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Justin Onuekwusi

Justin is a fund manager in a team managing over £65bn at LGIM, one of the world’s largest asset managers.  As part of a team, Justin leads on £6bn and maintains a high profile in the investment industry due to strong fund performance. Justin co-chairs the Legal & General Inclusion Team which oversees eight LGIM employee networks, is a member of L&G Group’s D&I Committee, and chairs the company’s Investment Diversity Working Group. He is a founding member of #talkaboutblack, a movement facilitating breaking down the taboo of talking about ethnicity in society. Through these groups, Justin works both internally and externally to develop cross-industry strategies and policies supporting BAME recruitment, retention and progression. He is on the Advisory Board for City Hive, which focuses on driving diversity initiatives within asset management and is an Ambassador of the Diversity Project, which strives to achieve greater inclusion across the asset management industry.

Justin Onuekwusi

Justin is a fund manager at LGIM and a member of the Asset Allocation team which manages over £50 billion for pension schemes and savers throughout the world. He is the lead fund manager on the award-winning Multi-Index Funds. Justin co-chairs the Legal & General Inclusion Team (LEGIT), which aims to create a culture that supports all of LGIM through networks and events across five key areas: leadership engagement, talent attraction and development, leadership development, marketing and communications and community engagement. He also chairs the Investment Diversity Working Group (IDWG), which focuses on driving inclusivity across the investment floor. One initiative from the IDWG was working with HR and colleagues to create an entry-level recruitment scheme dedicated for the investment floor. As well as personally mentoring LGIM BAME members of staff, he runs a number of informal mentor sessions with BAME employees across the UK. Externally, Justin is an adviser to the board of City Hive Ltd, which focuses on driving diversity initiatives throughout the asset management industry. In addition, he sits on the ethnicity workstream of the industry-wide Diversity Project forming part of the steering committee of the movement #talkaboutblack, which focuses on creating more black senior leaders in the asset management industry and beyond as well as addressing the taboo that surrounds conversations about ethnicity. In particular, Justin has been instrumental in creating the #tallaboutblack cross-industry mentoring groups, where senior investment professionals give new starters in the asset management industry career guidance and advice. He also acts as a regular speaker at events and in the media to promote diversity and inclusion.