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Andrew Busch

Global Currency, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author and Contributor, CNBC

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$15,000 - $25,000

Andrew B. Busch is the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government.  At the CFTC, 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:  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 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.

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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: 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 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.

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.

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?


 


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 Everyday.  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


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?


 


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?


 


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.

Along the way, he’ll discuss where future growth will come from and how can your business take advantage of it. He’ll crash a Fed policy meeting, crank it up about BREXIT and hit tech trends impacting your industry. He’s passionate about the positive and thinks good will come from change. Top takeaways:


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.


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  • "Mr. Busch is an outstanding speaker and our audience was thoroughly engaged in his fascinating, upbeat and insightful presentation. "

  • "Mr. Busch was an outstanding speaker as our audience was thoroughly engaged and captivated by his fast paced, insightful and humorous presentation."

  • "Mr. Busch provided an objective, nonpartisan analysis of 2016 Presidential race and it's implications for the US economy."