Andrew Busch
Fee Under $25,000

Andrew Busch

My purpose is to simplify complexity and chaos to inspire confidence in the future. Times are challenging today, I break it down and give you hope for tomorrow.
Political Economist, Author, and Journalist

Expertise In:

  • Financial Technology
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Economy and Trade
  • U.S. Fiscal Policy
  • Communication

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Corporations
  • The Finance Industry
  • The Technology Industry

From Chaos to Confidence!

Here are three reasons why Andy is a trusted expert for the US government, corporate executives and speaker bureaus:

1. He makes it all about the audience by researching, interviewing and discovering the unique aspects of your conference, firm and industry.
2. He delivers a customized keynote experience, giving context to why the world is changing and how it'll impact your space.
3. He brings energy to lift any audience at any time of day, no standing behind a podium, no notes, and no downtime in his keynotes!

Andy helps clients break down the chaos and complexity of the world to comprehend its impact on their business. He does this by delivering keynotes and original research that move participants from the current chaos to confidence in the future. Andy has over 35 years of experience in the financial markets and communicating how they work to top firms in financial services, energy, agriculture, technology and the US government.

The first Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government during a time where the world shifted from calm to chaos, Andrew B. Busch offers keen insights into the current global economic landscape, challenges for the future growth and where technology is taking us. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve.

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.  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.   

Seeing a need, Andrew created a communication seminar on power public persuasion for the senior leadership at the CFTC, a US government agency. It was presented to every major division in the agency, as well as the SEC and the US Treasury. The communication seminar enhanced the skills sets of senior management and staff to connect and persuade both internally and externally. Lawyers, economists, analysts and staff all attended.

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.

Featured Videos

Featured Experiences

Economic Stars: Big Themes Pulling Business, Economics and Politics

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

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management struggling with economic and political uncertainty
  • Business leaders looking for future growth and opportunity
  • Managers seeking to connect their work to the economy, D.C. and technology.

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Outlook for US economy, world economy (Brexit!) and Federal Reserve Policy
  • Outlook for understanding 2020 election, trade and social policies
  • Outlook for technology like blockchain, AI and cyber

The business and economic worlds are complex:  wouldn’t it be great if you had a simple structure to frame and understand both?  Keeping things in perspective requires an ability to know what’s important and when for the US economy, US politics and technology.  Andy gives you what you need:  a way to look at these and understand their influence and pull.  Using the Sun (Fed), the Earth (US domestic policy) and the Moon (tech), Andy gives your audience the universe impacting business, economics and politics in a way everyone can understand.

Good News: Hope for 2019!

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology.

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Outlook for US economy, world economy (Brexit!) and Federal Reserve Policy
  • Outlook for US domestic policy like trade and tax
  • Outlook for disruptive technology like blockchain, AI and crypto currencies

In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the former CMIO for the US government, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. By using a combination of humor, anecdotes and stories, he helps audiences understand the political economy and what changes will mean for businesses, jobs and lifestyles. As a journalist, an author and researcher, Andy does a deep dive on research to bring you an objective view into this world.

Market Volatility: impact on business, economy and policy

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology.
  • Audiences trying to understand market chaos, political uncertainty and the impact on their jobs

The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders will understand how the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combining to create volatility with the cost of money
  • Management will learn how US trade, tariffs and sanctions impact their business
  • Audiences will see how technology can eclipse all other factors at key moments

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 world today. For audiences, he answers the critical questions: why are the markets volatile and how will this impact us? 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.

Market Volatility: impact on farm business, economy and policy

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior Ag management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business Ag leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Ag Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology
  • Audiences trying to understand market chaos, political uncertainty and the impact on the agriculture sector

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Leaders will understand how the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combine to create volatility with the cost of money
  • Management will learn how US trade, tariffs and sanctions impact their business
  • Audiences will see how technology can eclipse all other factors at key moments

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. For audiences, he answers the critical questions: why are the Ag markets volatile, how will this impact farmers 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.

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