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Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch

Andy answers "where we do go from here?" by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas on how to overcome, adapt, and thrive.

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Price range

  • $12,500 - $20,000
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Expert

  • Agriculture
  • Communication
  • Economy
  • Future
  • Global Economics
  • Politics
  • Technology
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Experience

  • Finance
  • Government
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Career

  • 36 Years
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  • About

    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. 

    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 the author of the book “World Event Trading” covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets. 

  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    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 and elections.  Andrew details the supercharged trends and new opportunities awaiting those that are prepared.  He’ll share why a vaccine will greatly help and how it will influence growth. Andrew is not only a noted economist, he’s an infectious disease expert and author. (World Event Trading) He provides context for understanding a Biden administration and what it’ll mean for growth. There are many reasons why he’s known as “the great calmer downer”, especially during difficult times. 

    Andy recently did this webinar for Iowa Bankers and here’s what they said:

    We asked Andrew to keynote our fall conference. Our group was looking for a speaker who could provide both economic insight and thoughts on the upcoming presidential election. After canceling live events in 2020, we asked Andrew to present the event virtually. 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. He used the technology to its full-effect with audience engagement, an event-specific background, and effective visuals. As a meeting planner, he was easy to work with and a consummate professional. I highly recommend Andrew for your next event! 

         Darcy Burnett, Sr. Education Coordinator, Iowa Bankers Association

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    The outcome of the 2020 election will have the largest swing in economic policy in our lifetimes. Even without a unified Democratic Congress, the Biden administration will bring large changes impacting the entire economy. 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. Also, how does a COVID vaccine 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 the environment will all be impacted and discussed. Andy takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. 

    Recommendation from Pacific Life:

    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. We shifted to a virtual meeting in July and asked him to accommodate. He delivered a high energy and engaging session to our large virtual audience. Andrew adapted to the technology, ensured our branding was strategically placed and delivered compelling visuals. 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

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy explains why a Biden victory and the new EU budget will supercharge interest in ESG. This is already happening as a 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, Andy 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, Andy 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.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

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

    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. He answers the question, “Where Do We Go from Here?”

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

    Key takeaways:

    ” How will the Biden administration change the policies currently in place at USDA, USTR and Treasury?

    ” How will a vaccine change the outlook for global exports?

    ” How will supercharged trends like WFH, digitization and AI impact farming via ethanol and environment?

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    “We were very pleased with Andy’s presentation! It was clear he has had experience presenting virtually– video and audio were set up very well. Andy also did a really nice job with the questions to keep the audience engaged.”

    NW Farm Credit Services Crystal K
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    “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.”

    MN Association of Financial Professionals Kate C
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    “We've worked with Andy Busch on several conferences and he's fantastic. He combines his unique experiences of working in US government with thirty years of analyzing the markets to give a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation both during and after the keynote.”

    Worldwide Business Research
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    “Simply put, we were delighted to have Andrew Busch provide his keen insights into the economy, politics and market turbulence. Andy was gracious with his time with our conference attendees and was great to work with. He provided almost unlimited access to all the attendees interested in learning more and gave the conference a knowledge base to understand the markets. He was fun, entertaining and passionate on topics that can be challenging for audiences. We'd have him back anytime.”

    Profit & Loss
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.
MN Association of Financial Professionals Kate C