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Hendrik du Toit is Chief Executive Officer at Investec Asset Management and a director of Investec plc and Investec Ltd. Hendrik joined the Investec Group in 1991 as a Portfolio Manager and founding member of Investec Asset Management. Under his stewardship, Investec Asset Management grew from a small South African start-up to an international specialist asset management firm. Hendrik holds a MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, as well as a MCom in Economics and International Finance (Cum Laude), BCom in Economics honours degree (Cum Laude) and a BCom (Law) from Stellenbosch University. In 2008 Global Investor (a Euromoney publication) named him Asset Management CEO of the Year. In 2011, he was named as one of Financial News’ top 10 most influential individuals in asset management and was awarded The European Asset Management Personality of the Year award by Funds Europe. In 2012, Hendrik was named Chief Executive of the Year at the Financial News 11th annual Awards for Excellence in Institutional Asset Management. In 2013 he was presented with a special recognition award by Funds Europe, marking his achievements as CEO.