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Ron  Insana

Ron Insana

CNBC Contributor, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author & Financial Professional

Biography

What are the forces driving the economy and how will they impact you, your business, your industry, and your investment decisions? Those are the questions Ron Insana has answered for viewers and listeners every single day for over three decades. Currently a contributor to CNBC where he also served as anchor and correspondent since 1991, Ron also hosts The Market Score Board Report, a thrice-daily nationally syndicated radio program. As a financial journalist, Ron stands alone as someone who ran his own hedge fund – experience that adds to the depth of his insights. He’s also written for Money magazine, USA Today, and authored four bestselling books on investing and reading the financial market. In Ron’s speeches, he explains how Wall Street, Main Street and Washington intersect – translating the market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information everyone can understand and use to protect what they have and find opportunities in any type of market condition. Read More >

Ron Insana was a trailblazer; among the first group of financial journalists who launched the Financial News Network (FNN) in 1984. When FNN merged with CNBC in 1991, Ron continued to cover the most important stories affecting the financial markets as an anchor and correspondent on CNBC and on other NBC news outlets. In the process, he became one of the most visible reporters broadcasting financial news.

Over the years, Ron became well-known for his high-profile interviews, which included Presidents Clinton and Bush; billionaire investors Warren Buffett, George Soros and Julian Robertson, among others; captains of industry like Bill Gates, Jack Welch and the late Steve Jobs; top economists, analysts and global heads of state, from Former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to Jordan's Queen, Rania.

During his broadcasting career, Ron has received numerous honors for his work. He was named one of the "Top 100 Business News Journalists of the 20th Century" and was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy Award for his role in NBC's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

In addition to his work as a business journalist, Insana was the CEO of Insana Capital Partners, from 2006-2008, which, at its peak, managed the $125 million Insana Capital Partners Legends Fund. His hands-on experience in the financial industry – through some of the markets’ most turbulent times – gives Ron an added depth of perspective that few financial journalists can match.

Ron Insana has authored four bestselling books: How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History (2009); Traders Tales: A Chronicle of Wall Street Myths, Legends, and Outright Lies (1996), Trend Watching: Don’t Be Fooled by the Next Investment Fad, Mania, or Bubble (2002), and The Message of the Markets (2000).

In addition to writing, contributing, and advising, Ron Insana is a highly-regarded speaker on domestic and global economics, financial markets, and economic policy issues. He is also currently senior adviser at Schroders Investment Management. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

U.S. Becoming an Economic Fortress

Americas Economic Future Better Than Many Think

Historical Look at Economic Cycle

Demographic and Economic Growth

Politics in the Internet Age

On Coronavirus Market Selloff

Speech Topics

The Next Wave: New Technologies That Will Transform Your Future

Navigating the post-Coronavirus world will continue to be a whiplash-inducing experience. The new technologies and medical breakthroughs that are coming will make things even more challenging. 5G, AI, robotics, machine learning, regenerative medicine, and more are all racing towards us. Soon, mountains of data will come more forcefully than ever, changing even further what is possible in business. The biggest change of all is how quickly new technologies become ubiquitous. Ron looks at the most impactful new technologies and the impact they’ll have. They include experts who are already working on creating human organs from stem cells printed on 3-D printers…and researchers working to stop the aging clock altogether. Experts believe that among millennials, the first person to live to 150 has already been born. Are we ready for that future?

Restoring Prosperity in a Post-Pandemic World

The U.S. economy’s longest expansion was stopped dead in its tracks by the Coronavirus pandemic - a shock that proved to be a wake-up call, not just to America, but to the whole world. What happens as we emerge on the other side of this crisis? New habits, sensibilities, and technologies will likely radically alter how we live and work for years, if not decades, to come. That doesn’t mean the U.S. won’t ultimately recover. In fact, with the proper policies and incentives, the economy of the next 50 years could be, quite conceivably, far stronger than the economy of the last 50 years. The question becomes to what kind of world do we want to return - and is government and the private sector providing leadership to take us into that future? Ron Insana looks at how the future is unfolding and the economic implications for you, your business, and your industry.

Economic Reality Check: A Snapshot of the Future

Whiplash may be the best way to characterize how it feels to try and navigate this economic landscape. With accelerating change and disruption everywhere, every day can feel like uncharted territory for business leaders. It’s made worse because the old models of predicting where the economy is headed aren’t as reliable as they once were. Amid such uncertainty, Ron Insana leans on more than three decades of covering business and economic news to connect the dots to paint a picture of the economic future for business. This is a powerful look at the U.S. and global economies and the political, social, technological, and market forces that are driving them.

2020 Vision: The Consequences of the Presidential Election

The upcoming presidential election is a sharp contrast in economic visions. What are the choices being offered? What are the economic consequences of each – for Main Street – for Wall Street? Ron Insana unpacks the candidates’ agendas and works to separate campaign rhetoric from reality; suggesting what might actually be politically achievable in the next presidential term in a non-partisan presentation. What goes on in Washington doesn’t stay in Washington – it impacts the business environment like never before. What will 2020 mean for you, your business, your industry, and your investments? Those are the questions Ron Insana answers in this presentation.

The Message of the Markets: What Are They Saying About the Future?

How can you protect what you have and find new opportunities in this uncertain investment climate? Ron Insana weighs in on stocks, bonds, interest rates, cryptocurrencies, real estate, and more with smart strategies for dealing with a complex global economy and a U.S. economic expansion that some feel is long in the tooth and others say still has plenty of room to grow. How can you effectively chart a course and minimize risk while still growing your investments? It’s a tricky question and Ron Insana offers solid answers with up-to-the-minute statistics to back up his observations. In an economic environment where dramatic change can occur in an instant, Ron Insana arms audiences with sound advice they can use to protect their economic future.