Finance Influencers (2022)

30 Finance Influencers to Watch Right Now
Contributors: Nicola Date, Katherine Read. Reviewed by Francis Hui
You Don’t Have to Be an Expert in the Field of Finance to Know That There Are People Out There Who Can Offer Invaluable Advice & Guidance on How to Grow Your Wealth. The Only Problem Is, They’re Not Easy to Find! We’ve Taken the Time for You & Compiled a List of Top Finance Influencers From Around the World Who Are Worth Following.

What You’ll Learn in This Article:

    Finance influencers¹ in social media² are the new reality stars!

    If you’re wanting true inspiration, these incredible men and women are the ones to watch.

    As they climb the explosive financial sector, you can analyse their steps to unlock the secrets to financial freedom.

    01. Claer Barrett

    Claer Barrett is a financial powerhouse.

    She’s a financial journalist who has also been heard on the airwaves as a broadcaster.

    She hosts the FT’s Money Clinic³ podcast and is a regular on radio, television, and FT events.

    Check out her Instagram: @claerb

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    02. Martin Steven Lewis

    Hailing from Manchester, England, Martin Steven Lewis OBE is most famous for starting MoneySavingExpert.com.

    He works as a presenter and financial journalist in the UK.

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    03. Jasmine Birtles

    Jasmine Birtles is a journalist, author, and presenter who specialises in all things finance and business.

    Moneymagpie, her consumer website, unlocks the secrets to making and saving money.

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    04. Faisal Islam

    A legendary face in UK economic journalism, Faisal Islam currently works as the BBC News economics editor and has been in the role since 2019.

    His previous position was as a political editor working at Sky News, and before then, he was at Channel 4 News as the economics editor.

    As a veteran in the financial sector, he’s certainly one to watch.

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    05. Paul Lewis

    Paul Lewis is a well-known face in UK financial journalism.

    He is one of Britians favourite freelance broadcaster and journalists, mostly focusing on the financial sector.

    His credits include work in radio and television for BBC.

    One of Paul’s claims to fame is being the host of BBC Radio 4’s Money Box.

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    06. Ian Cowie

    Do you recognise the name?

    That’s because, from 2013, Ian Cowie started producing widely read Personal Account column for The Sunday Times.

    Ian is also a triple winner of the best freelance journalist award, having snagged the prize in 2017, 2018, and 2019, at the Association of Investment Companies awards.

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    07. Jeff Prestridge 

    Jeff Prestridge is a leading personal financial journalist at The Mail on Sunday, who has worked in the sector for over 25 years.

    He has lead campaigns on issues including branch closures at banks, increased pension protection, improved income drawdown deals, and closing down copies of government websites.

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    08. Tara Evans

    Tara Evans works as the Sun Online’s Digital Consumer Editor, and her pieces have been converted into dispatches films, BBC Watchdog Reports, and Guardian Investigations.

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    09. Haley Sacks

    Hayley Sacks is a personal finance influencer from New York who’s been dubbed a “financial popstar”.

    Her mission is to make financial knowledge available to all people and to keep you wealthy.

    We admire how she combines financial language with pop culture and fun to make money appealing and more accessible.

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    10. Jeremy Schneider

    Jeremy is a leading software engineer and entrepreneur.

    After selling his firm, he spent several years figuring out what to do with the money and how to increase it.

    Now he is willing to share his financial expertise with everyone.

    He believes that the keys to success are living within your means and investing early.

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    11. Sahirenys Pierce

    The mission of money educator Sahirenys Pierce is to make money simple for millennials.

    She provides money-saving advice in both Spanish and English.

    After astonishingly retiring in her twenties, she now wants to share what she knows about finance with others.

    Her mission is to teach you how to save money, particularly as a mother.

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    12. Tori Dunlap

    Tori Dunlap is a personal financial influencer and marketer who earned her first $100,000 at 25.

    She now devotes her time to assisting other women in learning to save and gaining financial confidence.

    Tori is now a financial counsellor who conducts courses to teach women how to manage their money better.

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    13. Kevin O’Leary

    Kevin O’Leary, a Canadian citizen, is a well-known entrepreneur, politician, and TV personality in both Canada and the United States.

    He became a multimillionaire after selling a tech business he established in the late 1990s.

    He’s been handling his money on his own since then.

    O’Leary, who is 66 years old, has garnered a reputation as an investor and wants to share some of his knowledge with you.

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    14. David Brear

    As David M. Brear puts it, he’s “constantly falling forward”.

    He’s the founder and CEO of 11:FS, a consulting firm that specialises in next-generation digital banking solutions and “FS without the BS.”

    He’s also the host of Fintech Insider, the company’s official podcast, which he thinks is the best in the world regarding financial technology.

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    15. Tarra Jackson

    Tarra Jackson, also known as Madam Money, is a personal finance guru, speaker, and book in her professional life.

    She’s also the founder of DUALpreneur, a resource and support platform for anyone looking to diversify their revenue streams through side hustles.

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    16. Joe Saul-Sehy

    Joe Saul-Sehy is one of the popular podcast Stacking Benjamins hosts, which he co-founded as a former financial counsellor.

    This explores how to budget effectively, as well as how to save and spend money wisely.

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    17. Rachel Cruze

    Rachel Cruze has a large social media presence, with over 142K followers on Twitter, 330K+ followers on Facebook, and 326K followers on Instagram, all dedicated to helping people become better money managers.

    She even has 199K YouTube subscribers, where she focuses on saving money and obtaining peace of mind.

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    18. Bola Sokunbi

    Bola Sokunbi is a qualified financial instructor and a financial influencer who wants to assist women to get out of debt and start building money.

    Clever Girl Finance is a personal finance portal for women that provides practical guidance for people in various financial conditions.

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    19. Jim Marous

    Jim Marous is co-publisher of The Financial Brand, host of the Banking Transformed podcast, and owner/CEO of the Digital Banking Report, a subscription-based journal with over 200 reports in the digital archive available to members.

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    20. Faith Archer

    Formerly the Deputy Personal Finance Editor at The Daily Telegraph, Faith Archer is currently a columnist for Woman&Home and a blogger for Much More With Less.

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    21. Tiffany Aliche

    Tiffany Aliche is a financial educator and best-selling author who works to make life-changing financial education available to women worldwide.

    With Instagram Stories, Aliche creates accessible content, including financial tools and wealth suggestions.

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    22. Brett King

    Brett King has created a reputation for himself in the fintech business as the author of Bank4dot0.com, which assists in navigating the rapid changes in the banking business.

    He also hosts the #1 worldwide fintech podcast Breaking Banks.

    He calls himself a speaker and futurist, and he’s always thinking about the future of banking.

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    23. Anne Boden

    Starling Bank is a digital-only challenger bank, and Anne Boden is the founder and CEO.

    Boden is all about embracing a new age and encouraging people to comprehend digital change since he is passionate about managing their money.

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    24. Spiros Margaris

    STC Pay’s board of directors and executive committee include Swiss fintech specialist Spiros Margaris.

    He isn’t only a leading fintech and insurtech specialist in Switzerland; his influence is definitely worldwide.

    That’s what Wefox Group announced when it hired him as an adviser 2 years ago – Wefox being another unicorn insurtech with a valuation of 1.65 billion euros ($1.96 billion).

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    25. Nouriel Roubini

    Roubini is a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and an economist. In 2008, he predicted the collapse of the US housing market and the global recession.

    He is the Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an economic consulting organisation.

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    26. Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde is a legendary figure in the financial sector.

    She’s the International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director (IMF).

    Her claim to fame is being the first woman to lead the IMF and the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy.

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    27. Karl Deeter

    As a leader in his field, Karl Deeter works with Irish Mortgage Brokers & Advisors as a financial adviser/analyst.

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    28. Haig Bathgate

    Haig Bathgate is the Head of Portfolio Management at 7IM, an investment management firm, and has extensive experience in the financial world.

    7IM bought tcam in May 2018.

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    29. Shane Balkham

    Shane is dedicated to assisting Beaufort Investment Management in becoming one of the UK’s premier discretionary fund managers.

    He is in charge of highly driven staff, allowing him to share his skills and experience while also refining their investing procedures.

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    30. Chris Ralph

    Chris Ralph spent over 30 years in the asset management industry before becoming the inaugural Chief Investment Officer of St. James’s Place in 2009.

    He was named Chief Global Strategist at the start of 2020, which allowed him to spend more time looking at markets and connecting with partners and clients.

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    31. Ian King

    Ian King is the Head of News at Sky News and has been with them since 2010.

    His career in journalism began back in 1985 when he became a correspondent for The Sunday Times’ business section, called ‘City Diary’.

    He then went on to become Managing Director of FT Alphaville as well as Deputy Editor of Financial Weekly magazine,

    From 1996-1998 and Assistant Editor at Businessweek TV program from 1998 -2000.

    ian king

    32. Hilary Osborne

    Hilary Osborne is a Journalist for The Guardian and has been with them since 1999.

    She was the first person to report on Facebook’s IPO back in 2012 as well as being one of the first people to cover Twitter when it launched, according to her website.

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    33. Joshua Morgan Brown

    Joshua Morgan Brown is an American author, writer, blogger, and CNBC pundit,

    As well as the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management in New York City, which he co-founded with Barry Ritholtz.

    He also contributes to Yahoo and Wikipedia as a columnist.

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    34. Kathryn Cicoletti

    Kathryn Cicoletti, a former financial analyst, surrendered her 13 years of expertise for the chance to empower, educate, and entertain an audience on investing matters.

    She launched a video series called Ms. Cheat Sheet, to assist people with making positive investment choices.

    The videos offer bite-sized pieces of information and are extremely informative.

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    35. Joe Udo

    Joe Udo accomplished his goal of retiring before the age of 40, and now he wants to help you achieve yours.

    On his blog, Retire by 40, he explains how you can do just that.

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    36. Barbara Friedberg

    Barbara Friedberg may have the answers to your personal financial questions.

    On her blog she writes about saving, investing, and wealth-building ideas.

    Friedberg wants to show her followers that investing and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars doesn’t have to be difficult.

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    37. Efi Pylarinou

    Efi Pylarinou has a Ph.D. in Finance and works as an independent Fintech & Blockchain adviser.

    Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019 ranked her as the No. 1 female financial influencer and 3rd overall.

    She was also ranked as the top Wall Street professional.

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    38. Larry Ludwig

    Larry Ludwig and his Investor Junkie website are dedicated to assisting you in becoming a better investor.

    Ludwig gives a high-level overview of stocks and investing. He delves deeper on issues like financial independence and personal finance.

    As a the owner of a business and an investor, he really understands these topics so you’re getting advice from a pro.

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    39. Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz is an author, newspaper columnist, blogger, stocks analyst, CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, and Bloomberg Television guest pundit.

    Ritholtz hosts the Bloomberg Podcast Masters in Business, in which he interviews experts on markets, investment, and business.

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    40. Jeff Rose

    Jeff Rose is a licensed financial advisor and the founder and CEO of his own wealth management business.

    He’s also the author of a financial best-seller and has a knack for assisting others achieve financial freedom.

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    41. John Husselbee

    John Husselbee joined Liontrust as the Head of Multi-Asset in 2013.

    Formerly, he was the Director of Multi-Manager Investment at Henderson Global Investors,

    Where he was in charge of a massive building portfolio and others, worth more than £650 million.

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    42. Justin Onuekwusi

    Justin Onuekwusi is a Senior Multi-Asset Fund Manager and the Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).

    Under his management he’s responsible for over £50 billion in assets

    He’s Co-chair of the Legal & General Inclusion Team (LEGIT).

    Onuekwusi also chairs the Investing Diversity Working Group, which focuses on increasing inclusiveness across the investment community, in addition to these company-wide efforts.

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    43. Jason Broomer

    Jason Broomer, alongside Chief Executive Richard Romer-Lee, and Operations Director David Pickles, co-founded the consultancy and research firm in 2013.

    He led the firm’s managed portfolio service and contributed to its research capabilities as a member of the executive team.

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    44. Genevra Banszky von Ambroz

    Genevra Ambroz is the co-manager of Smith & Williamson’s Managed Portfolio Service, their Defensive Growth Fund, Global Investment Fund, and Endurance Balance Fund.

    She is also the Chair of Smith & Williamson’s Collective Investments Group, which manages the research process for Smith & Williamson’s customers’ collectives.

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    45. Dan Kemp

    Dan is a multi-asset fund manager and analyst with extensive expertise in both traditional and alternative asset classes.

    A well-known investing expert who writes feature pieces for trade publications and has spoken on various radio and television shows.

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    46. Lucy Walker

    Lucy Walker is an accomplished fund manager with a track record in the investment management profession.

    A strong financial expert with experience managing multi-asset portfolios, funds, and alternative investments.

    She’s the treasurer and a trustee for a children’s charity in London.

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    47. Bambos Hambi

    Bambos Hambi is Quilter Investors’ Chief Investment Officer.

    From Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was head of multi-manager strategies, he joined Quilter Investors in November 2020.

    His more than 40 years in the sector began with Legal & General’s actuarial department before switching to their investment section.

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    48. Amanda Sillars

    Amanda Sillars works for Jupiter Independent Funds as a Fund Manager and ESG Director.

    She’s also a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments Fellow as well as a US Securities Exchange Commission Fellow.

    She passed the Management Trustee Exam for Pensions (DB & DC).

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    49. Sheridan Admans

    Sheridan Admans is the primary co-fund manager of ES Share Centre Multi-Manager ICVC with 3 sub-funds.

    These include the Multi-Manager Income, Multi-Manager Growth & Multi-Manager Income.

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    50. Chris Wyllie

    Chris Wyllie is a Chief Investment Officer with over 30 years of financial experience.

    After starting his career in 1988, he spent four years in banking.

    He then joined Foreign & Colonial as a UK equities fund manager where he managed institutional and retail products, before moving to Schroders and Blackrock.

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    51. Jake Moeller

    He’s an investment research specialist with experience in mutual and collective fund evaluation and selection.

     He’s also a specialist in portfolio management and asset allocation techniques. 

    Moeller is the former trustee director of a pension fund.

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    52. Edward Park

    Edward Park joined Brooks Macdonald in 2009 and currently serves on the Executive Committee and the Executive Risk Management Committee as the Chief Investment Officer.

    Edward is a member of Brooks Macdonald’s Investment, Asset Selection, and Asset Allocation Committees, as well as a prominent spokesman.

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    53. Thomas Becket

    Thomas Becket is a CISI Associate with 17 years of investment expertise.

    Thomas began his career with Psigma in 2004 as a member of the private client team, where he worked on individual portfolios before shifting to the Investment Team.

    He is in charge of Psigma’s Investment Process and asset allocation choices, as well as a network of connections across the UK, Europe, America, and the Far East.

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    Common Questions

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    In Conclusion

    Social media has become a powerful tool for brands and companies to reach their target market.

    Financial firms are no exception, as they must now contend with the rise of social influencers in finance who have amassed large followings on platforms like Twitter.

    These 32 finance influencers in social media are well worth following.

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