World Affairs Conference Opens Today

Ann Marie Park
International Education, 308.865.8944

“World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Profit From Today’s Headlines” is the opening presentation for the two-day World Affairs Conference Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Andrew Busch, global foreign exchange market strategist for BMO Capital Markets will give the opening presentation at 9 a.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room E.

Busch will also address members of the UNK College of Business and Technology at the Kearney Country Club from 12:15 – 1 p.m. His 12:15 p.m. presentation will discuss how the new Obama administration budget will impact agriculture and energy as well as tax rates. There will be a news conference at 1 p.m.

A senior fellow on economic issues for the Illinois Policy Institute, Busch has consulted with the staffs from the U.S. Treasury, Congress and the White House on economic and financial market issues. He was an adviser on the economy and the financial markets for presidential nominee John McCain. He is recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events.

For the last five years, he has appeared on CNBC’s “The Closing Bell” with Maria Bartiromo, and he hosts “Man v Market” for CNBC. His guest blog is number one for CNBC.

A prolific writer, he produces a newsletter titled “Busch Update,” and a monthly column for “SFO (Stock, Futures and Options) Magazine.” His book, “World Event Trading: How to Analyze and Profit From Today’s Headlines,” is available on Amazon and was translated into Mandarin in 2008. It will be translated into Japanese in 2009.

Busch joined BMO Financial Group in 1990 in the foreign exchange trading room of Harris Trust and Savings Bank, which merged with Bank of Montreal’s room in 1995. Before joining Harris, he traded foreign exchange at Northern Trust Co. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1983 and received an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1988.