Investec plc, a specialist bank and asset manager, provides various financial products and services in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, other European countries, Asia, and internationally. It operates in three divisions: Asset Management, Wealth & Investment, and Specialist Banking. The Asset Management division offers active investment products and services to institutional, advisory clients, and individuals. It invests in global, emerging, and frontier markets spanning the equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative asset classes. The Wealth & Investment division provides wealth and investment management, portfolio management, investment advisory, financial planning, research and insights, estate and tax planning, and retirement pension planning for individuals, charities, trusts, and clients of financial advisers. The Specialist Banking division provides private banking, corporate and institutional banking, investment, and property services. It offers private bank accounts, deposit accounts, foreign exchange, and offshore banking services; mortgages and lending solutions; and wealth and investment, online and mobile banking, and concierge services. The company also provides specialized finance, power and infrastructure finance, financial products, equity derivatives, and treasury sales and structuring, as well as prime service solution, which include brokerage, clearing, securities lending, and margin lending services. In addition, it offers corporate finance and research, sales and risk trading, and equity sales; and property investment, acquisition, development, and trading services. Further, the company issues debt instruments; and provides insurance, import logistics, and trade finance services. Additionally, it provides trustee, nominee, custodian, and venture capital, as well as aircraft leasing services. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Investec plc is a subsidiary of Investec Group Limited.