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Refinitiv's top 100 influencers in financial market data

#RefinitivSocial100 2020

#RefinitivSocial100 is the definitive list of the top social media influencers driving the conversations in the fast-evolving field of fintech. Find out who made our list for 2020.

What is new in #RefinitivSocial100 2020

With financial market data as a key focus criteria this year, we focussed our efforts to include social opinion leaders who are driving discussions on key industry themes and strategies, such as the data optimisation, risk and supply chain management as well as technology transformation.


Since the inaugural list in 2019, #RefinitivSocial100 has brought together a diverse group of 100 conversation starters and leaders who are driving the data conversation on social media.

To create our Top 100 list, we worked with a team of social media analysts and compiled a long list of 200+ keywords. The list was then ranked by how each individual’s LinkedIn and Twitter content performed against four key metrics. Discover the methodology and data behind #RefinitivSocial100.

Combined reach of these 100 influencers

Based on February to August 2020 data

  • 7.5m
  • 6bn
  • 1.6m
  • 38.5k


Our key focus finance areas

ESG and sustainable investing

Sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration is vital and offers value to the financial sector. Join the conversation: #SustainableLeadership

Risk and supply chain management

Data, human intelligence and advanced technology play a vital role in risk management and helping to fight financial crime. Join the conversation: #FightFinancialCrime

Electronification of financial markets

Latest innovations trends and digital solutions that transform the trading sector and how investors engage with their investments in a modern, digital experience. #SmarterTrading #DigiWealth

Cloud and digitalisation

Cloud computing offers fast, on-demand access to large volumes of data. Join the conversation: #RefinitivLabs #CloudReadyData

Data optimisation

Managing and integrating data is key to finding new opportunities in order to generate alpha. Join the conversation: #TrustedData

Technology transformation

How can smarter machines make us smarter humans? Machine learning and AI are key components of the financial services sector. Join the conversation: #TrustedData


Top 5 ESG and sustainable investing influencers

Danielle DiMartino Booth - top influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 Danielle DiMartino Booth

Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO and chief strategist for Quill Intelligence LLC, a research and analytics firm. She is the author of Fed up: an insider’s take on why the Federal Reserve is bad for America, as well as a business speaker and a frequent commentator on major media outlets.

The list was sorted by Topical Engagement; a combination of Relevance (number of on-topic posts) and Resonance (normalized engagement score). Here are the top 5.

  • #2 Bradley Leimer
    Bradley Leimer is the co-founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem.
  • #3 Ian Bremmer
    Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications.
  • #4 Arunkumar Krishnakumar
    Arunkumar Krishnakumar is a venture capital investor, podcast host and an author with particular interest in deep technology solutions with a sustainability angle. He has invested, advised and mentored startups and is passionate about purposeful innovation. Arun is an Oxford and LSE alum.
  • #5 Katherine Hayhoe
    Katherine Hayhoe is the political science endowed professor in public policy and public law in the department of political science at Texas Tech University. Katherine is also the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research.


The ranking methodology behind #RefinitivSocial100 2020

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Refinitiv's Global Social Media 100