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Jason Schenker    

Top-Ranked Economist, Best-Selling Author & President of Prestige Economics

Mr. Schenker is ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 42 categories, including #1 in the world for his forecast accuracy in an astonishing 25 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, the Swiss Franc, the Russian Ruble, the Chinese RMB, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, U.S. new home sales, and U.S. jobs. Mr. Schenker attends OPEC and Fed events, and he has given keynotes for public companies, industry groups, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and NATO. Mr. Schenker is also a columnist for Bloomberg Prophets and he has written seven books. Four of his books have become #1 Best-Sellers on Amazon: Jobs for Robots, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, and Electing Recession.

He also wrote Robot-Proof Yourself and Be the Shredder, Not the Shred, and he is also the editor of The Robot and Automation Almanac, which is compiled annually by The Futurist Institute. Mr. Schenker advises executives, industry groups, institutional investors, and central banks as the President of Prestige Economics. He also founded The Futurist Institute in October 2016, for which Mr. Schenker has created a rigorous course of study that includes The Future of Work, The Future of Transportation, The Future of Data, The Future of Finance, Futurist Fundamentals, The Future of Energy, The Future of Leadership, and The Future of Healthcare. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, for which he has released a course on Corporate Finance Risk Management.

Mr. Schenker is very active in FinTech. In the fall of 2016, he founded Hedgefly, a risk management platform using Blockchain technology and a Bitcoin backend. Mr. Schenker is the Executive Director of the Texas Blockchain Association. Mr. Schenker is also a member of the Central Texas Angel Network, which is the most active angel investor network in the United States. He is also the Futurist for Hyperloop Massachusetts. Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in German from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s in History and German from The University of Virginia. He also holds a Certificate in FinTech from MIT, a Certificate in Supply Chain Management from MIT, a Certificate in Professional Development from UNC, and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School. Mr. Schenker holds the professional designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner). He is also a Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst (FLTA).

Mr. Schenker is currently completing a certificate in Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University. Based in Austin, Mr. Schenker is one of only 100 CEOs on the Texas Business Leadership Council, a nonpartisan group that advises Texas elected leadership at the state and federal level. He also sits on multiple boards and is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Schenker is on the advisory board of Hidden Star, a non-profit focused on helping low-income, minority, and disadvantaged entrepreneurs start and succeed. Mr. Schenker is also a director of the 2018 class of the Texas Lyceum, a non-partisan, non-profit that fosters business and policy dialogue on important U.S. and Texas issues.

Speech Topics


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

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

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

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

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

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