When Institutional Investor ranked Bloomberg Co-Founder Tom Secunda #1 on their 2012 Tech 50 list, it wasn’t a random coincidence. What the Tech 50 is, “is a list of the top innovators in the financial services community; what it isn’t is a popularity contest,” Michael Peltz, Institutional Investor’s editor told us.

Peltz, and senior writer, Jeff Kutler, said what makes Secunda unique is his 30-year history of technological innovation and his ability to see into the future.

“It’s just really, really impressive,” Peltz said.

Watch the video below to hear more from Peltz and Kutler about why they put Bloomberg at the top of their list.

Michelle Maskaly, Bloomberg Blog editor.