Global Economy, Finance, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author and First Chief Market Intelligence Officer for US Government
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 the economy, stock market direction, interest rates and China’s influence on the global commodity markets.
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. Each week, he led the agency on a market and economic roundtable discussion with the staffs of the White House, the US Treasury, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Board.
Financial Industry Insider
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 their impact on the markets.
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 when we were getting over the worst of COVID, Russia invades. The war in the Ukraine is great example of the speed of change and the disruption that can happen to the global economy. As well, AI, robots, Zoom, 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? Andy literally wrote the book on large, catastrophic events and how they impact our markets, economy and world. The coming year will be transformational as trends super-charged by the pandemic fully exert themselves on the economy. AI, robots, Zoom and bitcoin are just a few of the extraordinary tools being leveraged right now to help business overcome, adapt and thrive. 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 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 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 • Key trends supercharged by the virus and war • Case study on your industry’s opportunities for growth
Biden Administration: Impact on the Economy, Business and Jobs
The Biden victory is creating the largest swing in government economic policy in our lifetimes. With a unified Democratic Congress, the Biden administration is bringing large changes impacting the entire economy. Fiscal stimulus, tax & trade policy and clean energy & environment are all seeing significant shifts. Banks, insurers and tech will likely see regulatory policy that may disrupt their business models. Also, will 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 (Environmental, Social and Governance): Growth 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. And it’s already starting as record amount of money has flowed into sustainable focused ETFs and open-end mutual funds in 2019. What’s stunning is money flowed into ESG in a record amount during the COVID-19 outbreak and shutdown of the global economy! In this keynote, Andy covers what ESG is, why the demand has risen, examples of ESG fund strategies and why there is a tremendous opportunity via the 2020 US election and the new EU stimulus program. 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. And as an added bonus, he tells you how does it fits into a bigger picture of the economy and how it will impact your industry. 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 that will matter to all investment professionals and investors.
2022 US Midterm Elections: Outlook and Growth Opportunities!
Midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations and economy. There are razor thin Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate. Since 1938, there have only been 2 times a sitting president added seats in a mid-term election. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. How will a split Congress impact regulation? Or spending? Or trade? Or the 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? 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 specific industry.
All Andrew Busch Books
World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Make Money From Today’s HeadlinesPurchase Book
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. 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
Mr. Busch is an outstanding speaker and our audience was thoroughly engaged in his fascinating, upbeat and insightful presentation.
- | Senior Director, Vizient, Inc.