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Ron Insana


New York, New York, United States

CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator

As the world seeks to recover from the paralyzing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Ron Insana has been connecting the dots to give his audience a clearer idea of what the economic future might look like. A pioneering financial journalist, Ron has covered the most important economic stories of our lifetime over his nearly four decades on television. In his presentations, Ron looks at how Wall Street, Main Street and Washington are intersecting; he then translates the market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information that everyone can understand and use to protect what they have and navigate an uncertain future

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From Here to Normality

As the world seeks to regain some semblance of pre-COVID economic and political equilibrium, so many questions remain. Certainly, some things will bounce back – but which ones? Will others be forever changed (think work from home, the influence of new digital trends, our travel and entertainment, and social lives)?

None of this means the U.S. won’t ultimately recover. In fact, with the proper policies and incentives, the economy of the next 50 years could be, quite conceivably, far stronger than the economy of the last 50 years. Against that backdrop, then, how should business leaders and investors plan intelligently for an America that may re-globalize, re-engage its allies, and reject the projection of military power among its adversaries from Russia, Iran, and North Korea to its main competitors like China?

Ron Insana offers audiences a top-down view of the world as it will likely evolve in the months ahead while recognizing the bottoms-up developments that will affect the day-to-day lives from Main Street to Wall Street.

The Message Of The Markets - What Are They Saying About The Future?

How can you protect what you have and find new opportunities in this investment climate? Every day the world’s markets are speaking — shouting, really — boldly predicting the future. In fact, they are reflecting information not yet revealed to the general public.

In ancient times, investors and merchants met to buy and sell goods – and to exchange information and gossip. This information is reflected in the prices charged for those goods, whether it was news of war in a far-flung region that will cut off the gold supply or a crop failure that will make wheat scarce. Today, tradable securities are the proxies for goods and services and act in exactly the same fashion. In order to understand what the markets are saying, you have to know how to listen to and interpret the messages they are sending.

In this talk Ron Insana shows audiences how to understand the signals put out by the markets, and protect their economic future.

The Next Wave: New Technologies That Will Transform Your Future

Navigating the post-Coronavirus world will continue to be a whiplash-inducing experience. The new technologies and medical breakthroughs that are coming will make things even more challenging. 5G, AI, robotics, machine learning, regenerative medicine, and more are all racing towards us. Soon, mountains of data will come more forcefully than ever, changing even further what is possible in business. The biggest change of all is how quickly new technologies become ubiquitous.

Ron looks at the most impactful new technologies and the impact they’ll have. They include experts who are already working on creating human organs from stem cells printed on 3-D printers…and researchers working to stop the aging clock altogether. Experts believe that among millennials, the first person to live to 150 has already been born. Are we ready for that future?

Audience reviews:

  • Simply put, we could not be more pleased! In addition to having the ideal insights in the financial markets, policies and global economic drivers, Ron Insana was truly a pleasure to be around and extremely gracious of his time with our conference attendees. He provided seemingly unlimited access to all attendees interested in speaking with him. He made this year’s conference the very best ever. I hope that he becomes a regular in our circuit of speakers at both the state level here in North Carolina and perhaps also with NAIOP events in DC and throughout the country. - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Ron was perfect. No one could have done a better job. He was not only as good as I expected - he was even better. He’s a pro! - Molloy College
  • Ron Insana delivered the most insightful commentary across the political and economic landscape - all with great style and humor. Without slides or a script, he captivated the room - without exception, the audience absolutely love him. - Omnicom
  • You should know that your newest fan club – CTA – was abuzz yesterday! The Board unanimously declared you best speaker we’ve had…period. Lunch and dinner were spent talking about your insights; your range and depth are extraordinary. The gut punches of laughter were the icing on the cake. Thank you for opening our eyes much wider. - Consumer Technology Association
  • It was a rare and distinct pleasure to work with you during our summit. We received immediate positive feedback – literally as people were leaving the ballroom. I know the Long Island business community is better informed today, because of all the insights you shared with us yesterday. - Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company, P.C

Speaker Biography

Ron Insana is a trailblazer; he was among the first group of financial journalists who launched the Financial News Network (FNN) in 1984 and when it merged with CNBC in 1991, Ron continued to cover the most important stories affecting the financial markets as an anchor and correspondent. In the process, he became one of the most visible reporters broadcasting financial news.

Over the years, Ron became 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 like Bill Gates, Jack Welch and the late Steve Jobs; top economists, analysts and global heads of state, from Former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to Jordan’s Queen, Rania.

During his broadcasting career, Ron has received numerous honors for his work. He was named one of the “Top 100 Business News Journalists of the 20th Century” and was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy Award for his role in NBC’s coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

In addition to his work as a business journalist, Ron was the CEO of Insana Capital Partners, from 2006 – 2008, which, at its peak, managed the $125 million Insana Capital Partners Legends Fund. His hands-on experience in the financial industry during some of the markets’ most turbulent times gives Ron an added depth of perspective that few financial journalists can match.

Ron also hosts The Market Score Board Report, a thrice-daily nationally syndicated radio program and has written for Moneymagazine and USA Today. He has also authored four bestselling books on investing and reading the financial markets: How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History (2009); Traders Tales: A Chronicle of Wall Street Myths, Legends, and Outright Lies (1996), Trend Watching: Don’t Be Fooled by the Next Investment Fad, Mania, or Bubble (2002), and The Message of the Markets (2000).

In addition to writing, contributing, and advising, Ron is a highly-regarded speaker on domestic and global economics, financial markets, and economic policy issues. He is also currently senior adviser at Schroders Investment Management.