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Justin Onuekwusi

Chief Investment Officer at St. James's Place


Bio: Justin is the newly appointed Chief Investment Officer at St. James’s Place. A CFA charterholder, he holds more than two decades' experience across investment management, most recently as Head of Retail Investments, EMEA and head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds at LGIM. In this role, he developed and led LGIM’s retail investments business working with fund managers and Distribution to support improved performance, stronger investment capabilities, external credibility and asset growth.
He was also a senior fund manager and part of a team managing over £70 billion for pension schemes and savers globally, leading on the management of the award-winning Multi-Index Funds, which was designed for financial advisers. He has also held previous roles with Aviva investors, Merrill Lynch and Aon Consulting.
Externally, Justin sits on the Race Leadership Team at Business in the Community (BITC) and is a panel member of the Premier League’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS). Justin is a judge of the Investment Week Women in Investments Awards, was listed on LGBT Great’s Project 1000 Role Models.
Justin has won several awards for his work within driving societal change including the 2020 Portfolio Adviser Wealth Management award for Outstanding Contribution to Inclusivity and the 2021 Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion.
Justin founded EnCircle which is a monthly mentoring circle initiative and the Black Leaders Programme in conjunction with the Investment Association and Diversity Project. In addition, Justin featured on the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 EMpower Senior Executive Leaders List, was a winner of the Invest in Ethnicity Awards Future Leaders Award in 2018, was a finalist in the 2019 Black British Business Awards and in 2020 was awarded the honour of the Freedom of the City of London.