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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 featured global influencers

Spiros Margaris - top finance influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 Spiros Margaris

Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor. He is the founder of Margaris Ventures and is the first international influencer to achieve ‘the triple crown’ ranking, regularly appearing in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings.

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 Jim Marous
    Jim Marous is consistently listed as one of the most influential people in banking and a top 5 fintech Influencer. He is the co-publisher of 'The Financial Brand', owner and CEO of the Digital Banking Report and host of the top 5 banking podcast, 'Banking Transformed'.
  • #3 Ronald van Loon
    Ronald van Loon is CEO & principal analyst of the Intelligent World, a thought leadership, analyst and influencer network that connects businesses, experts and influencers to new audiences, and empowers them to collaborate, create and share exciting new content.
  • #4 Kirk Borne
    Kirk Borne has been a worldwide top influencer since 2013 and is principle data scientist and executive advisor, first data science fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. From 2018-2020, Kirk was ranked #1 digital (data science, big data, AI) worldwide top influencer.
  • #5 Efi Pylarinou
    Efi Pylarinou, founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory, is a global influencer and a recognized thought leader in Finance and the 4IR technologies. A seasoned Wall Street professional with a Ph.D. in Finance. A prolific writer and multi-media content producer focused on innovation.


The ranking methodology behind #RefinitivSocial100 2020

For anyone interested in the fast-evolving field of fintech, it’s a must-see index of knowledgeable professionals.

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Refinitiv's Global Social Media 100