Andrew Busch
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Andrew Busch

"Where do we go from here?” is the question I answer on the economy, business and govt. policy. I break down today’s chaos to give specific ideas how to overcome, adapt and thrive.

Economist; Former CMIO, U.S. Government; Author

Expertise In:

  • Economic Forecast
  • U.S. Current Events
  • Environmental Issues
  • Global Economy and Trade
  • U.S. Fiscal Policy

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • The Finance Industry
  • The Manufacturing Industry
  • The Professional Services Industry

"Where do we go from here?” is the question I answer on the economy, business and govt. policy. I break down today’s chaos to give specific ideas how to overcome, adapt and thrive.

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.Mr. Busch 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.

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.

Featured Videos

Andrew Busch's Speech Topics

Economy: where do we go from here?

How to Overcome, Adapt and Thrive!

"Economy: where do we go from here?" is an in-depth study of the economy from a speaker with a deep understanding of how the markets and the economy are shaped 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. He provides understanding for what a vaccine and a Biden presidency mean for growth. Andrew details the supercharged trends and new opportunities awaiting those that are prepared. 

Election Outcome and Beyond: Impact on the Economy, Business and Jobs

The outcome of the 2020 election could have the largest swing in economic policy in our lifetimes. Democratic control of both the White House and Congress with the potential ending of the Senate 60 vote filibuster rule will drive the shift. 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. But any form of a split Congress/Presidency will contain major challenges across the entire economy. 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 winner’s policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He'll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, tax and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Andy takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future.

ESG: A Major Opportunity

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Busch explains how 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? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, 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, Busch 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.  

Works by Andrew Busch