Justin Urquhart Stewart

Senior Advisor

Justin is Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management (7IM), which he set up in 2001 to provide some "radical common sense" to change "a lazy, lethargic and self-satisfied" investment industry, which he and his business partner saw as being primarily run for the benefit of itself rather than its clients.

Justin was involved in the development of Big Bang in 1986 with BZW. From this he, with others, went on to found Broker Services which eventually went to become Barclays Stockbrokers where he was Corporate Development Director. 

He is an enthusiast for greater financial education and the reform of investment structures for both investors and companies needing easier access for funding. As a result, he has helped in the establishment of educational body Proshare, and also the development of the AIM market. Currently, he is keen on developing reforms for government privatisations as well as the development of regional investment structures for businesses of all sizes.

He is a regular commentator and columnist in the media and is often called upon to demystify complicated financial jargon and stories. In March 2015, Justin won The Spectator Money Award for Lifetime Achievement.

RECENT POSTS FROM Justin Urquhart Stewart

Is small dangerous? Why investors need growth companies

Today's seedlings will be tomorrow's giants. Well, obviously not all of them, in fact very few of them, but unless there is a steady pipeline of new and growing businesses, we will find ourselves seriously cut short of tomorrow's successes. As I have written before, this is a structural issue that has been missing from the UK economy for many decades now, but it is also a key issue for investors’ portfolios.

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No bowlers, no braces, no bankers

Justin Urquhart Stewart shares some thoughts on the future of raising finance

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29.Oct.2018

The Informer

November's Member in the Spotlight - an interview with James Codling - investing in disruptors.

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02.Oct.2018

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VentureFounders appoints Jersey veteran

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September Portfolio Updates

Keeping our investors up to date with current portfolio activity

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August Portfolio Updates

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July Portfolio Updates

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June Portfolio Updates

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