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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 wealth influencers

Dinis Guarda, top influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 Dinis Guarda

Dinis Guarda is the president and co-founder of Freedomee – a fashion technology platform that focuses on solving the biggest challenges in the fashion industry using blockchain. He is also listed in various top 100/10%/1% most influential people in fintech, blockchain, social media, insurtech and AI.

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 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.
  • #3 Tolga Tavlas
    Tolga Tavlas is a fintech influencer, author, digital channel platform development leader and open banking strategist at UniCredit, PMP. Tolga has 21 years definitive expertise as senior digital banking executive in conceiving and implementing internet/mobile banking solutions that generate revenues and provide cost-effective migration to digital channels.
  • #4 John C. Maxwell
    John C. Maxwell III is a top fintech strategist and influencer with over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and seasoned business leader with diverse industry and functional expertise. John’s specialities are: thought leadership on company strategy, business opportunities and the impact of strategic efforts and process to identify potential targets i.e buy vs build analysis.
  • #5 Christian König
    Christian König is a fintech and financial products professional who believes in content marketing and social media. He is involved with financial products, fintech and online solutions for 15 years.


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