Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch

Global Currency, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author and Contributor, Fox News

Speaker Categories: Economic Outlook | Financial Markets | Global Economy & Emerging Markets | Strategy | Global Economy & Emerging Markets | U.S. Correspondents, Hosts, and Media | International Business | Energy | Energy | Media | Finance

Travels From: IL, United States.

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Global Currency, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert;
Author and Contributor, Fox News

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:  extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics. 

Market Research

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.

Liason to the Private Sector

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.

New Channels

Mr. Busch led the formation and execution of new channels to attain market research and knowledge as well as distribute this information directly to educate the public and agency.  Andy created the first podcast for the agency, “CFTC Talks”, to gain access to a wide range of market participants, top researchers and members from the US and UK governments.  Guests included:  Nobel economics prize winner Robert Shiller, Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan and UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Nick Cook.  The program was the most successful in the history of the U.S. government with over 75k downloads in over 90 countries.

Global Currency and Policy

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.

Good News: Hope for 2019!

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

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.

Power Public Persuasion: how to connect, convince and make audiences remember

This program is perfect for: • Leadership presenting and communicating to internal and external audiences/clients/Congressional committees • Lawyers appearing before judges and juries • Staff struggling to create memorable presentations for clients The audience will leave with: • Concrete steps to improve appearance and content before any audience including shareholders, conferences, media, judges, juries and staff • A method to create trust in a trustless environment to create memorable content • A full range of communication techniques to enhance knowledge distribution and achieve client connection This is a seminar on public persuasion I formulated to help 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. I did this to enhance the skills sets of senior management and staff to communicate both internally and externally. Lawyers, economists, analysts and staff all attended.

Market Volatility: impact on farm business, economy and policy

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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  • Mr. Busch is an outstanding speaker and our audience was thoroughly engaged in his fascinating, upbeat and insightful presentation.


    Senior Director, Vizient, Inc.
  • Mr. Busch is an outstanding speaker and our audience was thoroughly engaged and captivated by his fast-paced, insightful, and humorous presentation. He received the highest rating compared to the other speakers on our conference evaluation.


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