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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 US and Canada influencers in finance

Who are the top financial influencers on the list?

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 an 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 Kevin L Jackson
    Kevin is the CEO of GC GlobalNet and GovCloud. He helps GovCloud Network clients develop and execute business strategies to leverage the parallel and global nature of cloud-based services.
  • #3 Sally Eaves
    Sally is the Chief Technology Officer of Emergent Technology. She is an international advocate for opening-up access to opportunity and has founded Aspirational Futures to help skill, empower and support the next generation of interdisciplinary talent into careers yet to be conceived.
  • #4 Wilhelm Bielert
    Wilhelm is the Chief Digital Officer and Vice President at Premier Tech. Wil has over 10 years of experience in the wireless and content space, being Managing Director of Sports.com. During the last 10 years, Wil has led significant initiatives for different brands and leading retailers to deploy means of digital communications.
  • #5 Thomas Fox
    Thomas is the Founder of Compliance Podcast Network and is a Compliance Evangelist, being one of the country’s leading experts on compliance, risk management and corporate governance. Thomas is also the author of the international best-selling books “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics” and “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act”.


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