Emmanuel Asuquo is a financial speaker, advisor and founder of Noir Excel and The Eman Effect. He works with individuals and business owners to help them plan and prepare for their financial future.
Emmanuel has a fun, energetic and passionate delivery style and manages to bring financial advice to life in a relatable and easy-to-understand way. The feedback from his seminars and talks has been extremely positive and he looks forward to helping change the lives of many more people.
A personable, down-to-earth, entertaining character, Emmanuel Asuquo’s career has been driven by his desire to help everyone with their finances, making him the perfect speaker for all audiences.
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Growing up in Tower Hamlets, East London, and living very close to Canary Wharf, Emmanuel Asuquo grew up dreaming of working in one of the cities banks. This dream came true at ag 22 when he became a financial advisor at Barclays Bank. He would go on to work for HBOS, HSBC and NatWest.
Over the years, Emmanuel has seen the financial markets rise and fall and has helped numerous clients reach their financial goals and ultimately achieve financial freedom. He believes in financial planning is known by his clients for always quoting “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Emmanuel also believes in building long-term relationships and he still has clients from when he first came into the industry over a decade ago. In a world that is forever changing, it is important financial plans are regularly reviewed to ensure clients’ goals are achieved.
After conducting financial education sessions within churches and youth groups, Emmanuel decided to set up Noir Excel, which also offered him his start in presenting. Noir Excel focussed its services on helping individuals from low social-economic backgrounds and providing them with the knowledge to break the debt and poverty cycles they face. In these seminars, Emmanuel teaches attendees the principles of financial planning and covers topics including budgeting, improving your credit score, debt management, savings, emergency funds, investing, pensions, life insurance, mortgages and property.
He then went on to create The Eman Effect, which is a financial platform that provides talks and seminars to schools, colleges, universities, charities and corporate organisations. He also provides consultation services to individuals and small businesses. He has given financial education talks all over the UK and has spoken to over 30,000 people. Emmanuel has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail, and has been invited to speak as an expert guest on BBC Radio several times. He also uses The Eman Effect platform to share his story to motivate people to realise that, although they may not be where they want to be in life, with self-belief, hard work and consistency they can achieve their dreams.
Emmanuel is a fully qualified financial advisor through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), and also holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Greenwich.
“In this social media age, it seems like everyone is successful and they achieved it in such a short space of time and got it right on the first attempt. In this keynote, I discuss my journey from a council estate in East London to becoming the nation’s financial advisor. I share all the ‘failures’ I went through on my journey to success, and how I couldn’t be the success I am today without experiencing failure”.
“This post-lockdown world has left many people feeling locked up financially, not knowing if they can spend money due to the restrictions of furlough and fear of losing their jobs. In this keynote, I teach attendees how to gain control of their finances and how to balance enjoying life, budgeting and investing”.
“I share how knowing my why helped me through my most challenging moments. I share how I came up with my why and how it has evolved over the years. I also explain how not knowing your why can lead you not to enjoy your success, becoming dissatisfied, underperform your potential and even depression. Finally, I explain how my focus, discipline, consistency and determination are all derived from my why”.
Emmanuel Asuquo – Talking Points
– How to create financial freedom / Financial well-being masterclass
-Roundtables discussing new financial data and research for companies
– Barriers to mobility, bringing individuality to the workplace, empowering colleagues, recruitment and retention of diverse talent, experiences during/post working at Barclays and cost of living considerations. Interject with polling to gauge mindsets and PoV of employees on key issues concerning social economic mobility and awareness
– Emmanuel’s story, three tips to manage, grow and money, healthy ways to change the mindset around money
– Offering financial planning advice around; budgeting, improving your credit score, debt management, savings/emergency funds, investing, pensions, life insurance, mortgages and property.
– Kick-starting the London economy: driving inclusive entrepreneurship across the capital
– The cost of living crisis
– Prevention is always better than cure; with money remaining a taboo subject how can we change the financial literacy narrative?
– The benefits system – how ppl can claim benefits, ways to improve it
– Unlocking potential – money matters, speaking to apprentices
– How to push for change – financial literacy in schools
– How to break the poverty cycle and how to break away from debt
– Top tips to creating generational wealth within the Black community
– The importance of female financial independence & how to create this, pensions and creating residual income
– Black History / BAME minorities and financial inequality.
– The wealth and property gap
– Diversity in the workplace – via his own experiences Emmanuel Asuquo Finance Workshops
My Wealth Journey Call
Emmanuel discusses your financial needs, what you’re concerned about or struggling with, review your current financial situation and talk through options including retirement, purchasing property and investments.
The Wealth Plan Consultation
This is for people who have money left over at the end of the month or have savings but don’t know the best way to make their money work for them. Emmanuel reviews your current financial situation, conducts a SWOT analysis on your finances, explores financial goals and creates plans to achieve your short-term, medium-term and long-term goals.
The W.E.A.L.T.H. Blueprint Accelerator (Work; Exercise; Agree; Learn; Timescale; Harmony)
A six-month program that helps empower your mindset, knowledge, financial confidence and wealth plan. It is for people serious about changing their financial situation but require the help from an experienced financial professional.
Due to the success of Noir Excel, Emmanuel Asuquo was invited to be one of four financial experts on Channel 4’s primetime television show Save Well, Spend Better (2019-). The TV show was a great success and positioned Emmanuel as a financial expert to millions of people across the UK.
Others shows including BBC1’s Your Money and Your Life (2020), ITV’s This Morning (2020) and ITV News, and Channel 4’s Money on My Mind (2022) and Secret Spenders (2021-). In 2020 he was invited to be an expert guest speaker on BBC’s Rip Off Britain (2021) and Watchdog.
Clients: Barclays, BBC, Channel 4, Halifax, HSBC, ITV, Lloyds Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland.
A Chat with Emmanuel Asuquo
As part of our ‘Chat with…’ podcast series at Great British Speakers, our director Jane Farnham sat down with Emmanuel to talk about the current cost of living crisis and what you can do to save money, his influence on social media, and his career. Find out more HERE.
Emmanuel has changed the trajectory of all our students’ finances in a matter of hours.
St Columba’s Catholic Boys School
Emmanuel instantly engages with the students and is able to bring finance to life and make it relevant. Since his session, all they keep talking about is ISAs, shares and property.
Hornsey Sixth Form College
Emmanuel left our students motivated, inspired and determined to build wealth. Whenever one of the students are misbehaving someone will ask them ‘what’s your why’. That is the impact Emmanuel has had on our students. It truly is life changing.
Lilian Baylis Technology School