Justin Onuekwusi

Fund Manager

Also known as Nukki, the avid Manchester United fan, who during his fund marketing tours regularly sports a tie matching the red colour of his beloved Red Devils’ strip, moved to Legal & General in 2013 from Aviva Investors, where he was part of the multi-asset team responsible for £70bn of investors’ money. The Warwick University Economics graduate began working in the City in 2003, starting out as a senior investment analyst at Aon Consulting before moving to Merrill Lynch in 2007 as a manager research analyst, where he helped to build model portfolios for discretionary fund managers. When he isn’t squinting at his fund spreadsheets, he is a legendary binge-watcher of Netflix and nominated chauffeur driver for his daughters. Whilst injury prematurely ended his illustrious football career, he now engages in the active pursuits of tennis and beer-tasting.

Posts by Justin Onuekwusi

Portfolio Thinking

Do you have a Scooby Doo about the active / passive debate?

The active versus passive debate consistently generates conflicting advice. The potential for active managers to side-step a falling market is one frequently cited factor. But have regional equity funds actually outperformed their respective indices during market corrections?

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Portfolio Thinking

The sterling reputation of UK equity funds

Spring has sprung but for many investors and financial advisers there’s still a chill in the air. The performance of UK active managers is once more in the spotlight and yet again threatens to reignite the active versus index debate. This time it is S&P Dow Jones which highlighted that nearly nine out of ten UK equity funds sold in Europe lagged behind their benchmarks in 2016.

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Macrobites

Three things that (could) go bump in the markets

While markets have been eerily calm, it’s easy to forget that we’ve already had a few shocks this year. With potentially more to come, investors could still be easily spooked this Halloween.

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Portfolio Thinking

Not all doom and gloom for diversified investors

It’s easy to be downbeat about the UK at the moment. But it’s important to separate Brexit’s short-term economic impact from the long-term outcomes for investors.

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Portfolio Thinking

Income with a ‘suitability hat’

When looking for income, we know that you face some real challenges in today’s market environment. But balancing the need for income with long-term suitability can result in a thorny dilemma - is it possible to achieve both?

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Portfolio Thinking

Time to stop comparing apples with oranges

IA Mixed Investment peer groups provide an broadly understood metric for comparing multi-asset funds, however, do advisers realise that they're putting client suitability at risk?

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