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Justin Onuekwusi

Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds

Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM)
Race Equality Leadership Team

Justin is Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds at LGIM and a member of the Asset Allocation team which manages over £60 billion for pension schemes and savers throughout the world. He leads on the management of the team’s retail and risk-profiled multi-asset funds managing the award-winning Multi-Index Funds.

Within LGIM, Justin sits on the CEO-led Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and 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. 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 and is a co-founder of the movement #talkaboutblack, which focuses on creating more black senior leaders across the corporate sphere. Justin is a CFA charterholder, was named in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 most influential people in London and featured on the 2021 EMpower Senior Executive Leaders List.  He was a finalist for the 2019 Black British Business Awards (Financial Services) and in 2020 Justin was awarded the honour of the Freedom of the City of London.

Justin believes representation at all levels of seniority matters and should be prioritised so that we create stronger businesses, more inclusive workplaces, progressive industries and a fairer society.

About Business in the Community’s Race Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Race Equality Leadership Team is to support employers to help break down the barriers that prevent the progression of ethnic minorities in their workplaces and show how an inclusive organisation better serves its customers, clients and communities.

Find out more about BITC’s work on race equality.