First Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government
CFTC Chairman’s liaison to the private sector
Expert on US and international policy including trade and tax issues
Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets and the economy. Andy provided briefings to the White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including: extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics.
As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team.
In his role as CMIO, he was CFTC Chairman’s liaison to the private sector and met with a wide range of market participants including proprietary trading groups, futures and swaps exchanges and Fintech startups/investors. He led the formation and execution of new channels to attain market research and knowledge as well as distribute this information directly to educate the public and agency.
Andy created the first podcast for the agency, “CFTC Talks”, to gain access to a wide range of market participants, top researchers and members from the US and UK governments. Guests included: Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan and UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Nick Cook. The program was the most successful in the history of the U.S. government with over 75k downloads in over 90 countries.
Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago.
Themes and Topics
Looking ahead to the 2020 US Presidential Election
The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. Andy breaks down the wide range of economic, social and tax plans. He’ll tell you which plans help or hurt the economy the most and he will outline what to expect from President Trump as he attempts to gain a second term.
Good news: Hope for the economy
In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. Andy will provide a clear powerful structure to understand this complex world.
Understanding Govt. and Regulation: Lessons from the Inside
Andy has worked at the highest level of finance within the US government at the CFTC. He now helps executives understand how things work at the highest levels. He pulls back the curtain to explain what drives policy the best approach to work with federal government regulators
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