Overview of Investec

Investec (comprising Investec plc and Investec Limited) is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base.

Founded as a leasing company in Johannesburg in 1974, Investec acquired a banking licence in 1980 and was listed on the JSE in South Africa in 1986.

Since its inception, Investec has expanded through a combination of substantial organic growth and a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, the group has an efficient integrated international business platform, offering all core activities in the UK and South Africa and select activities in certain other countries.

Investec fosters an entrepreneurial culture that is balanced by a strong risk management discipline, a client-centric approach and the ability to be nimble, flexible and innovative. Investec does not seek to be all things to all people and aims to build well-defined, value-added businesses focused on serving the needs of select market niches where it can compete effectively.

Investec Bank (Mauritius) Limited — Who we are and what we do

Investec Bank (Mauritius) Limited (‘the bank’) was established in 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investec Bank Limited (5th Largest Bank in South Africa). Today, it is recognised as one of the leading banks operating within the regulatory standards of both Mauritius and South Africa.

The bank offers a wide range of products and services (see below) targeting high-net-worth individuals, corporations, trusts, institutions and government.

Transactional Banking

Multi-currency accounts (20 currencies); 24/7 Transactional Online Banking; Online Forex, Trading platform; Treasury products, USD, GBP and EUR Debit Cards and Custody services.


Exclusive residential and commercial property finance; Medium and long-term structured finance; Commodity-based finance, Cash and equity backed finance, Aviation finance; General lending activities; Corporate and syndicated loans and Fund finance.

Wealth and Investment

Investment advisory and wealth management services are provided via a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank namely, Investec Wealth and Investments (Mauritius) Limited.

Why choose Investec in Mauritius

The bank provides specialised services that are complemented by dedicated personal service, competitive rates and distinctive products. Mauritius offers an extensive double-taxation treaty network, and a convenient time zone with no exchange control.