Economic Futurist, 1st Chief Market Intelligence Office US Government

Andrew Busch
Speaking Fee: $10,000 to $20,000

Travels From: ORD - Chicago (All Airports)

Primary Topic Category: Economy

Secondary Topic Category: Politics

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Andrew Busch At A Glance:

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 and global economy. Andy answers "where do we go from here?" for the future by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas how to overcome, adapt, and thrive. His ROI is preparing your board, clients and conference attendees for the opportunities ahead.

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.

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, inflation, 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 war, and their impact on the economy and markets.

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

  • 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. Just as the US was getting over the worst of COVID, Russia invaded and China shutdown ports due to COVID. War in the Ukraine, inflation soaring, interest rates spiking, supply chains crashing are all examples of the speed of change.

    But how did we get here? More importantly, where do we go from here?

    Andy provides the context needed to understand the forces at work creating momentum for change in the economy and your business. AI, climate subsidies and co-bots are just a few of the extraordinary tools/spending being leveraged right now. Are you aligning yourself for what will occur? Andy literally wrote the book on large, catastrophic events and how they impact our markets, economy and world. As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes and societal shifts (war) 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 & war, then applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing, and opportunities are growing.

    Audience Takeaways:
    • Update on the war, supply chains and the economy (inflation/interest rates/govt. spending/recession)
    • Key trends supercharged by the virus and war including chips, bioeconomy & AI (ChatGPT)
    • Case study on future growth opportunities
  • AI Unleashed: Disrupting the Economy and Shaping the Future

    In this compelling and visionary keynote, Andy dives deep into the far-reaching effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on economic growth, job creation, and politics, unraveling the complex interplay between these crucial domains. Embark with the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US govt. on a fascinating journey uncovering the potential of AI to redefine the global landscape, and learning how to adapt and thrive in this new era of unprecedented change.

    Andrew Busch is known for his ability to simplify complex topics, uncover hidden trends, and spark lively discussions. With his signature blend of enthusiasm, wit, and insight, he's about to shed light on the most significant technological advancement of our time - Artificial Intelligence.

    Audience Takeaways:

    • The AI Economy Unleashed: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how AI is driving economic growth, spurring innovation, and catalyzing new business models across diverse industries.
    • The Workforce Reimagined: Explore the dynamic relationship between AI and job creation, and learn how to foster a resilient workforce capable of navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities of an AI-driven world.
    • The Political Paradigm Shift: Examine the transformative impact of AI on politics, as it reshapes power structures, policy-making, and the very nature of democracy.
    • Balancing the Scales: Uncover the role of AI in addressing economic disparities and promoting inclusive growth, and learn how to develop and implement strategies that ensure no one is left behind.
    • The Road Ahead: Gain actionable insights and practical guidance on preparing for the AI-driven future, embracing the opportunities it presents, and overcoming the challenges it poses, both individually and collectively.
  • 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.

    Audience takeaways:

    • What is “foundational AI” and how is it already changing the job market? (Think ChatGPT!)
    • 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?
  • 2024 US Presidential Election: growth opportunities

    The race for 2024 starts in 2023. These midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations and economy. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. Did the January 6th committee make an impact? How will a split Congress impact regulation? Inflation? Fiscal spending? Trade? 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 and who are the top candidates from both sides of the aisle? Most importantly, how will the elections impact your business? 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.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Outlook from 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
  • The Future Economy: opportunities for growth

    The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. 2021 will be transformational as trends super-charged by the pandemic fully exert themselves on the economy. AI, robots, Zoom, 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. 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, new 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 solve these problems together by getting you the tools you need to be successful.”
  • Election Outcome and Beyond: Impact on the Economy, Business and Jobs

    The outcome of the 2020 election will have the largest swing in economic policy in our lifetimes. With a unified Democratic Congress, the Biden administration will bring large changes impacting the entire economy. 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. Also, how does vaccine hesitancy and virus mutation change the focus for policy? 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? In this keynote, Andy objectively breaks down the policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He'll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, tax, energy and environment will all be impacted and discussed. Andy takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future.
  • ESG: the future of energy is now

    Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains why 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? How will this impact lending and borrowing for energy firms? 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.
  • Ag Economy: a big shift

    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: why are the Ag markets volatile, how will this impact agriculture and when will it end? 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 Biden administration change the policies currently in place at USDA, USTR and Treasury? - How will a vaccine change the outlook for global exports? - How will supercharged trends like WFH, digitization and AI impact farming via ethanol and environment? 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?"
Andy Busch mesmerized our attendees! This is the 3rd time we’ve had him come back. He gave us tools to grow our members business. The case study was incredibly helpful to understand our future opportunities.

— Lauren Lakin, CEO Executive Productions, Chicago Office Leasing Broker Association

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. I highly recommend Andrew for your next event!

— Darcy Burnett, Sr. Education Coordinator, Iowa Bankers Association

Andrew Busch was a key success factor for our NC Chamber’s 79th Annual Meeting. He gave us an ability to understand the future economy and opportunities for growth. Our members gave him a 100% satisfaction rate with a 5.0 rating on a 5-point scale. The success of the event wouldn’t have been possible without him.

— Talisa Hite, Director of Events, NC Chamber of Commerce

It was fantastic to have Andy provide the keynote address at our economic outlook conference. We got so much great feedback that everyone loved his insights and his presentation! He tailored it specifically for us and showed the future AZ growth opportunities. We’d love to have him come back!

— Alex Rounds (McAlister), Event Director, Phoenix Business Journal

Andy was outstanding. We had many, many members come up and say he was the best keynote speaker we’ve booked. He’s funny, upbeat and took time to spend time with our members. We were inspired by his positive look into the future for the economy and opportunities.

— Beth Mills, Western Bankers

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. I highly recommend Andrew for your next event!  

— Darcy Burnett, Sr. Education Coordinator, Iowa Bankers Association

We hired Andrew to appear in-person for our fall Pacific Life Educational Symposium to provide insight into the economy, US election, and technology, and their impact on business and jobs. We shifted to a virtual meeting in July and asked him to accommodate. He delivered a high energy and engaging session to our large virtual audience. Our clients were actively engaged, and we ran out of time for all the questions they wanted to ask. His message of "prepare now for the opportunities ahead” was the message of optimism we needed for our attendees.    

— Stephanie Niswander, CMP, Event Project Manager Pacific Life

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.

— Minnesota Association of Financial Professionals

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