ANDREW BUSCH
Political Economist, Author, and Journalist
Andrew Busch
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$10,001 - $15,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Illinois

"Andrew Busch did an outstanding job for our virtual event covering the 2020 election impact on the economy, business and jobs. Our clients contacted us immediately to say they greatly enjoyed the content and energy via an on-line event. He exceeded our expectations by giving our banking and credit union clients a resource for all their employees to better understand the entire financial industry. We will definitely work with Andrew in 2021 to understand the outcome and aftermath from the election."

Partner and former National Financial Services Practice Leader

"Andrew Busch was an outstanding speaker for our 2020 TMC Virtual Fall Economic Update. Andy was great as he helped our members understand the growth opportunities for our members. Andy brought together the COVID shut-down, supercharged trends and the US election in a clear and easily understood presentation. He covered specific areas for our members in Texas. His optimistic outlook had a positive impact on our group and provided insights to help us grow in the future. We’d love to have him back in 2021."

Convention and Event Manager

"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."

Event Project Manager

"After cancelling live events in 2020, we asked Andrew to present our 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!"

Sr. Education Coordinator
ABOUT 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. 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.

ANDREW BUSCH PROGRAMS & TOPICS

The Future Economy: Growth Opportunities

The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. The coming year will be transformational as trends super-charged by the pandemic fully exert themselves on the economy. AI, robots, Zoom, ESG and bitcoin are just a few of the extraordinary tools being leveraged right now to help business overcome, adapt and thrive. Are you aligning yourself for what will occur? As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes and societal shifts drive opportunities for clients. He provides context by doing a “where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going” for the economy. He takes the trends super charged by COVID and applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing. Are you thinking about how to run your business better or how you can grow it faster? How are you challenging yourself with new ideas, new concepts, new innovation? Can you understand the economic forces driving change to lead you in transforming your business and adapting your strategy to take control of the future? Andy says, “Let’s explore the economic future by getting you the tools you need to be successful.”

Audience Takeaways:

  • Update on the economy and outlook for midterm elections
  • Key trends supercharged by the virus
  • Case study on your industry’s opportunities for growth

2022 US Midterm Elections: Outlook and Growth Opportunities!

Midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations and economy. There are razor thin Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate. Since 1938, there have only been 2 times a sitting president added seats in a mid-term election. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. How will a split Congress impact regulation? Or spending? Or trade? Or the Supreme Court? Federal Reserve Policy? What will be the Biden legislative strategy for the remaining 2 years of his presidency? How will all this impact the 2024 US Presidential election? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch has been in the US government when a shift has occurred and provides his insights into answering all these questions. Most importantly, he gives you an outlook for the growth opportunities coming from these changes for your industry and members.

Audience takeaways:

  • Outlook for outcome of US House and Senate midterm elections
  • Key policy changes on legislation, trade and regulations impacting your industry
  • Growth opportunities created by the changes and key trends driving the economic future

ESG and Climate Change: Growth Opportunities

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest topics today for clients, investors and businesses. Andy explains why a Biden victory and the new EU budget has supercharged interest in ESG. He’ll provide context for any audience to understand where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going on ESG and climate change. Want to know how the recent climate events in Germany, Tennessee and California are creating momentum for faster changes? He covers that. Want to know how rising sea levels and more humidity are impacting supply chains? He covers that. Want to know about the UN climate conference in November that is making an impact now on the economy? He covers that. And just what is “greenwashing?” As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG trends will impact your industry. And the opportunities that will come from it. After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to this new and rapidly expanding ESG world.

Audience takeaways:

  • What is ESG and its history
  • What are key risks for ESG investors and regulatory risk for business
  • Why Millennials and the UN climate conference will drive change

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ANDREW BUSCH BOOKS
ANDREW BUSCH
Political Economist, Author, and Journalist
Andrew Busch
TRAVELS FROM:

Illinois
KEYNOTE FEE:

$10,001 - $15,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
VIRTUAL FEE:

$8,000 - $12,500
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
VIRTUAL VIDEOS
"Andrew Busch did an outstanding job for our virtual event covering the 2020 election impact on the economy, business and jobs. Our clients contacted us immediately to say they greatly enjoyed the content and energy via an on-line event. He exceeded our expectations by giving our banking and credit union clients a resource for all their employees to better understand the entire financial industry. We will definitely work with Andrew in 2021 to understand the outcome and aftermath from the election."
Partner and former National Financial Services Practice Leader

Wipfli

"Andrew Busch was an outstanding speaker for our 2020 TMC Virtual Fall Economic Update. Andy was great as he helped our members understand the growth opportunities for our members. Andy brought together the COVID shut-down, supercharged trends and the US election in a clear and easily understood presentation. He covered specific areas for our members in Texas. His optimistic outlook had a positive impact on our group and provided insights to help us grow in the future. We’d love to have him back in 2021."
Convention and Event Manager

Texas Masonry Council

"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."
Event Project Manager

Pacific Life

"After cancelling live events in 2020, we asked Andrew to present our 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!"
Sr. Education Coordinator

Iowa Bankers Association

ABOUT 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. 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.

ANDREW BUSCH PROGRAMS & TOPICS
The Future Economy: Growth Opportunities
The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. The coming year will be transformational as trends super-charged by the pandemic fully exert themselves on the economy. AI, robots, Zoom, ESG and bitcoin are just a few of the extraordinary tools being leveraged right now to help business overcome, adapt and thrive. Are you aligning yourself for what will occur? As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes and societal shifts drive opportunities for clients. He provides context by doing a "where we've been, where we are and where we're going" for the economy. He takes the trends super charged by COVID and applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing. Are you thinking about how to run your business better or how you can grow it faster? How are you challenging yourself with new ideas, new concepts, new innovation? Can you understand the economic forces driving change to lead you in transforming your business and adapting your strategy to take control of the future? Andy says, "Let's explore the economic future by getting you the tools you need to be successful."
2022 US Midterm Elections: Outlook and Growth Opportunities!
Midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations and economy. There are razor thin Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate. Since 1938, there have only been 2 times a sitting president added seats in a mid-term election. Gridlock is likely, but don't be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. How will a split Congress impact regulation? Or spending? Or trade? Or the Supreme Court? Federal Reserve Policy? What will be the Biden legislative strategy for the remaining 2 years of his presidency? How will all this impact the 2024 US Presidential election? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch has been in the US government when a shift has occurred and provides his insights into answering all these questions. Most importantly, he gives you an outlook for the growth opportunities coming from these changes for your industry and members.
ESG and Climate Change: Growth Opportunities
Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest topics today for clients, investors and businesses. Andy explains why a Biden victory and the new EU budget has supercharged interest in ESG. He'll provide context for any audience to understand where we've been, where we are and where we are going on ESG and climate change. Want to know how the recent climate events in Germany, Tennessee and California are creating momentum for faster changes? He covers that. Want to know how rising sea levels and more humidity are impacting supply chains? He covers that. Want to know about the UN climate conference in November that is making an impact now on the economy? He covers that. And just what is "greenwashing?" As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG trends will impact your industry. And the opportunities that will come from it. After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to this new and rapidly expanding ESG world.

Request Availability for Andrew Busch

ANDREW BUSCH BOOKS