Andrew Busch Keynote Speaker
- First Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government
- Author, 'World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Profit from Today's Headlines'
- World-leading optimistic futurist and economic keynote speaker
Andrew Busch's Biography
Andrew Busch is a world-leading optimistic futurist and economic keynote speaker. He was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is the author of the book “World Event Trading”.
As an expert in economics, Andy’s career has involved advising businesses, organisations and governments on economics, policy and trends. As CMIO, he was dedicated to improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets and the economy. Andy briefed the White House, US House and US Senate on a range of issues including; extreme market volatility, China’s influence on global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics.
Andy led a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency, which provided objective research on financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve on areas including energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI).
Andy created the “CFTC Talks” podcast, to gain access to market participants, top researchers and members from US and UK governments. This was incredibly successful, reaching 75k downloads in 90+ countries.
Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and Founder of boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc. Before this, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist at the Bank of Montreal in Chicago.
In 2007, he authored the book “World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Profit from Today’s Headlines” which covers large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets.
Themes and Topics
In his talks, Andy answers “where do we go from here?” by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas on how to overcome, adapt and thrive. His ROI is preparing your board, clients and conference attendees for the opportunities that lie ahead, using up-to-date research on economics, policy and supercharged trends, combined with his funny and engaging presenting style.
The Future Economy: opportunities for growth
The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. 2021 will be transformational as trends super-charged by the pandemic fully exert themselves on the economy. AI, robots, Zoom, ESG and bitcoin are just a few of the extraordinary tools being leveraged right now to help business overcome, adapt and thrive. Are you aligning yourself for what will occur? As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes and societal shifts drive opportunities for clients.
Election Outcome and Beyond: Impact on the Economy, Business and Jobs
The outcome of this election will have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. Andy breaks down the likely changes from a Biden Administration, even without a unified Democratic Congress. Fiscal stimulus, tax & trade policy and clean energy/environment will all see big changes. Banks, insurers and tech will likely see regulatory shifts that may disrupt their business models. Andrew Busch tackles all of this and answers the key questions: what does it mean for your industry and how you can prepare for it?
ESG: the future of energy is now
Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains why a Biden victory will escalate interest in ESG and explore how you define to invest in companies that say they are doing it.
Ag Economy: a big shift
Drawing from his experience as the US government’s first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political-economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the agriculture world today. He answers the question, “Where Do We Go from Here?”
“It was just what we were looking for – an engaging, interesting, and informative presentation to engage our virtual audience. Andrew keeps the presentation moving, uses effective visuals, and provides thoughtful analysis throughout. He’s an outstanding presenter in a virtual environment, and I know he would be more amazing in person.”
– Darcy Burnett, Sr. Education Coordinator, Iowa Bankers Association