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A New Challenge for Financial Expert

April 7, 2017 – by A.L. Davies ’19

Andrew B. Busch ’83

Andrew B. Busch ’83 Joins U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Andrew B. Busch ’83 is taking his 30 years of experience in the financial sector into an innovative new position: the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

“I'm delighted that Andy Busch will bring his extraordinary market insight and great communication skills to the important work of the Commission,” acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said in a press release.

Previously, Busch has served as the CEO of his own boutique economic research company, Bering Productions Inc. (BPI), as well as the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist at the Bank of Montreal. He also worked in the foreign exchange trading department at the Northern Trust Company.

“In this new position, which reports directly to the Chairman, Andy will engage with the CFTC’s new Market Intelligence Unit as well as market participants, industry analysts, economists, policy makers, and other regulators,” Giancarlo said. “He will help communicate to a broader American public emerging trends in the commodity futures markets that the CFTC oversees.”

Busch has a podcast, “Engage with Andy Busch,” and has appeared on CNBC, FOX Business, BNN, The Larry Kudlow Show, and Mornings with Maria Bartiromo. He has served as an outside advisor for both U.S. Treasury Secretaries and members of Congress.

Busch, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio Wesleyan University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was a Management Economics major. In 1988, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, focusing in International Finance.

Read the full press release from the CFTC about Busch’s new position.