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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 is the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government and economic futurist at AndrewBusch.com. For the CFTC, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets and the economy. His job was to take all the news, information and data on the economy and markets; and filter it into condensed, easily understood research; then communicate it to the government and public. Read More >

Andy provided economic and market briefings to White House, US House, US Senate, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Board and the US Treasury staff on a wide range of issues including interest rates, China’s influence on trade, and the impact of technology on the economy.
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.

Today, he’s a consultant and keynote speaker with a wide range of clients including financial services, energy, real estate, manufacturing, construction and agriculture. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Keynote Highlight

China, Pelosi, & Economic Impact of Visit

ESG and Climate Change: Growth Opportunities

On US Housing Market

Speech Topics

The Future Economy: Growth Opportunities

The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. The coming year will be transformational as trends super-charged by the pandemic fully exert themselves on the economy. AI, robots, AEVs, 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. He provides context by doing a “where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going” for the economy. He takes the trends super charged by COVID and applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing. He shows you the future by showing you where bets are being placed today for 5-10 years down the road. Are you thinking about how to run your business better or how you can grow it faster? How are you challenging yourself with new ideas, new concepts, innovation? Can you understand the economic forces driving change to lead you in transforming your business and adapting your strategy to take control of the future? Andy says, “Let’s explore the economic future by getting you the tools you need to be successful.” Read More >

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  • Update on the economy and outlook for midterm elections
  • Key trends supercharged by the virus
  • Case study on your industry’s opportunities for growth

Future Work: Growth Opportunities

If the world feels like it’s speeding up, that’s because it is. Technological changes via cloud computing, computer speed and algorithmic modeling are advancing more rapidly than anyone could’ve guessed five years ago. The tumult they will create for the economy and jobs is part of the chaos we can expect going forward. But what are the growth opportunities for those entering the workforce today? How will the reshaping of our economy drive change and demand for new skills? Which jobs will be phased out and which ones will survive? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch speaks with CEOs and top managers for every business sector as he creates research on the future economy for his clients. From financial services to plastics, Andy gets the inside scoop on what the top business minds consider challenges and future growth opportunities. Read More >

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  • What is “foundational AI” and how is it already changing the job market?
  • What jobs will likely survive and what jobs will likely fade away?
  • How will this impact the economy, and will policy changes make a difference?
  • How to prepare today for the rapid shift coming to employment?

2022 US Midterm Elections: Outlook & Growth Opportunities!

Midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations and economy. There are razor thin Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate. Since 1938, there have only been 2 times a sitting president added seats in a mid-term election. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. How will a split Congress impact regulation? Or spending? Or trade? Or the Supreme Court? Federal Reserve Policy? What will be the Biden legislative strategy for the remaining 2 years of his presidency? How will all this impact the 2024 US Presidential election? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch has been in the US government when a power shift occurred and provides his insights into answering all these questions. Most importantly, he gives you an outlook for the growth opportunities coming from these changes for your industry and members. Read More >

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  • Outlook for outcome of US House and Senate midterm elections
  • Key policy changes on legislation, trade and regulations impacting your industry
  • Growth opportunities created by the changes and key trends driving the economic future

ESG & Climate Change: Growth Opportunities

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest topics today for clients, investors and businesses. Andy explains why a Biden victory and the new EU budget has supercharged interest in ESG. He’ll provide context for any audience to understand where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going on ESG and climate change. Want to know how the recent climate events in Germany, Tennessee and California are creating momentum for faster changes? He covers that. Want to know how rising sea levels and more humidity are impacting supply chains? He covers that. Want to know about the UN climate conference in November that is making an impact now on the economy? He covers that. And just what is “greenwashing?” Or what is the current state of carbon credits? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG trends will impact your industry. Most importantly, what are the opportunities from these changes. After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to this new and rapidly expanding ESG world. Read More >

Audience takeaways:

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  • What is ESG and its history
  • What are key risks for ESG investors and regulatory risk for business
  • Why Millennials and the UN climate conference will drive change