Category Archive: 3.) Investec

Preparing society for an AI-infused future

Benjamin Rosman, a Professor in robotics and machine learning at Wits, decodes Artificial Intelligence and the impact it will have on society. You can listen to the podcast here: https://invest.ec/39tbepl

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Financing a sustainable future

Investec’s Fani Titi and the JSE’s Dr Leila Fourie are two of 30 global CEOs tasked by the UN to find funding for the inclusive, low-carbon and climate-resilient future envisioned by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this Focus Talk, they chat to Tanya dos Santos, Investec’s Group head of sustainability, on taking sustainability …

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Close to one fifth of households in Switzerland behind on debt payments

In 2017, 18.9% of Switzerland’s population lived in a household with outstanding debt repayments, a percentage that has rose from 17.7% over the proceeding 4 years. The most common forms of outstanding debts were taxes, health insurance premiums and phone bills. 9.9% of households had outstanding tax payments, 7.3% owed health insurance money and 5.2% had an outstanding telecommunications bill.

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Transforming trauma into creative expression | The power of art

“You put a page and a pencil in front of one of our learners and sometimes they struggle to just make a mark. Because to make a mark is to make yourself vulnerable, and there’s no space for vulnerability where they live.” To appreciate the tranformative power of art, watch as some 15,000 pieces of …

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Young Professionals Revolution Bike Handover – Kagiso

Investec empowered 36 aspiring entrepreneurs in the Young Professionals Revolution. In October 2019, Investec Private Banking, in partnership with Qhubeka and enke: Make Your Mark, handed over 40 bikes to 36 aspiring South African entrepreneurs, who will be starting up small businesses within the Kagiso community, west of Johannesburg. This forms part of the Young …

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode VII – Possibility

“If it weren’t for education, I think my life would have turned out very differently. The force of progress will continue to sweep everything aside, my life is such an example,” says Investec CEO Fani Titi in this introduction to the Inside Out of the Ordinary film series. In this episode, Fani shares his life’s …

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Alex Danson: My Hidden Story (trailer)

17 months after suffering a mild traumatic brain injury, former GB and England women’s hockey captain and Olympic gold medalist, Alex Danson, shares her story about her ongoing road to recovery.

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Alex Danson: My Hidden Story

“I once thought that I wouldn’t be well enough to tell this story.” Distinctive performance is about overcoming your battles as well as being at the top of your game. After suffering a mild traumatic brain injury 17 months ago, former GB and England hockey player Alex Danson partnered with Investec to share her journey … Continue reading...

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Swiss Post stops accepting parcels and letters to China

Swiss Post has said it will no longer accept packages addressed to China, according to Tribune de Genève. Because of the covid-19 virus, airlines have stopped or drastically reduced flights to China. This fall in air traffic has reduced postal service capacity to China by two thirds.

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode VI – Wisdom

“You could be bright but not necessarily wise, but to be wise I think one needs the knowledge that comes with experience and the testing ground that a life of work gives you.” Prof Brian Kantor, Chair of the Investec Wealth & Investment Research Institute, explains how investment knowledge comes from immersing yourself in the …

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode V – Objectivity

“If you take an approach that is too hard-nosed and too objective, going down a single track, you will miss a lot of what moves markets.” Philip Shaw, Chief Economist, Investec UK, talks about the importance of objectivity and humanity in investing. Watch the full series here: https://invest.ec/2Pbnhzn #InsideOOTO

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode IV – Variety

“Variety is the spice of life.” John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy for Investec Wealth & Investment UK talks about why a variety of life experiences and broad knowledge is key to investment success. Watch the full series here: https://invest.ec/38KAaYX #InsideOOTO

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode III – Balance

“I think balance is a critical thing to sustain and to grow as an individual host of things.” Ryan Friedman, Multi-Manager Investment Head, Investec Wealth & Investment SA, talks about how balance is an important part of the investment process. Watch the full series here: https://invest.ec/38JTx4h #InsideOOTO

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode II – Borderless

“If you grow up in a bubble, you think the bubble is reality and when you come out of that bubble, it is quite a shock.” Annelise Peers, Chief Investment Officer, Investec Bank Switzerland, talks about her global outlook on investments. Watch the full series here: https://invest.ec/32bHev9 #InsideOOTO

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Inside Out of the Ordinary Episode I – Process

“It is impossible to encompass the complexity of today’s world at any given moment, let alone to process it on an ongoing basis as an individual.” John Haynes, Chairman of the Investec Wealth & Investment’s Global Investment Strategy Group talks about the value of process in making investment decisions. Watch the full series here: https://invest.ec/32mj29P …

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The labels that show how much more international retailers charge Swiss

To simplify labelling, many international retailers put recommended retail prices (RRP) for multiple nations on the same label, like the one below. The Swiss retail price premium laid bare.Labels such as these show how much more Swiss customers are being charged compared to customers in other countries.

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Swiss private bank Pictet to drop fossil fuel investments

Recently, the private bank Pictet, based in Geneva, announced plans to eliminate all of its investments in companies actively associated with the production and extraction of fossil fuels, according to a press release.

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Swiss environmental agency sets no date for 5G launch

Earlier this week, Switzerland’s Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) announced it had contacted the cantons at the end of January 2020, informing them it had not set a date for switching on 5G networks. However, mobile networks plan to continue installing 5G equipment after rolling out more than 2,000 antenna last year – a map showing where the new antenna are can be viewed here.

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Switzerland most expensive country in 2020

It will come as little surprise to many that Switzerland has been ranked the world’s most expensive country. Put together by the magazine CEO World, the ranking pulls cost of living data on accommodation, clothing, taxi fares, utilities, internet, groceries, transport, and dining out, from a number of other studies.

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Expectations vs Reality | Investec Careers

“This is not normal financial services” Find out what our staff say about working at Investec https://invest.ec/2Uy6bPS

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