About Andrew Busch - Renowned Political Economist, Author, Keynote Speaker:
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 author of the book World Event Trading covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets.
After a career of 35+ years, he brings his perspective, insights and energy for fighting for the last piece of dinner to as many people and organizations as possible. Andy breaks down the economy, politics and technology to simplify the complexity and ensure that everyone can understand how they impact business and lives. As a member of a large family and a husband/father of his own large family - Andy knows the importance of seeing through difficult, chaotic times towards the opportunities the future holds.
What Andrew Busch Talks About:
2020 US Presidential Election: Impact on Economy, Business and Jobs
The 2020 US Presidential election is between two very different candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the candidate’s policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He’ll tell you which plans help or hurt the economy the most. He’ll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, health care and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Most importantly, he’ll tell you how the COVID economic shutdown will tip the election. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. He connects the dots to show how this election will impact the economy, business and jobs.
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 COVID impact 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. There are many reasons why he’s known as “the great calmer downer” especially during the most difficult times. Andrew details the supercharged trends and new opportunities awaiting those that are prepared.
ESG: A Major Opportunity
Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. Andy 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.
Andy Busch's unique experiences of working in U.S. government along with thirty years of analyzing the markets -- gives a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation - both during and after the keynote.
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