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Refinitiv's top 100 influencers in financial services


Find out about who's driving social media conversations around disruptive innovation in the finance sector.

Introducing the #RefinitivSocial100

Who are the most influential thought-leaders and thinkers on social media across key financial communities?


The top 100 social media influencers shaping the conversation in the financial community

To produce the #RefinitivSocial100 list, we worked with a team of specialists in social media, to create a list of 100 influencers, globally. We looked at social influence as well as authority on Twitter and LinkedIn and our list ranks the individuals whose posts drive ideas and promote change and disruptive innovations within the finance sector.

The #RefinitivSocial100 list of the top social media influencers in financial technology.

Combined reach of these 100 influencers

  • 4.7m
  • 474m
  • 38,000
    engagements per week
  • 65,000
    social posts


Our key focus finance areas

Risk and fighting financial crime

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

AI & machine learning

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

Digitalization of wealth management

Digital Solutions, industry-leading data and APIs transform how investors engage with their investments in a modern, digital experience. Join the conversation: #DigiWealth

ESG and sustainable finance

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

Big data

Cloud computing offers fast, on-demand access to large volumes of data, while managing and integrating data is key to finding new opportunities in order to generate alpha. Join the conversation: #CloudReadyData

Smarter trading

Latest innovations trends that are transforming the trading sector, as well as new technology aimed at helping to solve challenges of evolving trading workflows. Join the conversation: #SmarterTrading


Top 5 featured AMERS influencers

Head shot of Matteo Carbone, top influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 Matteo Carbone

Matteo Carbone is a non-executive director and co-founder of IoT Insurance Observatory. He is also a InsurTech thought leader, a keynote speaker and a writer on insurance innovation. Matteo is ranked among top international InsurTech influencers and connected to a broad and strong network of insurance innovators.

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 Alex Jiménez
    Alex Jiménez is the chief strategy officer at Extractable – a digital strategy, design and data analytics consultancy. He is responsible for helping Extractable clients to define their digital transformation strategy and implementation roadmaps. Alex has been named to several industry influencer lists in the areas of FinTech, RegTech, blockchain, InsurTech, innovation and digital marketing.
  • #3 Michael Kitces
    Michael Kitces is the head of planning strategy for Buckingham Wealth Partners. Michael is also the co-founder of the XY Planning Network, AdvicePay, fpPathfinder, and New Planner Recruiting. Michael is a popular speaker on financial planning and practice management topics and can be seen presenting at 50-70 regional and national conferences for financial advisors each year.
  • #4 Mark Esposito
    Mark Esposito is the co-founder of Nexus FrontierTech, a leading global firm providing AI solutions to a variety of clients across industries, sectors and regions. Mark has worked as professor of business and economics at Hult International Business School and at Thunderbird Global School of Management at Arizona State University.
  • #5 Curtis S. Chin
    Curtis S. Chin is a business leader, board member, strategist and public affairs and policy specialist, having served in leadership and operational positions working with the private, not-for-profit and public sectors in Asia and the US. Curtis also served as 15th US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank and is now a senior fellow with the Milken Institute.


The ranking methodology behind #RefinitivSocial100 financial influencers

This initial list was based on four key metrics, using a combination of Twitter and LinkedIn data: Impressions, relevance, resonance and reach.

Full list

Refinitiv's Global Social Media 100