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Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch

My purpose is to simplify complexity and chaos to inspire confidence in the future. Times are challenging today, I break it down and give you hope for tomorrow.

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  • $10,000 - $20,000
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  • Agriculture
  • Communication
  • Economy
  • Future
  • Global Economics
  • Politics
  • Technology
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Experience

  • Finance
  • Government
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Career

  • 36 Years
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  • About

    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.

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  • Program

    Keynote | Educational

    In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the 1st former CMIO for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil.  He gives your audience a simple, powerful structure to understand a complex world.  US trade policy, Federal Reserve interest rate policy, Ag policy and technology are all covered and connected back to your business. 

     

    What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today to be comfortable with the future?  Could they ignore the headlines and focus on their long-term goals?  Imagine the impact this would have on your business and future growth.  Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the economic future. 

     

    This program is perfect for:

    • Senior management dealing with economic and trade uncertainty
    • Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities
    • Managers connecting their work to govt. policy, economy and technology

     

    The audience will leave with:

    •     A simple, powerful structure to frame big events impacting US economy including Federal Reserve interest rate changes and Ag policy

    ·         Outlook for US domestic policy like trade and tax

    ·         Outlook for disruptive technology like blockchain, AI and crypto currencies

    Keynote | Educational

    With over twenty Democrat candidates running, the 2020 US Presidential election is in full swing.  The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest govt. policy swings in US history.  In this keynote, Andy breaks down the wide range of Democratic economic, social and tax plans.  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.  And explain what to expect from President Trump as he attempts to gain a second term.  Trade, Ag and energy will all be impacted and discussed.  Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the future.  He connects the dots to show how this election will impact their business, their jobs and their lives.

     

    This program is perfect for:

    • ​Senior management dealing with political uncertainty
    • Business leaders assessing future growth and economic opportunities
    • Managers connecting their work to govt. policy, economy and technology 

    The audience will leave with an objective view of:

    • ​Democrat candidate’s economic, social and tax plans
    • President Trump’s economic, social and tax plans
    • Trade, healthcare and energy plans from both sides

    Keynote | Educational

    Who’s ever said to themselves, “This US government policy makes no sense.”  “Why are they doing this, don’t they know the problems this will create?”  Or maybe, “I really need to figure out what this government is doing, why they are trying to put in this new rule or that new regulation in place.”  If your audience has asked these questions, then this is the keynote for you.  

    In 2017, Andy took a job with the Trump administration and worked at the highest level of finance within the US government at the CFTC.  As the 1st ever CMIO, he advised the Chairman, he directed a team of 30 market researchers and dialogued with the SEC, the US Treasury, Congress, the Federal Reserve and the White House.  In this keynote, he provides answers to the questions raised above:  how and why does the government function the way it does?  How does it work at the highest levels and what are the interactions?  Andy pulls back the curtain to explain what drives policy, what a Chairman can and can’t do and what it’s like to work with staff.

    This program is perfect for:

    • Lawyers dealing with federal government regulators

    • Compliance managers structuring new regulatory procedures

    • Business leaders taking new products to the government for approval

     

    The audience will leave with:

    •     How regulatory policy is created and driven by political appointees

    ·         Why new financial products struggle to get approved and how to work around it

    ·         A strategy to facilitate interactions with regulators to achieve desired results

  • Review
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    “We've worked with Andy Busch on several conferences and he's fantastic. He combines his unique experiences of working in US government with thirty years of analyzing the markets to give a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation both during and after the keynote.”

    Worldwide Business Research
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    “Simply put, we were delighted to have Andrew Busch provide his keen insights into the economy, politics and market turbulence. Andy was gracious with his time with our conference attendees and was great to work with. He provided almost unlimited access to all the attendees interested in learning more and gave the conference a knowledge base to understand the markets. He was fun, entertaining and passionate on topics that can be challenging for audiences. We'd have him back anytime.”

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We've worked with Andy Busch on several conferences and he's fantastic. He combines his unique experiences of working in US government with thirty years of analyzing the markets to give a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation both during and after the keynote.
Worldwide Business Research