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  • Katherine Jenkins joins line up of Investec Derby Festival 2012
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  • Great Britain reach historic final
    victory over Germany in Saturday s semi final which was played in scorching temperatures of 40 degrees A goal in either half from Welshwoman Sarah Thomas and Slough s England international Ashleigh Ball propelled Great Britain into what proved to be an unassailable lead in Rosario Great Britain began brightly with Reading s Alex Danson thwarted early on by the quick thinking of Yvonne Frank in the Germany goal The opening spell set the tempo for a GB side intent on pressing the Germans in the hot and humid conditions Danson threatened again in the tenth minute before the breakthrough two minutes later Captain Kate Walsh saw her penalty corner flick saved by Frank whose clearance only went as far as the edge of the circle Laura Bartlett s ball to the back post found Sarah Thomas who seemed to have an age to line up her shot which she coolly squeezed through the goalkeeper s legs to put Great Britain 1 0 up As the temperature soared the teams took a two minute drinks break midway through the half Following the restart Germany had two opportunities a first time shot from Natascha Keller that Reading s Beth Storry in goal was equal to and a cut back that flashed straight through the British circle But it was Great Britain who would score next Just three minutes into the second half and from their second penalty corner Great Britain extended their lead Good work by Leicester s Chloe Rogers earned the corner which Ashleigh Ball injected to Crista Cullen at the top of the circle Leicester defender Cullen s strike was outside of the far post and Ball reacted superbly to control the ball as it flew towards her knocking it into an unguarded goal for 2 0 The German goalkeeper was called upon again shortly afterwards pulling off two saves that kept Germany in contention Great Britain survived a numerical deficit when Reading s Helen Richardson found herself taking an enforced rest after being shown a yellow card Knowing they needed to press Germany began to enjoy more possession but could not find the final pass necessary to break down a well drilled British back line With seven minutes remaining Germany withdrew the goalkeeper replacing her with Nina Hasselmann as a kicking back but the move did not pay off Ashleigh Ball had a late chance to add to her tally after excellent work along the baseline by Richardson but she failed to connect with the ball in the centre of the circle As the hooter sounded Great Britain celebrated together knowing they had booked themselves a place in Sunday s Champions Trophy final Following the match Head Coach Danny Kerry said It was a controlled win in exceptionally hot conditions We have shown great maturity today in coming out and doing the business in a semi final Great Britain captain Kate Walsh said We knew it would be a tough game and we knew we had to concentrate

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  • Copperleaf Estate Hosts Ernie Els
    strongly recommended that you use an alternative browser Do it Later Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Opera Internet Explorer x Home About Investec Investec Press Top Print page Email this Share Share page Copperleaf Estate Hosts Ernie Els 11 Oct 2011 Just two days before the SA Open tees off Ernie Els has officially opened South Africa s first Els Club at the Copperleaf Estate with homeowners media and guests invited to be a part of the event at the picturesque Estate in Gauteng Copperleaf built on land once owned by his grandfather hosts an Ernie Els designed course as well as the first Els Club in South Africa and second in the world This fantastic estate encapsulates in one destination everything I love about family living from home and leisure to the great outdoors Set in a country club environment it has a spectacular course that represents a fair and enjoyable test for golfers of all standards and ages Copperleaf Estate Hosts Ernie Els I ve been involved in the design and development of numerous courses across the globe but this project has been very close to my heart right from the start Once Investec Property came on board we knew that with the right partners we could create something unique and that it would be the best place to open the first Els Club in South Africa I also wanted to provide a challenging course for all golfers that embraces all the facilities and high standards that I ve experienced over the years I m extremely proud of the Els Club at Copperleaf and judging by the response we ve had today I have good reason to believe that this venue will be extremely popular and highly sought after said Els And a test it certainly proved to

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  • Cash: A SIPP’s best friend
    of IFAs 1 saw an increase in demand for SIPPs with growth driven in part by a desire for greater control over pension planning Following the changes to the retirement age which came into force on 5th April 2011 there is now a wider realisation in the UK that we can no longer rely on the state and must take responsibility for our own finances in retirement Likewise the fact that individuals are no longer required to purchase an annuity at 75 means that pension assets can remain invested for a significantly longer period of time perhaps twenty five to thirty years As a result more people will look at SIPPs as they contract out of the state backed top up scheme and seek greater control of their pension assets While SIPPs are often lauded for their ability to expose investors to diverse investment opportunities it is sometimes forgotten that they are also a repository for large amounts of cash However in recent months investors have had to make tough decisions with regards to the proportion of cash they hold in their portfolios On the one hand cash addresses the requirement for those with a lower appetite to risk while on the other hand returns paid on cash deposits are negligible due partly to the base rate remaining at an historic low for over two years Our analysis shows that the average return clients receive on their cash deposits in their SIPP or SSAS wrapper is 1 33 but that almost one in five 19 receive just 0 5 or less 1 Meanwhile 71 of pension focused IFAs believe that the rate of return that their clients receive on the cash element of their pension investments is unacceptably low These findings highlight the need for greater transparency to enable investors and their advisers to make more informed decisions when selecting a SIPP or SSAS in order to maximise returns So what does this mean for SIPP investors and where should they go Typically the cash element of a SIPP includes money resulting from the transfer of funds into the SIPP from other schemes lump sums being invested or cash to meet income drawdown requirements In some cases investors could have a significant amount of cash held in their SIPP at any given time Despite low returns it appears that the banking crisis has left a legacy in that many investors still have a low threshold to risk and are keen to retain a relatively high proportion of cash in their portfolios For instance a survey we conducted with IFAs 1 revealed that a quarter of their clients have between 100 001 and 250 000 in cash deposits and a further 10 have between 250 001 and 500 000 held in cash So should these investors reduce the amount of cash they are holding if they are getting such paltry returns The simple answer is no Cash will also be an important component in a balanced portfolio no matter what returns

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  • Competition for £1 million plus properties falling as buyers struggle to secure finance
    Competition for 1 million plus properties falling as buyers struggle to secure finance 24 Jan 2011 Competition for properties worth 1 million or more has fallen over the last two years according to research from October 2010 by Investec Specialist Private Bank Interviews with estate agents developers and mortgage brokers operating in this market for the Investec Million Plus Property Market Barometer 1 which tracks market sentiment reveal that two years ago there were typically eight buyers competing for each property worth 1 million or more compared to just five today Those interviewed say that on average it takes them between one to two months to sell a property worth 1 million or more and around a quarter say that it takes less than a month to secure a sale However almost one in ten says that it currently takes more than four months High end estate agents mortgage brokers and developers claim that the top three obstacles facing sales of million pound plus properties are a lack of stock fear of a double dip recession and the impact this has on buyer confidence levels and a lack of finance Indeed almost half of those surveyed 45 for Investec s Barometer claim that the availability of credit to purchase million pounds plus properties is either poor or very poor Jack Jones of Investec Specialist Private Bank said Although there remains a lack of stock for sale particularly at the upper end of the market our Barometer shows that competition for 1 million plus properties has fallen over the last two years Our findings suggest that one of the main reasons for this is the difficulty in securing credit and the inflexibility of lending criteria among some organisations Investec recently launched a Million Plus mortgage targeted at high net worth professionals

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  • Demand for leverage from private equity secondary funds has risen five-fold, says Investec
    Press Did you know your browser is out of date It is strongly recommended that you use an alternative browser Do it Later Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Opera Internet Explorer x Home About Investec Investec Press Top Print page Email this Share Share page Demand for leverage from private equity secondary funds has risen five fold says Investec 17 Feb 2011 Investec funds Chamonix II s acquisition of LINPAC businesses Demand for leverage to fund acquisitions is on the rise amongst private equity secondary funds according to Investec Fund Finance which says it has seen a five fold increase in enquiries from these funds over the past year The latest example of this is Investec s 10 million loan to Chamonix II LP a fund managed by London based Chamonix Private Equity to purchase five non core businesses from LINPAC LINPAC is a UK based international plastic packaging manufacturer and the business units concerned are LINPAC Storage Systems LINPAC Environmental LINPAC Recycling Intellident and LINPAC Metal Decorating previously collectively known as the LINPAC Speciality Businesses The debt facility provided to the fund by Investec was specifically designed to suit the structure and expected cashflows of the Chamonix II fund Simon Hamilton Investec Fund Finance comments We have seen a marked increase in the past year in the volume of enquiries received for debt financing solutions from secondary funds We are currently working on opportunities where the debt requirement is over 250 million which is a five times increase from this time last year By providing leverage at the fund level it gives the manager more flexibility to negotiate with the vendor and structure the asset level debt across the portfolio It also maximises returns by managing equity drawn from the investors and cashflows being returned from distributions Andrew Hartley

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  • Extension to a long-term sponsorship deal
    you know your browser is out of date It is strongly recommended that you use an alternative browser Do it Later Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Opera Internet Explorer x Home About Investec Investec Press Top Print page Email this Share Share page Extension to a long term sponsorship deal 18 Aug 2011 The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Investec Wealth Investment formerly Rensburg Sheppards have announced a second extension to a long term sponsorship deal which recognises the investment management company as Liverpool Philharmonic s Principal Partner The two year extension of the sponsorship agreement commences with the start of the 2011 12 season in September through to the end of the 2014 15 season It represents a further substantial five figure commitment by Investec Wealth Investment to Liverpool Philharmonic The company became Principal Partner in 2005 making an initial four year commitment to 2009 following many years as a regular sponsor At the time Liverpool Philharmonic s Principal Partner scheme represented a new approach to fundraising enabling the organisation to build long term evolving and mutually beneficial relationships with sponsors and supporters rather than focusing on annual negotiated agreements In 2009 Investec Wealth Investment extended the partnership for a further four years to the end of the 2012 13 season Further testimony to the company s on going commitment to both Liverpool where it employs almost 200 people and to Liverpool Philharmonic is demonstrated by this second extension for a further two years to 2015 The new sponsorship deal focuses on concerts by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra the Henry E Rensburg concert series launched in recognition of one of the company s founders and his commitment to the arts and will form a key part of the Orchestra s 2011 12 concert season David Owen Senior Director of Investec

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  • Four out of ten leading entrepreneurs expect VAT rise to have a detrimental impact on the UK economy
    Central Treasury Hedging Structured Solutions Institutional Asset Management Deposits Financial Markets Private Equity Specialist Funds About Investec Investec Australia Investec Editorials Find Us Contact Us Who we are Mission Values and Philosophies Corporate Governance Group Strategy Corporate Structure Careers Investor Relations Financial Information What we do Corporate and Institutional Banking Investment Banking Asset Management Sustainability Investec Foundation Investec Sponsorship Investec Press Did you know your browser is out of date It is strongly recommended that you use an alternative browser Do it Later Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Opera Internet Explorer x Home About Investec Investec Press Top Print page Email this Share Share page Four out of ten leading entrepreneurs expect VAT rise to have a detrimental impact on the UK economy 14 Feb 2011 Following the recent VAT rise to 20 research from November 2010 1 by Investec Specialist Private Bank reveals that 39 of some of Britain s most successful entrepreneurs are concerned about the impact this will have on the UK economy Some 6 are very concerned about this Similarly 36 are concerned about the impact this will have on their own UK businesses with 6 being very concerned about this In addition to this rising inflation is also having a detrimental impact on some of the businesses of leading entrepreneurs with 59 claiming that they have had to make changes to their UK businesses as a result of this Some 3 claim that this was instrumental in them having to close businesses and 25 said that they have reduced the number of people they employ because of growing inflationary pressures Ed Cottrell Investec Specialist Private Bank said Despite some entrepreneurs having concerns about the impact that 20 VAT will have on the economy and their businesses many are feeling more optimistic about their prospects this

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