Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch

Author, columnist and television commentator, Andrew Busch has been connecting the dots between events and global financial markets for the last twenty-five years. As the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for BMO Capital and outside advisor to Congress and the US Treasury, Andrew Busch regularly crafts strategies for dealing with the volatile global markets. With a humorous and humble Midwest approach, Busch shows audiences how to interpret the seismic global and public policy shifts that are taking place for investors and corporations. His timely and energetic presentations show attendees how to live and thrive in the current economic chaos. Read more

Christopher Patten

Cristopher Patten

As a man whose expertise straddles the globe, Christopher Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, understands the economic and geopolitical world of tomorrow: the future of Asia and Europe and their markets, as well as globalization and its discontents. As the last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten negotiated the handover of the colony to China in 1997, but it didn’t stop him from working tirelessly to strengthen Hong Kong’s institutions and infrastructure, believing that “the values Hong Kong represented were the values of the future in Asia as everywhere else.” Lord Patten is skeptical, however, of the notion that Asian values in general somehow translate into economic success – that distinctly Asian values can explain the success of Asia’s economic “tigers.” Lord Patten understands the reality behind the myth of Asian “success,” showing audiences what the East does wrong – as well as what it does right – and demonstrating clearly how both East and West have common interests that should be reached together. Lord Patten has strong views on the future of Asia, particularly how the West should deal with China as an economic player. Equally of interest to him is the future of the West; just how strong and influential is Europe’s Economic Union? Can the separate countries come together to achieve their goal of borderless commerce and trade as one with the rest of the world? Or will internal pressures within countries threaten this union? Lord Patten, who served as a commissioner with Europe’s European Union, shows audiences what lies ahead for the E.U. and how it influences the global economic future. Patten is the author of The Tory Case, East and West and Cousins and Strangers (British title, Not Quite the Diplomat). His latest book is How the World Works (Fall 2008). Read more

Ted Fishman

Ted Fishman

Ted C. Fishman is a veteran journalist, essayist and former member and trader of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. His talks reflect the intelligently researched material found in his writing and have most recently focused on the emergence of China and its impact on the lives of Americans as consumers, workers, managers, and citizens. Fishman’s presentations combine engaging storytelling with a wide ranging knowledge about the world economy, putting his audiences’ top concerns into context and exploring how they relate to big, global economic trends. Read more

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer is the president of the world’s leading global political risk research and consulting firm, Eurasia Group. He is creator of Wall Street’s first-ever global political risk index now the GPRI (Global Political Risk Index) — a joint venture with investment bank Citigroup. Bremmer has written for Washington Post, Newsweek, and Harvard Business Review and appears frequently in the media as a political risk expert. He works with financial, corporate, and government groups to provide them with accurate information and insight on how political developments move markets. Read more