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Andrew Busch

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Economist, former Chief Market Intelligence Officer US govt., outside advisor to White House, Public Policy & Financial Industry Expert

Andy answers "where we do go from here?" by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas how to overcome, adapt and thrive. He does this by delivering keynotes based on his up-to-date research on the economy, on the election and on ESG. He's fast, upbeat and funny...and engages any audience using polling and storytelling. Andy spent his career doing this for an investment bank, but also just did this for the US govt. as the 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer. Today, Andy works with agriculture, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and energy firms...any group trying to answer, "Where Do We Go from Here"?

Fee Range: $10,001 – $20,000
Location:
Illinois

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:  extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics.

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.

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.

Mr. Busch 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 economics prize winner 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.

Andy is a trusted expert for the US government and corporate executives.  In his presentations, he researches, interviews and discovers the unique aspects of each specific conference, firm and industry with whom he presents.  He delivers a customized keynote experience, giving context to why the world is changing and how it'll impact the space of those in his audience.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Economy: where do we go from here? How to Overcome, Adapt and 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.

Andy recently did this webinar for MNAFP and here's what they said:

Andrew Busch was an outstanding speaker for our 2020 Annual Conference webinar. Andy helped our attendees understand the impact of COVID on our economy and what opportunities lie ahead as the economy reopens. His presentation was engaging and energetic with lots of great real-life examples. His optimistic outlook had a positive impact on our group and provided insights to help us grow in the future.  This is the second time we've had him speak for our group and we're glad we had him back.

Ag Economy: Challenges & Opportunities

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?"

For audiences, he answers the critical questions: what happens after COVID, how will this impact agriculture and when will the election help or hurt?  As CMIO, he created objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. As an authority on the markets, he provides policy insights for what works, what doesn't and what to expect in the future.

Key takeaways:

  • How will the coronavirus and oil price war and ongoing trade war impact agriculture?
  • How will the 2020 election impact the agriculture and rural sectors?
  • How will supercharged trends like WFH impact ethanol?

 

2020 US Presidential Election: impact on economy, business and jobs

The 2020 US Presidential election is between two very different candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the candidate’s policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He'll tell you which plans help or hurt the economy the most. He'll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, health care and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Most importantly, he'll tell you how the COVID economic shutdown will tip the election. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. He connects the dots to show how this election will impact the economy, business and jobs. 

Andy recently did this for Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and here's their recommendation:

For our SIOR 2020 TransACT 360 annual conference, we had Andrew Busch present via a webinar. We had almost 1K people participate on-line. Andy was fantastic and gave our attendees wonderful information about what to expect from the 2020 election. His presentation was full of real-life examples and stories to connect our audience to his material. His upbeat outlook was exactly what we needed to get us focused on the future and what the opportunities will be heading into the 2020 election.

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.

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.

 

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