Category Archive: 3.) Investec

A different kind of opportunity: Investec graduate programmes

Take initiative, embrace change, make a difference. Our graduates talk about the unique experience of working at Investec. Learn more: investec.com/graduates

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The remarkable rise of GDP per capita in Switzerland

In 1998, GDP per person in Switzerland was CHF 59,693. Recently published statistics put the figure at CHF 80,986 in 2018, a rise of 36%. When Swiss GDP per capita is expressed in globally comparable US dollar terms its rise is even greater. In US dollar terms Swiss GDP per capita grew from US$ 41,497 to US$ 82,839 between 1998 and 2018, a rise of 100%.

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How to prepare your children for a digital future

Sameer Rawjee on what you can do to get your kids ready for Industry 4.0. Rawjee is the founder of the Life Design Lab at Google and the current CEO of O School. He joined an Investec Private Bank roadshow to talk to clients about the skills that the younger generation requires to function in … Continue reading »

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Willem van der Post on developing an exponential mindset

While technology changes at an exponential rate, Willem van der Post of xTech Capital says humans tend to see the world in a linear way. How can exponential thinking help the modern human to thrive? Van Der Post was speaking at the launch of Investec for Intermediaries. Read more: https://invest.ec/2lw0fYc

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In Conversation with Lesetja Kganyago & Ferial Haffajee

Governor Lesetja Kganyago, Ferial Haffajee and Chris Holdsworth separate reality from the rhetoric regarding South African politics and the economy at Investec’s In Conversation series. Watch full video: https://invest.ec/2lBV8Wa At an Investec In conversation event titled ‘Rising above the noise’, a panel consisting of Lesetja Kganyago (Sarb governor), Chris Holdsworth (Investec investment strategist) and Ferial …

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Danni Dixon in conversation with Abey Mokgwatsane

In this Investec Focus Talk, Vodacom’s head of brand Abey Mokgwatsane talks to Investec’s head of marketing Danni Dixon about aligning your purpose with that of the brand you work for. Read more: https://invest.ec/2kqZDmp

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Investec Tech4Good: Growing the missing middle

FinMark Trust, Mama Money, SweepSouth and Abalobi shared their stories about how emerging technology and innovative business models could address the pressing social need for financial inclusion in South Africa. Read more:

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Stephen Koseff in conversation with President Ramaphosa

: In a candid interview with Investec’s Stephen Koseff, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the burning issues of corruption and land reform, and laid out his three key priorities for getting South Africa back on the path to meaningful economic growth. Read more: https://invest.ec/2lBRVWC

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Why timing is everything

What if the time of day you went to hospital affected the outcome of that action? Author Daniel Pink says there’s a material difference in our performance at different times of the day. In an interview with Investec Focus’ Tim Spira, Pink discusses the scientific secrets of perfect timing. Read more: https://invest.ec/2lWo63j

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Digital disruption: chasing exponential innovation

Disruption has become the new normal in the modern digital economy. Technologies such as analytics, Big Data, artificial intelligence, mobility and augmented reality are reshaping virtually every aspect of how the world interacts and conducts business. Leading futurist Ramez Naam offers four ways that companies can get to grips with digital disruption. Find out how: …

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Thembelihle Dlamini, an architect of her own destiny

Midlands Community College, in KwaZulu Natal, has given Thembelihle Dlamini the maths and science marks she needed to study architecture. Investec has partnered with the college which provides an opportunity for Grade 12 learners to improve their matric results in Maths, Accounting and Science for a full-time residential year. The programme offers 90 places a …

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Four things fintech investors are looking for

With the global fintech investment ballooning from $1.89bn in 2010 to $57bn in the first half of 2018, the sector is attracting a flood of tech start-ups. Here’s what you need to do to seal the deal. Read more: https://invest.ec/2luziEa

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Blockchain: the invisible engine of trust

For centuries, we’ve put our trust in a third party when it all comes to all our financial dealings. So, what happens when a new technology emerges that is engineered to automate trust? Blockchain was one of the topics that dominated the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos – that’s because, at its most basic … Continue reading...

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Banks and fintechs: competition or collaboration?

For many players in financial services, whether or not fintech will disrupt financial services is now no longer a question of ‘if’, but rather, of ‘how much and fast?’ Banking the unbanked and simplifying people’s lives are two of the most appealing benefits of fintech. Many pundits believe that for these to be truly realised …

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How is technology disrupting the competitive landscape in financial service?

Just a few years ago, it seemed as if fintech companies represented a clear and present danger to traditional banks. Today, the picture is a little different. Increasingly, we are seeing more progressive incumbents choosing instead to partner with fintechs in an effort to evolve their own businesses. The result may be a new era …

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Bringing clean water to rural communities

A partnership with Innovation Africa and Investec’s Entrepreneurship Development Trust (EDT) has seen several communities in rural Mpumalanga benefit from water infrastructure development. By the end of 2018, eight villages in the Bushbuckridge community had access to clean running water from water towers where solar panels power pumps extract clean water from bore holes. Read …

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Biggest group of rhino orphans released back into the wild

Investec Rhino Lifeline partner, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, released “the biggest group of orphans in the history of the world that’s been released back into the wild,” said Petronel Nieuwoudt, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary founder. Read more: https://invest.ec/2ltmhuE

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Tackling youth unemployment in rural areas

As South Africa battles unemployment with millions of youth jobless, Investec in partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) is changing lives in the rural Mpumalanga. The partnership has seen over 300 youth employed in projects run by the Sabi Sands Pfunanani Trust and Care for Wild. Read more: https://invest.ec/2ltmhuE

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Preserving the wildlife economy

The South African economy has been sluggish in recent months with growth forecasts decreasing due to local politics as well as international influences. One silver lining in these trying times is the wildlife economy that is growing and bringing some much-needed skills development, job creation and cash injection into rural communities. Read more: https://invest.ec/2ltmhuE

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Uninterrupted Eskom supply to boost Q2 growth

Eskom has managed to keep the lights on in South Africa over the winter period. This is expected to translate into a bounce in South Africa’s second quarter growth. Read more: https://invest.ec/2keUeim

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