09 Jul 2020 2 min read

Talking about black on Bloomberg

By Justin Onuekwusi

Justin Onuekwusi, Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds, recently spoke with Bloomberg about the #talkaboutblack campaign and how we can improve diversity in the financial industry.


In many industries, creating a diverse workforce has been challenging and asset management is no exception. To change that and genuinely embed diversity, I believe we need to build a more inclusive culture in the financial industry.

As I explain in this interview with Bloomberg, that begins by understanding the lived experience of employees and candidates; considering all ethnic minorities in aggregate risks ignoring the very different experiences of each community and individual.

I also call on the industry to showcase role models from different backgrounds to attract a more diverse candidate pool, and describe the after-school programme we are launching to help teach softer skills like networking and introduce people to investing.

Justin Onuekwusi

Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds

Justin secretly pretends to be a rockstar as he travels around the country promoting his funds with his signature red tie, and was even chased across a field by some fans (dogs) as he went for a run one evening. When he’s not in the office squinting intensely at his fund spreadsheets or into a camera, Justin dedicates time to his true love: Manchester United, and catches up on the latest Netflix series on the side.

Justin Onuekwusi