Investec Interview Questions – Investment Management Internship

by Mai Le | Jun 14, 2017

*** Report on Investecinterview questions and detailed answers from a Cover Letter Librarymember’s experiences. This is based on Investec  first roundinterview for Summer Internshipposition in African Region [Exact Location Redacted Due to Privacy Concerns] in 2016. There may be some variations depending on the offices or other new updates to the recruitment practice byInvestec – so please use this for reference / preparation purposes only ***

Some first bits on the logistics


    • For which division at Investec?
      Investment Management


    • And for which office?
      African Region [Exact Location Redacted Due to Privacy Concerns]



    • What’s the formal title of the position you interviewed for?
      Summer Analyst



    • Were you able to choose the time slot yourself?


    • And this interview was therefore…
      In the morning



Investec interview questions

Let’s talk about this first roundinterview in some details


    • How long was each interview?
      30 to 45 minutes




    • Were there any personal / CV-based questions? If yes, what were they?
      Background, previous experiences, roles and duties at previous experiences.


    • Were there any competencies questions? If yes, what were they?
      Talk about Investec Structured Products, main business, main clients, competitors.


    • Were there any technical questions? If yes, what were they?


    • Any other weird questions we haven’t covered?
      Describe a time it was difficult and you had to collaborate.


    • What was the most difficult / unusual question among these? How did you deal with it?
      Collaboration question, I was able to pull a group project mess that we ended up sorting out through communication and acceptance.


    • What was the most unexpected thing about this first roundinterview ?
      Questions were very relaxed, they really want to know you instead of what you know.


    • Did you progress to the next stage?


    • How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about this outcome?
      Less than a week.


    • Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?




  • Before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates ace this first roundinterview at Investec?
    A superb company and group, with a strong South-African DNA, make sure you can cope with that.

Investec Overview

Website :
Headquarters : Sandton (South Africa)
Type : Company – Public (INL)
Industry : Finance
Revenue : $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

In and out of Africa? That’s Investec, the financial services firm that operates primarily in its home country and other parts of Africa, but also does business in the UK (where it trades as Investec plc), Australia, and elsewhere. The company’s Private Client Activities unit offers private banking, brokerage, and portfolio management. Its Investment Banking division focuses on corporate finance; institutional research, sales, and trading; and private equity investments. Investec also has divisions devoted to asset management, capital markets, and property investment. The group acquired UK-based asset manager Rensburg Sheppards (now Investec Wealth & Investment) in 2010.

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Written By Mai Le

Mai worked for Goldman Sachs in London for many years as an investment banking associate. When she was at LSE, her seniors used to pass her notes of their interviews as well as their cover letters, which helped her tremendously in her job search. This site is a way for her to pay it forward, obtaining qualified materials from her friends and contributors, and building a similar community to pass the resources on to you.

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