Bryan Durkin & Andy Busch “Fireside Chat – The Future of Futures”
NIBA Chicago Conference
NIBA is pleased to announce this year’s keynote session “The Future of Futures” featuring CME Group’s President, Bryan Durkin and former CFTC Chief Market Intelligence Officer Andy Busch. These industry leaders bring their unique and interesting perspective to this forward looking discussion. We are as interested and excited as you to hear these two speak!
Bryan T. Durkin serves as President of CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s Technology, Global Operations, Market Technology and Data Services, and International businesses.
Durkin has been part of the futures industry in Chicago for more than 30 years, beginning his career with the Office of Investigations and Audits at the Chicago Board of Trade. He has held several key positions at CBOT, and then later at CME Group, including roles as CME Group’s Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. And, as part of his responsibilities, he led the global integrations following CME’s merger with the Chicago Board of Trade and CME Group’s acquisition of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Durkin serves on a number of industry advisory committees, as well as the Board of Directors of the CME Group Community Foundation and the Board of Advisors of Misericordia.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from Lewis University.
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 the 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 Finetch and & 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.
Andy created the first podcast for the agency, “CFTC Talks” The program was the most successful in the history of the U.S. government with over 75k downloads in over 90 counties. 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