the bottom up we look to our ambitious employees for idea generation as we continue to build and evolve our business responsibly and in a stable and sustainable manner.
Day to day this manifests itself in highly self-motivated individuals who take initiative, who walk across the floor to talk to their colleagues and who can be flexible in their approach. We look for optimistic and energised individuals who can take responsibility and run with it.
We are conscious of our impact and responsibility to create a better future – to our investors, clients and the world we live in therefore we look for thoughtful employees who align with our belief in doing the right thing.
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Are you looking for hands-on responsibility and business mentoring in one of the most dynamic asset management institutions globally?
Do you have a strong academic record, leadership ability and a history of achievement? Even more importantly, do you have a passion for investments?
If so, one of Investec Asset Management’s Graduate Programmes may be just right to elevate your career in the asset management industry.
Review the below outlines of our programmes on offer to hear more about our exciting graduate programmes globally.
Young Investment Professional (YIP) Graduate Programme - South Africa
Investec Asset Management invite Final Year, Honours and Masters Students to apply for our Young Investment Professional Graduate Programme. This 12- month opportunity will offer you structured on-the-job learning, technical industry training as well as professional development.
During the programme, you may be exposed to either the Investment, Client Group or Investment Operations divisions of Investec Asset Management.
Our YIP Graduate Programme is open to students who:
Advisors In the Making (AIM) Graduate Programme - South Africa
Investec Investment Management Services (IMS) invite all Final Year and Honours students studying Financial Planning to apply to our IMS Graduate Programme.
This 24 - month opportunity will offer you structured on-the-job learning, technical industry training as well as professional development.
The programme operates on a rotational basis and you will be exposed to both the Client Service and Advisor Liaison areas of IMS through two rotations of approximately 12 months each.
As part of the programme, graduates will be required to work towards becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional in order to ensure they are fully prepared for their secondment within the last 3- months of the programme. Graduates will be seconded to a financial advisor’s practice in order to experience the full spectrum of the industry.
Our IMS Graduate Programme is open to students who:
Investment Summer Internship - London
Investec Asset Management invite penultimate year students to apply for our Investment Summer Internship Programme. This 10 week opportunity will offer you a chance to learn more about IAM whilst sitting with one of our investment capabilities.
This is a not rotational programmes within our investments team, with the opportunity to return to our Investments Graduate Programme once you have finished your degree.
Investment Summer Internship is open to students who:
Investment Graduate Programme - London
Investec Asset Management invite those who are currently in the final year of their undergraduate degree, completing their masters or have graduated in the last 3 years to apply for our Investment Graduate Programme. This 12 month opportunity will offer you a chance to learn more about IAM whilst sitting with one of our investment capabilities.
This is non rotational programme sitting just with Investments. You will receive extensive on-the-job learning and in-house training as well as the opportunity to complete a professional qualification of your choice, for example; IMC, IOC or Claritas.
Investment Graduate Programme is open to students who:
Investment 2020 Internship Programme - London
“Many business studies show that firms with greater levels of diversity perform better. We are looking for people who, irrespective of background, will go the extra mile for the opportunity to join the asset management industry. That is why I am a supporter of the Investment 2020 initiative.” – Hendrik du Toit
Our Investment 2020 Programme is designed for graduates and offers a variety of twelve month placements within our Operations teams to gain a foundation knowledge of the Investment Management industry. Our scheme is non-rotational as we believe it will give you the opportunity to have a meaningful experience where you really get to know the team you are placed in, understand the role and responsibilities of your department in depth and ultimately develop a solid foundation on which to launch your career into the exciting Investment Management world.
You will receive extensive on-the-job learning and in-house training as well as access to the training programmes offered by Investment 2020. As part of the 12 month programme you will also complete a professional qualification of your choice, for example; IMC, IOC or Claritas.
Investment 2020 Programme is open to students who: