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Political Economist and Future Growth Expert

Andrew Busch

At a glance:

Andrew Busch electrifies audiences globally, speaking on the core of economics, politics, culture and the media. His upbeat and humorous style has been crafted over five years of weekly appearances talking politics with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC and two years as an analyst on CNBC’s Money in Motion. Andy breaks down complex economic issues and makes them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers. Now Offering Virtual Programming

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. 

 

  • Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress

    How to Overcome, Adapt and Thrive!

    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.

    Here's what he'll cover:
    1. What the economy has to overcome from the shutdown
    2 What businesses and your industry are doing to adapt
    3. What are the opportunities to thrive from the reopening and the election

  • Good news: Hope for the Economy

    Format: 45-60-minute keynote with Q&A

    In this time of economic, political, and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the first former Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the U.S. government, Busch 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. Potential 2020 election policy changes, U.S. trade policy, Federal Reserve interest rate policy, and technology are objectively discussed and connected back to your business.

    What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today so they can 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. Busch 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; or
    -Managers connecting their work to government policy, economy, and
    technology.

    The audience will leave with:

    -A simple but powerful structure to frame big events impacting U.S. economy including Federal Reserve interest rate changes and Brexit
    -A clear outlook for U.S. domestic policy like trade and tax; energy; and the 2020 elections
    -A clear understanding of how interest rates drive disruptive technology like blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrencies




  • 2020 Presidential Election: impact on business, jobs and the economy

    Format: ​30-45 minute keynote with Q&A

    With over twenty Democratic candidates running, the 2020 U.S. Presidential election is in full swing. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in U.S. history. In this keynote, Andy Busch 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, plus 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. Busch 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 business, jobs, and the economy.

    This program is perfect for:
    -Senior management dealing with political uncertainty;
    -Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities; or
    -Managers connecting their work to government policy, economy, and
    technology.

    The audience will leave with an objective view of:
    -Democratic candidate's economic, social, and tax plans;
    -President Trump's economic, social, and tax plans; and
    -Trade, healthcare, and energy plans from both sides.
  • 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's 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. 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. Arrange a pre-booking call with Andrew today and he'll share his take on this pressing topic.
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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