Justin Urquhart Stewart



Justin Urquhart-Stewart is one of the best known financial commentators in the UK being the co-founder of 7 Investment Management in 2001, building it up to £15 billion funds under management before his retirement in 2019. 

He is now the chairman and co-founder of Regionally, innovating new investment services to the regions. Previously, he founded Broker Services, which became Barclays Stockbrokers and was a co-founder of what was to become the AIM market, as well as setting up the investment education specialist Proshare.

After training as a barrister, Justin started his career in Barclays DCO and was posted to Uganda, where he was seriously wounded in an incident that nearly put an end to his career, before a corporate banking role in Singapore.

In 2019 he was awarded an honourary doctorate by Southampton University, which also created the Justin Urquhart-Stewart bursary, an award available to second year business students. In 2016, he helped to launch Investors in the Community.

Justin has a keen interest in developing the investment market and breaking down many of the traditional barriers for both private investors and smaller companies. He was named Favourite Financial Personality by Proshare, writes regularly for national magazines and newspapers and is frequent appears on television and radio. 

He shares his wealth of knowledge and offers a calm, clear-sighted view of the markets with predictions on market movements and where the next bubble will come from. Justin has also served as the Chair of Investors in Community, an innovative organisation aiming to measure all social contributions an organisation can make, not just the financial.

In his earlier career, Justin worked in the vineyards of France and the dockyards of Southampton, where he became a shop steward for UCATT. He is a keen archaeologist and motorcyclist. He lives in west London with his wife Virginia and three Burmese cats.

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