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Chief Market Intelligence Officer, Global Currency, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author, Radio Host and Contributor, CNBC

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.

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:

Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress .... The Outbreak: Outlook and Opportunities for Business

Many customers are now requesting live webinar updates for their audiences on just how the Coronavirus will affect their specific industry and their business.

Andrew Busch’ Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress is an in-depth study of the coronavirus from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are impacted 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 offers upbeat solutions combined with real time facts.

Good News: Hope for the Economy!
(Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A)

In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the 1st former CMIO for the US government, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. He gives your audience a simple, powerful structure to understand a complex world. US trade policy, Federal Reserve interest rate policy and technology are all covered and connected back to your business.

What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today to be comfortable with the future? Could they ignore the headlines and focus on their long-term goals? Imagine the impact this would have on your business and future growth. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the economic future.

This program is perfect for:

• Senior management dealing with economic and trade uncertainty
• Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities
• Managers connecting their work to govt. policy, economy and technology

The audience will leave with:

• A simple, powerful structure to frame big events impacting US economy including Federal Reserve interest rate changes
• Outlook for US domestic policy like trade and tax
• Outlook for disruptive technology like blockchain, AI and crypto currencies

 2020 US Presidential Election:  Impact on Business, Jobs and Lives
(Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A)

With over twenty Democrat candidates running, the 2020 US Presidential election is in full swing. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the wide range of Democratic economic, social and tax plans.  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. And explain what to expect from President Trump as he attempts to gain a second term. Trade, health care and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the future. He connects the dots to show how this election will impact their business, their jobs and their lives.

This program is perfect for:

• Senior management dealing with political uncertainty
• Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities
• Managers connecting their work to govt. policy, economy and technology

The audience will leave with an objective view of:

• Democrat candidate's economic, social and tax plans
• President Trump's economic, social and tax plans
• Trade, healthcare and energy plans from both sides

Understanding Government and Regulation: Lessons from the Inside
(Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A)

Who’s ever said to themselves, “This US government policy makes no sense.” “Why are they doing this, don’t they know the problems this will create?” Or maybe, “I really need to figure out what this government is doing, why they are trying to put in this new rule or that new regulation in place.” If your audience has asked these questions, then this is the keynote for you.

In 2017, Andy took a job with the Trump administration and worked at the highest level of finance within the US government at the CFTC. As the 1st ever CMIO, he advised the Chairman, he directed a team of 30 market researchers and dialogued with the SEC, the US Treasury, Congress, the Federal Reserve and the White House. In this keynote, he provides answers to the questions raised above: how and why does the government function the way it does? How does it work at the highest levels and what are the interactions? Andy pulls back the curtain to explain what drives policy, what a Chairman can and can’t do and what it’s like to work with staff.

This program is perfect for:
• Lawyers dealing with federal government regulators
• Compliance managers structuring new regulatory procedures
• Business leaders taking new products to the government for approval

The audience will leave with:

• How regulatory policy is created and driven by political appointees
• Why new financial products struggle to get approved and how to work around it
• A strategy to facilitate interactions with regulators to achieve desired results

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