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Andrew  Busch

Andrew Busch

First Chief Market Intelligence Officer at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Biography

"We asked Andrew to keynote our fall conference. Our group was looking for a speaker who could provide both economic insight and thoughts on the upcoming presidential election. After cancelling live events in 2020, we asked Andrew to present the event virtually. 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. He used the technology to its full-effect with audience engagement, an event-specific background, and effective visuals. As a meeting planner, he was easy to work with and a consummate professional. I highly recommend Andrew for your next event!" -Iowa Bankers Association

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. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including the economy, stock market direction, interest rates and China's influence on the global commodity markets. Read More >

Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. 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. Each week, he led the agency on a market and economic roundtable discussion with the staffs of the White House, the US Treasury, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Board.

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 is author of the book World Event Trading covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Demo Reel

Chaos to Confidence During Times of Economic Stress

2020 Election Virtual Event Highlight

Where Do We Go From Here: Education

Why Markets Are Rallying and Why the Shut Down Will End Soon

Where Do We Go From Today: Food

Speech Topics

Election Outcome & Beyond: Impact on the Economy, Business & Jobs

The outcome of the 2020 election could have the largest swing in economic policy in our lifetimes. Democratic control of both the White House and Congress with the potential ending of the Senate 60 vote filibuster rule will drive the shift. 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. But any form of a split Congress/Presidency will contain major challenges across the entire economy. 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? Read More >

In this keynote, Andy objectively breaks down the winner’s policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He'll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, tax and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Andy takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. Read Less ^

Preparing Now for the Future of Work

COVID has driven a mass adoption of technology, forever changing how we learn, work and socialize. The velocity of change is accelerating and demands adaptation. WFH has led the way as any business that could, did. Teams, Zoom and GoToMeetings were just a sampling of the software utilized to connect offices. And classrooms. Even with a vaccine, many workers prefer to work at home 2-3 days a week. Adaptive change is critical for how we educate and prepare for this new work environment. Flows of information, knowledge and community are being shaped by forces we need to recognize and control. Can we take our new on-line identities and create success? How can we learn from successful businesses who are overcoming, adapting and thriving during these times? Read More >

As the 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government, Andrew Busch today helps businesses and individuals understand the forces at work driving change in our world. From entertainment to agriculture, he curates the struggle to overcome, adapt and thrive from top businesses and he shares this knowledge with clients. He gives a picture of the future to create the action needed to prepare for success. Read Less ^

Economy: Where Do We Go From Here? How to Overcome, Adapt & Thrive!

"Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?" is an in-depth study of COVID impact from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are shaped by world events like infectious disease.  Andrew is not only a noted economist, he's an infectious disease expert and author. (World Event Trading) There are many reasons why he's known as "the great calmer downer" especially during the most difficult times. Andrew details the supercharged trends and new opportunities awaiting those that are prepared.

ESG: A Major Opportunity

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains how a Biden victory and the new EU budget will supercharge interest in ESG. This is already happening as record amount of money has flowed into sustainable focused ETFs and open-end mutual funds in both in 2019. Most striking, money flowed into ESG equity products in 2020 when almost all other equity funds saw money leave. Read More >

But what actually is it and how do you define how to invest in companies that say they are doing it? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG is trickier for investing than it looks. How does it fit into a bigger picture of the economy and how will it drive trends? After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to explaining why the SEC is not likely to approve ESG and regulate it. And why this will matter to all investment professionals and investors. Read Less ^