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Ron Insana      

Senior Analyst at CNBC & Financial Industry Expert

Ron Insana is a reporter for Market Score Board Report with Ron Insana and a Senior Analyst and Commentator at CNBC. He was the anchor of CNBC's "Street Signs", which aired weekdays during stock market hours. Until December 5, 2003, he and Sue Herera co-anchored CNBC's then flagship nightly financial news program, Business Center.

He has written for Money magazine and USA Today and has hosted two nationally syndicated radio programs.

In addition to his work as a business journalist, Insana was the CEO of Insana Capital Partners, from 2006-2008, which, at its peak, managed the $125 million Insana Capital Partners "Legends Fund."

For nearly three decades, Insana has been a highly respected business journalist and money manager, who began his career at the Financial News Network in 1984 and joined CNBC when FNN and CNBC merged in 1991.

Insana is well-known for his high-profile interviews, which included Presidents Clinton and Bush; billionaire investors Warren Buffett, George Soros and Julian Robertson, among others: captains of industry from Bill Gates to Jack Welch and to the late Steve Jobs, top economists, analysts and global heads of state, from Former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to Jordan's current Queen, Rania.

Insana was named one of the "Top 100 Business News Journalists of the 20th Century" and was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy for his role in NBC's coverage of 9/11.

He has authored four books on Wall Street and is a highly regarded lecturer on domestic and global economics, financial markets and economic policy issues.

Speech Topics


2014: A Year of Transition

In 2014, there are many events that may cause some short-term tumult in both the domestic markets and in the global economy.

While I remain fundamentally optimistic about the long-term prospects for a growing US economy that will create a "Fortress America" over the next 5-10 years, 2014 has the potential to create a significant pause in the forward momentum of the markets and global economy.

1.) The transition at the Federal Reserve is of key importance, as Janet Yellen assumes the title of chair on February 1, 2014.

2.) As economic growth accelerates, and long-term interest rates rise, reflecting stronger growth and reduced need for Federal Reserve intervention, the U.S. stock market and emerging markets, may suffer a significant correction (15-20%), as they adjust to accelerating growth and "normalized" interest rates.

3.) Emerging Markets are no longer moving in unison, with each facing the threat of, not only rising rates, but both positive and negative political developments in each nation. Thailand, Ukraine, Singapore and India face formidable political problems, while Mexico, Indonesia and Vietnam continue to advance, both politically and economically.

4.) Make or break years for China and Japan with new economic and political policies being pushed and tested.

5.) Geo-political challenges between China and Japan, the U.S. and Iran, the U.S. and China could all cause economic disruptions and short-term, but increasing volatility in a variety of markets.

In all, these uncertainties are enough, in my view, to set 2014 up as a year of transition that interrupts, but does not end, America's march toward a stronger, more balanced and more functional economy and political environment.

After 4 years of stellar returns in the stock market; steady, but unspectacular growth in the economy, we could be in for a pause that refreshes. It may seem like something less benign, but it is a topic worth exploring in the months ahead.

Fortress America: The Case for Growth in 2014 and Beyond

While many analysts are pessimistic about America’s prospects for solid economic growth over the next few years, trusted financial industry analyst Ron Insana makes a persuasive case that there is no place like home. As Europe deals with the sovereign debt crisis shaking the Euro Zone to its core, China manages looming inflationary worries and the once-hot emerging markets have seemed to cool off, Americans have increased reason to be optimistic that the economy will grow far beyond our current expectations. Insana reads all of the signs—from an industrial renaissance, a domestic energy boom and a born-again consumer to record corporate profits and the hard choices that politicians must make to shore up our overstretched national balance sheet—to help audiences understand how and why the U.S. will outpace the world in terms of growth and finally solve the fiscal and regulatory problems for which the country has been severely criticized. Without ignoring the other global growth stories that will advance the markets in the near future, Insana helps investors, businesses and organizations understand the way forward.

Politics, Policy and the Economy: What Issues on Capitol Hill Mean for Main Street and Wall Street

Debt and deficit issues, the unemployment picture and reigniting the global economic engine all have the White House, Congress and a frustrated public all focused on the continued uncertainty that faces the economy. President Obama and Congress still face a myriad of complex policy choices. What effect will regulation like Dodd Frank and the Affordable Care Act have on how business operates? Will tax cuts and the increased liquidity help jump-start growth? What does the current state of fiscal and monetary policy say about our long-term prospects for a full recovery? And just how will policymakers decide to spend money as President Obama and Congress work together in the President’s second term? A veteran financial industry analyst, Ron Insana provides clear and coherent analysis that bridges the gap between Capitol Hill and the Federal Reserve, explaining how their actions spill onto both Wall Street and Main Street. In this forward-looking presentation that shows how today’s political and economic headlines will affect your future, Insana shares trusted insights on where we are, where we are going and how the intersection between politics, policy and the economy will get us there.

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