Andrew Busch

economy and trends speaker andrew busch

Andrew Busch

economy and trends speaker andrew busch

Speaker: ANDREW BUSCH

Former Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government, An expert political economist focused on future growth

Speech Topics Include:

Market volatility:  impact on business, economy and policy

Change and Leadership under stress:  how we reformed and rehabbed a hated US government agency with no money via H.O.P.E.

Fintech Hype or Heaven?  The future of blockchain, ICOs & cryptos

Market volatility:  impact on farm business, economy and policy


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.  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.

Andy provided 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.  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.

Mr. Busch led the formation and execution of new channels to attain market research and knowledge as well as distribute this information directly to educate the public and agency.  Andy created the first podcast for the agency, “CFTC Talks”, to gain access to a wide range of market participants, top researchers and members from the US and UK governments.  Guests included:  Nobel economics prize winner Robert Shiller, Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan and UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Nick Cook.  The program was the most successful in the history of the U.S. government with over 75k downloads in over 90 countries.

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.

Market volatility:  impact on business, economy and policy

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.  Key takeaways:

  • How are the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combining to create volatility?
  • How are US trade, tariffs and sanctions impacting your business?
  • How does technology eclipse all other factors at key moments?

 

Change and Leadership under stress:  how we reformed and rehabbed a hated US government agency with no money via H.O.P.E.

Known for foot stomping both inside and outside of the agency, the CFTC was disliked by both Democrats and Republicans alike.  Industry would only engage if accompanied by their lawyers.  It was an analog financial regulatory agency, out of step with the rapid advances of fintech.  How we changed it into a digital, Fintech focused agency that led the US government into bitcoin is a story of leadership, trust and outreach via H.O.P.E.  Helping Other People Every day.  The US government’s first Chief Market Intelligence Officer, Andrew Busch discusses the lessons learned about leading under stress and achieving success to change mindsets both inside and outside your organization.  What you’ll learn:

  • Concrete steps to change culture
  • Creating trust in a trustless environment
  • What went right, what went wrong and how to shift course

 

Fintech Hype or Heaven?  The future of blockchain, ICOs & cryptos

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.  Key takeaways:

  • Are we at a peak in the blockchain hype cycle or just the start?
  • Can BTC and cryptos recover from their collapse?
  • Why does this new technology crave regulation?

 

Market volatility:  impact on farm business, economy and policy

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.  Key takeaways:

  • How are the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combining to create volatility?
  • How are US trade, tariffs and sanctions impacting farming?
  • How does technology eclipse all other factors at key moments?


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