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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

Joel Makower, top influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 Joel Makower

Joel Makower is the Chairman and Co-Founder for GreenBiz. With more than 30 years of experience, Joel has been a well-respected voice on business, sustainability and innovation. He is also an award-winning author, speaker and strategist on corporate sustainability practices, clean technology and green marketing.

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 Sebastien Meunier
    Sebastien Meunier is very passionate about innovation and new technologies – he has developed a large network in Fintech. Sebastien strives to bridge the gap between Business and Technology, driving growth and efficiency in Financial Institutions by connecting them with the best innovations from the market.
  • #4 Brian Ahier
    Brian Ahier is a well-known thought leader in Digital Health with a focus on health data exchange, use and analytics in support of value-based care delivery and payment models. Brian has a wide variety of specialities, including Digital Health, EHR, health information exchange, population health management and IT infrastructure to support new payment and care delivery models.
  • #5 Rasu Shrestha
    Rasu Shrestha is the Chief Strategy Officer at Atrium Health and leads their enterprise strategy, including planning and tactical direction for strategic roadmap. Rasu also spearheads a renewed focus on innovation, launching new healthcare inventions, discoveries and ideas to benefit his patients and communities Atrium Health serves.


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