Andrew Busch Chicago, U.S.
- 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) and author of the book “World Event Trading”.
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.
He authored the book “World Event Trading” which covers large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets.
Themes and Topics
Economy: Where we do go from here? How to Overcome, Adapt and Thrive!
Andy breaks down the chaos of our world and gives 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. He does this by delivering keynotes based on his up-to-date research on the economy, on policy and on supercharged trends. He’s fast, upbeat and funny…and engages any audience using polling and storytelling.
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. How does a COVID vaccine change the focus for policy? 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.
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