Investor profile: Hendrik du Toit, CEO, Investec Asset Management

Investec Asset Management has grown a substantial multi-billion business from humble beginnings in Africa. Its roots, however, continue to direct its philosophy and approach to portfolio construction.


The slender, graceful impala is considered one of the most successful of African antelope species, attributed with a remarkable skill to adapt to a wide range of climatic and ecological scenarios. It is no coincidence then for Hendrik du Toit, CEO at Investec Asset Management, to liken his company to one of these animals. “We are not dissimilar to the impala. We have to run faster than the fastest lion to survive.”

Du Toit, responsible for Investec AM’s worldwide asset management business, joined

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