Investec Culture in London

October 2018


One who tires of London, tires of life

I had the pleasure of living and working in London for three years in my early 20s after finishing my degree in South Africa. Being the international city that it is, you immediately feel at home; almost every accent is foreign. Rarely does one hear English English. As a result, one adopts it as one’s home instantly, despite its size and scale. The West End, the markets, the pubs, the double decker buses, the unexpected around every corner, the parks and gardens. The British sense of humour! How can one ever tire of the pace and energy and diversity of the great international city that millions of citizens of the global village call home?


For the full version of the above quote, which I love, see page 04.


The Gresham Street move was an undertaking and looking at the environmental achievements at the new offices has been an eye opener. Should I find myself in London one day, I will be certain to pay the office a visit – preferably a summer’s afternoon spent on the terrace. How about an invite?

Impact has been on a journey this year and, at this stop, we find ourselves in London. I have been on a ride of my own, as this is my inaugural issue of editing Impact. Finding out more and more about this wonderful city has been a highlight, as well as discovering more about our fascinating colleagues who live and work in London, and the remarkable things Investec staff across the globe are doing to help those around them.

Madeleine de Rauville-Raal


Sandiswa Memela

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