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.

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 risk influencers

Michael Kitces, top risk influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 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.

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 JP Nicols
    JP Nicols is a trusted advisor to leaders from start-ups to the Fortune 500. JP is also a top-rated keynote speaker and podcaster, and is the co-founder of FinTech Forge. FinTech Forge helps financial institutions build and leverage their innovation capacity internally and through strategic FinTech partnerships and investments.
  • #3 Anja Hoffmann
    Anja Hoffmann is an advisor and a member of advisory boards at Sentio Lab. Anja actively engages in transforming business products, solutions, systems, processes and tools in an increasingly complex ecosystem. Anja can help to define the innovation strategy and roadmap and expand strategic use of data and process automation by using the best digital tools and systems.
  • #4 Liz Lumley
    With over 20 years of experience, Liz has been a global specialist commentator on services, regulations, risk, data and technology in investment, retail and global transaction banking. Liz’s expertise includes technology installations, market data usage at global investment banking, retails banks and more.
  • #5 Antonio Selas
    Antonio Selas is partner at Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo which is a professional practice mainly focused on competition, intellectual property, FinTech and payment services. Antonio is also a speaker, lecturer and expert on blockchain, crypto currency, FinTech, insurance tech and regulations.


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