Jason Schenker is the world’s top ranked Financial Market Futurist. As the President of Prestige Economics, he advises executives, corporate boards, public corporations, private companies, central banks, and governmental bodies. He also directs forecasting, risk management, and strategic consulting projects.
Mr. Schenker is consistently ranked one of the most accurate forecasters in the world by Bloomberg News. Since 2011, he has been ranked the #1 forecaster in the world for his forecast accuracy in 23 different categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Brazilian Real, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and non-farm payrolls.
Mr. Schenker is also the Chairman of The Futurist Institute, which he founded in October 2016 to help analysts and economists become futurists. And he is an instructor of a course for LinkedIn Learning on Corporate Finance Risk Management . Mr. Schenker is the founder of Hedgefly, a risk management platform using Blockchain technology that he developed while studying FinTech at MIT. Mr. Schenker is also the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association, and he is the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts.
Mr. Schenker has written five Amazon Best Sellers: Commodity Prices 101 (2012), Recession-Proof (2016), and Electing Recession (2016) Jobs for Robots (2017), and Midterm Economics (2018). His most recent book is The Promise of Blockchain: Hope and Hype of an Emerging Disruptive Technology.
Mr. Schenker is also a Columnist for Bloomberg Prophets. Mr. Schenker has appeared as a guest and guest host on Bloomberg Television, as well as a guest on CNBC. He is frequently quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times.
Prior to founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked for McKinsey as a Risk Specialist, where he was responsible for directing industrial, energy, and agricultural trading and risk initiatives on six continents. Before McKinsey, Mr. Schenker worked for Wachovia as the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist.
Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in German from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s in History and German from The University of Virginia. He also holds a Certificate in FinTech from MIT, a Certificate in Supply Chain Management from MIT, a Certificate in Professional Development from UNC, and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School. Mr. Schenker holds the professional designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). He is also a Board Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Jason Schenker knows the business world and knows what is important to them. His “Economic Outlook” session for our conference has become a staple of the event and much anticipated by the attendees. The information he provides is invaluable; he is astute, controversial, and accurate in his assessment and analysis of global situations and markets. Our attendees, who are treasury and finance professionals in the corporate world, find Jason and this session to be invaluable. His speaking scores are always some of the highest among the over 400 speakers at our conference. In our world, Jason Schenker is a rock star!