The most influential people in financial services, fintech and the finance sectors in the UK
25th May 2017
As part of a series of new features, we’ve teamed up with the guys at Onalytica to identify the most influential people in various verticals.
In the first ranking we ranked the most influential people in the automotive sector, now we've ranked the most influential people in in financial services, fintech and the finance industry in the UK.
|Rank||Account Type||Name||Handle||Influencer||Page Rank||Tweet Count||Follower Count||Location|
#FinTech Influencer, Keynote & TEDx Speaker, Writer and Advisor. CEO & Co-founder at @SeccoAura. #FinServ #InsurTech #WealthTech #PayTech
|2||Individual||Philip Hammond||PhilipHammondUK||Philip Hammond (PhilipHammondUK)
Chancellor of the Exchequer. Conservative PPC for Runnymede & Weybridge
|3||Individual||Jo Maugham QC||JolyonMaugham||Jo Maugham QC (JolyonMaugham)
Barrister @DevereuxLaw. Blogs http://waitingfortax.com
|4||Individual||Eileen Burbidge||eileentso||Eileen Burbidge (eileentso)
Early-stage tech VC and recovering work- and tech- aholic. Online identity full circle: Eileen Tso, Eileen Broch, Eileen Burbidge
|5||Individual||Iain Martin||iainmartin1||Iain Martin (iainmartin1)
Columnist for The Times, editor of Reaction, hack/commentator, Alanbrooke devotee, Stones obsessive. Latest book: Crash, Bang, Wallop - published by Sceptre
|6||Individual||Oscar Williams-Grut||OscarWGrut||Oscar Williams-Grut (OscarWGrut)
Senior Reporter at @BIUK covering fintech and retail. Love food & beer, CPFC fan. Tips & stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
|7||Individual||Chris Skinner||Chris_Skinner||Chris Skinner (Chris_Skinner)
Shaping the future of financial services
|8||Individual||Faisal Islam||faisalislam||Faisal Islam (faisalislam)
I'm @SkyNews Political Editor, economic crisis book @theDefaultLine Brexitologist. United ST holder. purveyor of bad jokes.
|9||Individual||Yolanda Bobeldijk||YEBobeldijk||Yolanda Bobeldijk (YEBobeldijk)
Covers #Fintech #Regtech @FinancialNews. Former #privateequity journo @WSJPE. Previously UK & Ireland correspondent. Addicted to #scoops and... Dutch cheese.
|10||Individual||Tony Yates||t0nyyates||Tony Yates (t0nyyates)
Prof of Econ, Birmingham Uni; Centre for Macro. Ex Bank of England old-timer. Macroeconomics, policy, monetary dogma, occasional nonsense. Cantankerous.
|11||Individual||Lawrence Wintermeyer||lwintermeyer||Lawrence Wintermeyer (lwintermeyer)
CEO of Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK's global FinTech community.
|12||Individual||Naomi Rovnick 藍歐蜜||naomi_rovnick||Naomi Rovnick 藍歐蜜 (naomi_rovnick)
UK-based FT editor with an Apple Daily habit.
|13||Individual||taavet hinrikus||taavet||taavet hinrikus (taavet)
CEO & co-founder of @TransferWise the international money transfer platform, previously built @Skype as 1st employee, from Estonia, adventurer, disruptor
|14||Individual||Claire Calmejane||ccalmeja||Claire Calmejane (ccalmeja)
Bringing to life digital disruption & innovation at Lloyds Banking Group, co-author of a research report at MIT on Digital Transformation. Views are my own.
|15||Individual||Anna Irrera||annairrera||Anna Irrera (annairrera)
Fintech correspondent @Reuters | Lots of fintech, blockchain + other marvelous things| email@example.com | https://tinyletter.com/annairrera
Onalytica uses a peer-validated ranking methodology that extracts posts on a particular topic (e.g. fintech OR finserv etc) and then analyses the number and quality of references that the influencer receives on these posts. Interactions from other individuals and brands who are influential on the topic will give a much bigger ‘score’ than from the general public. These calculations take into account a user's resonance (how much engagement they get), relevance (number of posts on topic), reach (number of followers) and reference (how often they are referenced by other influencers). If you want to learn more, please read this article from Onalytica that outlines their approach to inﬂuencer identification