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Making money and doing the right thing. Tips for students from Law School alumnus Justin Urquhart Stewart

Published: 24 March 2017
Justin Urquhart Stewart
Justin Urquhart Stewart

TV financial expert and University of Southampton Law School alumnus Justin Urquhart Stewart enthralled students at a University guest lecture.

‘Making Money in a Mad World’ covered how turbulence following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the election of President Trump has affected the global economy. Justin also encouraged young people in the audience to behave ethically in their careers and take personal responsibility for their finances from an early age to secure their future.

In 2001, Justin founded Seven Investment Management (7IM), which now looks after more than £7billion of founders’ and clients’ money. He graduated from Southampton in 1977 with a LLB in International Law and EEC Law, spent a short time as a barrister, then changed career to go into financial services.

Justin is keen to support today’s students turn their academic work into practice. He sponsors an annual competition for second year undergraduates with a prize of a bursary for their final year of study and a day at 7IM. A passionate advocate of ethical business practice, he advises: “Be creative and constructive but above all, do the right thing. There is a way to do business and make a positive difference to people’s lives. I am happy I can sleep at night knowing I’m doing the right thing and hopefully making people a little bit wealthier and more secure.”

Figure 1: Professor Simon Wolfe (SBS), Justin Urquhart Stewart and Professor Martin Broad, (Head of Southampton Business School)

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