Investec is a specialist bank and asset manager that provides asset management, wealth management, private banking and corporate and investment banking services to government institutions, corporates, high net worth and affluent individuals. It is based in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, and has offices in Botswana, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Mauritius, Namibia, Switzerland and the United States. Established in 1974, the group has 7,400 employees and is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.