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Jason Schenker knows the business world and knows what is important to them. His “Economic Outlook” session for our conference has become a staple of the event and much anticipated by the attendees. The information he provides is invaluable; he is astute, controversial, and accurate in his assessment and analysis of global situations and markets. Our attendees, who are treasury and finance professionals in the corporate world, find Jason and this session to be invaluable. His speaking scores are always some of the highest among the over 400 speakers at our conference. In our world, Jason Schenker is a rock star!
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Jason Schenker

President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics; Chairman, The Futurist Institute; Executive Director, Texas Blockchain Association

Jason Schenker is ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters in the world. He shares the worldview that shapes his forecasts with clients and audiences around the world. In April 2016, Bloomberg News ranked Schenker a top forecaster in nine categories, including #1 forecaster in the world of WTI crude oil prices, #1 forecaster of copper prices and #2 forecaster of the U.S. unemployment rate. In July 2016, Bloomberg News ranked Schenker a top forecaster in twelve categories, including #1 forecaster in the world of gold prices, #1 forecaster of all industrial metals prices and #2 forecaster of silver prices.

The Current Economic and Financial Outlook

The economy and financial markets are constantly shifting. This presentation will offer an integrated view of the state of the key major world economies, with a particular focus on the United States. There will also be a significant discussion of current and near-term Fed and foreign central bank policies, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, the dollar, oil prices and precious metals prices. Hear market expectations and near-term forecasts from one of the most accurate forecasters in the world, according to Bloomberg News. The presentation will also discuss long-term trends and threats that will become increasingly important in years to come.

Audiences will learn about:

  • Current economic and financial market conditions and forecasts from one of the top-ranked, most accurate forecasters in the world
  • Factors that pose near-term upside risks to the economic outlook
  • Factors that pose near-term and long-term downside risks to the outlook

Risk Management in the Face of Economic and Financial Market Uncertainty

Economic and financial market dynamics pose risk—and even more so as technicals become increasingly important alongside fundamental economic data. This presentation includes a discussion of financial market risk management from an expert who worked as a risk specialist at McKinsey before founding Prestige Economics, a research firm that has consistently performed risk management consulting projects for some of the largest companies in the world. Market-specific risks will be discussed within the context of the economic outlook, including interest rates, foreign exchange and commodities. In addition to a discussion of managing market risks, there will be a discussion of financial market trading dynamics, where the definition of long term has become increasingly shorter. This presentation includes a discussion of expectations for the future of market volatility and investing, as technicals become increasingly more important. 

Audiences will learn about:

  • Current economic and financial market conditions and forecasts from one of the top-ranked forecasters in the world
  • Implementing risk management strategies to help them better manage their risks
  • The trend toward shorter-term trading and what it means for financial market volatility

Economic, Financial and Recession Outlook

This presentation focuses on the prospects of recession within the context of the current state of the economy. Three kinds of recessions can affect specific companies, industries or regions. This presentation includes a discussion of these recessions and where they currently exist—and the areas to which they could spread. Contagion risk and market-specific risks will be discussed within the context of the economic outlook, including economic forecasts, as well as forecasts of interest rates, foreign exchange and commodity prices. A number of the topics in this presentation draw on topics from Jason Schenker’s #1 Amazon best seller Recession-Proof: How to Survive and Thrive in an Economic Downturn.

Audiences will learn about:

  • Current economic and financial market conditions and forecasts from one of the top-ranked forecasters in the world
  • Where recessions exist, how they could spread and what contagion risks are at play
  • What the prospects for overall U.S. recession look like in coming years, including a discussion of proprietary survey data
  • Which data and markets should be watched for confirmation or divergence from expectations of three kinds of recessions

Oil: Domestic Policy, Global Risks and Future Opportunities

Oil prices have become increasingly volatile and important for financial markets. Jason Schenker has been ranked the #1 oil price forecaster in the world in 2011, 2015, and 2016 by Bloomberg News. He has also been attending OPEC meetings for over a decade, and he was the first oil price forecaster to predict oil’s rise in 2004 to $50. In this presentation, Schenker will share his views on the outlook for oil and gas in the United States and abroad. He will also discuss the implications for the global economy and global politics. This presentation includes topics covered in Schenker’s #1 Amazon best seller Commodity Prices 101: A Primer on the Financial Market Drivers of Commodity Prices.

Audiences will learn about:

  • The current state of global oil markets and prices
  • Political dynamics of OPEC and non-OPEC producers
  • Long-term expectations, risks and opportunities for oil production, prices and energy alternatives
  • The importance of fundamentals and technicals that drive prices in the short term

Electing Recession: The Impact of Presidential Elections on Financial Markets and the Economy

In this presentation, Jason Schenker, one of the top economic and financial forecasters in the world, shares his nonpartisan analysis on the importance of presidential elections for financial markets and the economy. This presentation also includes integrated forecasts of major global economies, with a particular focus on the United States. There is also significant discussion of current and near-term Fed and foreign central bank policies, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, the dollar, oil prices and precious metals prices. Hear market expectations and near-term forecasts from one of the most accurate forecasters in the world, according to Bloomberg News. The presentation will also discuss long-term trends and threats that will become increasingly important for future presidents. This presentation includes topics covered in Schenker’s forthcoming book Electing Recession: The Impact of Presidential Elections on Financial Markets and the Economy.

Audiences will learn about:

  • Current economic and financial market conditions and forecasts from one of the top-ranked, most accurate forecasters in the world
  • How the party of a future president is likely to impact financial markets and the economy
  • Increasingly important long-term risks and challenges

Meet Jason Schenker

Jason Schenker is ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters in the world. He shares the worldview that shapes his forecasts with clients and audiences around the world. In April 2016, Bloomberg News ranked Schenker a top forecaster in nine categories, including #1 forecaster in the world of WTI crude oil prices, #1 forecaster of copper prices and #2 forecaster of the U.S. unemployment rate. In July 2016, Bloomberg News ranked Schenker a top forecaster in twelve categories, including #1 forecaster in the world of gold prices, #1 forecaster of all industrial metals prices and #2 forecaster of silver prices.

In total, Bloomberg News has ranked Jason Schenker one of the most accurate financial market forecasters in the world in 31 different categories since 2010, including #1 in the world in 17 categories for his forecasts of economic indicators, foreign exchange rates, energy prices, industrial metals prices and precious metals prices. For over a decade, Schenker has been a keynote speaker, guest on CNBC and Bloomberg Television and guest columnist for Bloomberg News. He has also been a frequent guest host for Bloomberg Television.

Schenker has written two Amazon #1 best sellers: Commodity Prices 101 and Recession-Proof. Commodity Prices 101 was written in 2012 about financial market drivers of commodity markets. Recession-Proof was released in February 2016, with a focus on proactive strategies for individuals facing recession. His forthcoming book, Electing Recession, takes a nonpartisan approach to explore the impact of U.S. presidential elections on financial markets and the economy. It is scheduled to be released in August 2016.

After working as an economist at Wachovia and a risk specialist at McKinsey, Schenker founded Prestige Economics, a financial market research firm that provides a retainer service to private companies, public corporations, institutional investors, central banks and government bodies. He produces the firm’s forecasts and manages its consulting projects. Schenker holds master’s degrees in Applied Economics, Negotiation and German Literature. He also holds professional designations as a Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Energy Risk Professional.

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