Investec plc is an international, specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base. The Company provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a client base in three principal markets, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. It operates in two segments: Wealth & Investment and Specialist Banking. It focuses on delivering solutions for its clients in three areas of activity: Asset Management, Wealth & Investment and Specialist Banking. The services provided by Investec Wealth & Investment include investments and savings, and financial planning. The bank operates as a specialist bank, focusing on three areas of activity: Corporate Advisory and Investment activities, Corporate and Institutional Banking activities and Private Banking activities. On April 18, 2011, Investec acquired Investec Capital Asia Limited. On March 28, 2012, it disposed of its interest in Global Ethanol Holdings Limited.