Andrew Busch

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 and global economy. Andy provided economic and market 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.

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 and economy to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Economy, Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team.

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.

Seeing a need, Andrew created a communication seminar on power public persuasion for the senior leadership at the CFTC, a US government agency. It was presented to every major divsion in the agency, as well as the SEC and the US Treasury. The communication seminar enhanced the skills sets of senior management and staff to connect and persuade both internally and externally. Lawyers, economists, analysts and staff all attended.

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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

GOOD NEWS: HOPE FOR 2019!

Format: 45-60-minute keynote with Q&AThis 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

Format: ​45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

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 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 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

Format: ​45 minute keynote with 1 hour breakout

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 created for 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

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

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 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 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.  

 

FINTECH HYPE OR HEAVEN: THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN, ICOS & CRYPTOS

Format: ​45-60 minute keynote with Q&A
 
This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management 
  • Business leaders struggling with rapid technological change
  • Managers looking to understand blockchain, crypto currencies and regulation 

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Senior management will understand the origins of blockchain and bitcoin
  • Business leaders will understand the promise and pitfalls of the new technology
  • Managers will gain understanding of blockchain use cases

From the 1st US federal agency to approve a Bitcoin futures contract, CFTC’s Chief Market Intelligence Officer Andy Busch provides advice and insights to help audiences understand this rapidly changing world.  He discusses how companies are leveraging blockchain to create new platforms for business and achieve efficiencies for survival.  Explore the Cambrian explosion of new companies and ideas with an expert that researched and explained Bitcoin & Fintech structure issues to the US government and the public.  




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