THIS OLD-SCHOOL, execution-based broker focuses on creating awareness and providing accessible, affordable products.
The firm keeps clients informed on domestic and international financial markets through research products. Its trading platform has a Learning Zone that aims to demystify share trading and investment for inexperienced investors. Resources are provided to explain investment jargon and concepts in plain language.
Affordable CFDs are provided, with good embedded interest rates for long and short positions. CFDs are written off Investec’s balance sheet, which ensures a good risk profile.
Thebe offers discretionary accounts as well as a range of model portfolios, along with bespoke and risk-profiled portfolios.
Trade decisions can be executed by giving instructions to a trader, or clients can execute their own trading through the online or mobile platforms. Clients are generally satisfied, in particular with the technology. And 88% have been with the firm for more than five years.