Global Economy, Finance, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author and First Chief Market Intelligence Officer for US Government
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.
Economic and Market Expert
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.
Keynote Speaker and Consultant
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. When it comes to economic keynote speakers, Andrew Busch is a favorite. Book Andrew Busch at Speakers.com today!
The 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. Inflation exploded and markets have crashed. The war in the Ukraine is a great example of the speed of change and the disruption that can happen to the global economy. As well, foundational AI, blockchain and co-bots are just a few of the extraordinary tools being leveraged right now to help businesses overcome, adapt and thrive. 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. Are you thinking about how to adapt to the disruptions to run your business better or how you can grow it faster? How are you challenging yourself with new ideas, new concepts, new technology? Can you understand the economic and inflationary forces driving change to lead you in transforming your business and adapting your strategy to take control of the future? Andy says, “Let’s explore the economic future by getting you the tools you need to be successful.” Audience Takeaways: • Update on the war, supply chains and the economy (inflation) • Key trends supercharged by the virus and war • Case study on your industry’s opportunities for growth
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? • 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
Climate Change: growth opportunities
Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest topics today for clients, investors and businesses. It has also come under criticism from the SEC and activist shareholders. Andy explains why both are occurring including how the Ukraine war is going to supercharge interest in reducing carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. He’ll provide context for any audience to understand where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going on climate change. Want to understand how the Ukraine war is driving both an increase in GHG and carbon reduction? He covers it. Want to know how the recent climate events in Germany, Tennessee and California are creating momentum for faster changes? He covers that. Want to know how rising sea levels and more humidity are impacting supply chains? He covers that. Want to know about the UN climate conference in 2021 is making an impact now on the economy? He covers that. And just what is “greenwashing?” Or what is the current state of carbon credits? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG trends will impact your industry. Most importantly, what are the opportunities from these changes? After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to this new and rapidly expanding ESG world. Audience takeaways: • What is ESG, its history and future • What are key risks for ESG investors and regulatory risk for business • How is the Ukraine war driving more carbon creation and a higher demand for solutions?
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. Key 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. This groundbreaking speaking topic is an absolute must for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly evolving world. So, buckle up and prepare for a mind-blowing journey with Andrew Busch at the helm!
All Andrew Busch Books
World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Make Money From Today’s HeadlinesPurchase Book
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
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
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 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