Investec is a FTSE 250 company, founded in 1974 in Johannesburg and entering the UK market in 1992.
In July 2002, the Investec group implemented a Dual Listed Companies (DLC) structure with linked companies listed in London (LSE) and Johannesburg (JSE Limited). Investec PLC, which houses the non-South African operations, and Investec Limited, which houses the Southern African operations, form a single economic enterprise where shareholders have common economic and voting interests.
On 30th September 2015, Investec reported to have £113.9 billion of third party assets under management and on balance sheet assets of £41.7 billion.
All investments carry risk. It is identifying those risks, understanding how they may affect an investment and assessing whether an investment is suitable for your circumstances that is important.
The potential returns of most structured products and repaying the money invested are usually linked to the level of a stock market index and also depend on the financial stability of the issuer and counterparty bank. You should only consider investing if you understand and accept the risk of losing some or all of any money invested.
You should always read the relevant plan brochure and any other plan documentation, for full details of a plan’s features, including any risks, and the terms and conditions. In addition to the plan brochure and terms and conditions there are other important documents, including a Key Information Document (‘KID’), that you should consider, before deciding to invest in a plan.
Structured products should only be considered as part of a diversified and balanced portfolio.
Below is a summary of some of the main risks usually associated with an investment in structured products plans:
Structured Products Investor newsletter
We are also delighted to be able to introduce a new client newsletter, the Best Price FS Structured Products Investor, with the support of Tempo.
Contributing journalists will include the highly respected Financial Times ‘adventurous investor’ columnist, David Stevenson.
The first publication also features an article written by the global head of Tempo, Chris Taylor.