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Opportunity is found in the most unusual places.
You just have to know where to look.

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When the moon is full and the dry season is coming to an end along the banks of the Araguari River, the stillness of the Amazon is shattered by a loud, thunderous roar. The suddenly rising waters of the river rush out towards the Atlantic, forcing the tide to surge hundreds of kilometres up the Amazon River – it’s not just a tidal bore, it’s an opportunity waiting to be seized…

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Pororoca

The Wave

Feared and revered by the native Tupi, who call this tidal bore Pororoca, meaning "great destructive noise", the tremendous wave can be powerful enough to tear entire trees from the river bank...and captivating enough to tempt surfers from all over the world, to ride its untamed wall.

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Our Story - Investec Asset Management

The cornerstones of our business are investment performance, clients, sensible innovation and insight. If opportunity is there, we’ll find it.

We are committed to delivering the best possible investment performance to our clients.

We are truly unique: in where we come from, in what we achieve and in where we are going.

The Amazon River

Great beauties with the ability to give life and in the same breath extinguish it, the Amazona women warriors of Greek mythology are more than just a namesake to this river steeped in history. Its banks witness a multitude of unique wildlife, communities and disputed origins, while its waters teem with thousands of species of fish.

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Our Story - Investec Asset Management

Investing for the future is a strong philosophy in our firm, given that we are trusted by our clients to manage their assets successfully for their future. We apply this philosophy to our social investment activity and are committed to supporting projects that are focused on preserving the future of our planet.

As a token of our commitment to the Amazon, we have contributed to the WWF "Living Amazon Initiative". The WWF aim to create and support a system of well-managed protected areas and sustainable natural resource management reserves throughout the amazon. Click here to support their cause.

The Surfer

As Serginho Laus, the surfer featured in the film, would attest, the search for the perfect wave will have every surfer scouring the charts and weather maps attempting to calculate where those elusive perfect conditions will occur. As with anything perfect, these conditions are rare, but with Serginho’s world record ride of 11.8km in 36 minutes defining the dream, it’s been here all along. They just needed to know where to look...

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Our Story - Investec Asset Management

Our performance is the result of active investment management and an enduring culture, which allows us to attract top talent.

We are always exploring; we think differently and we are excited about the journey we’re on.

A multi-philosophy, multi-specialist investment approach, which allows us to live out our culture. We don’t believe there is only one way to manage money – we attract outstanding talent and give them the freedom to build success.

Our Story

From humble roots in South Africa, Investec Asset Management has been built from a small start-up to an international business proudly serving a global client base. It is the combination of our emerging market expertise and our truly global perspective that has seen us in just over two decades of business counting more than half of the world’s ten largest sovereign wealth funds and some of the largest pension funds across every continent, barring Antarctica, as our clients.

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Investors are finding it increasingly difficult to spot growth opportunities. The world has become a confusing place to be in – what used to be "safe" investments, are not as secure anymore.

In this environment, your choice of investment firm will become a far more important consideration for investment success. So while there are opportunities, they are harder to find.

Many investment firms would find it challenging to seek investment returns across all global markets, particularly in places that they wouldn’t normally consider.

Some of the most exciting opportunities sometimes exist in the most unlikely places. Our unique perspective – the combination of our African roots and our global investment perspective – allows us to find them, often where others would not think to look. This knowledge and skill will differentiate fund managers going forward.

Investec Asset Management is an authorised Financial Services Provider

Behind The Scenes

In the retelling of a story, it’s important to remember that what you hear and see is not always the full picture. As with the Amazon River and Investec Asset Management alike, this is far from the beginning or the end.

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Our Story - Investec Asset Management

We are a truly global investment firm serving a growing global client base. Our African heritage and global investment perspective define us and set us apart from our competitors.

Our core underlying focus has always been to conserve and grow the wealth of our clients and to exceed their expectations through unwavering focus on investment performance and innovation.

We implement a culture where rigorous research, debate, a sharing and fusion of ideas and perspectives, provide clarity and vision. We at Investec Asset Management see the world differently and bring a unique perspective to your world of investments.

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