The Futurist Institute
Mr. Schenker is the President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute. He has been ranked one of the most accurate financial forecasters and futurists in the world. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker a top forecaster in 43 categories, including #1 in the world for his accuracy in 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, and U.S. jobs.
Mr. Schenker was ranked one of the top 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia in 2018. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fox Business, BNN, NTV, Bloomberg Germany, and the BBC. Mr. Schenker has also been a guest host of Bloomberg Television and he is currently a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.
Mr. Schenker attends OPEC and Fed events, and he has given keynotes for public companies, industry groups, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. He has advised NATO and the U.S. government on the future of work, blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, data analysis, forecasting, and fake news. Mr. Schenker has written 20 books. Six have been #1 Best Sellers, including: Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Electing Recession, and The Robot and Automation Almanac. Mr. Schenker also wrote The Promise of Blockchain, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Fog of Data, Robot-Proof Yourself, Financial Risk Management Fundamentals, Midterm Economics, The Dumpster Fire Election, Spikes: Growth Hacking Leadership, Reading the Economic Tea Leaves, and Be the Shredder, Not the Shred. His forthcoming books include The Future of Agriculture, The Future of Healthcare, and Disruption Warfare: The Future of Military Conflict in a Time of Rapidly Advancing Technological Innovation.
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, The Future of Healthcare, and The Future of Quantum Computing. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for LinkedIn Learning courses on Corporate Finance Risk Management, Audit and Due Diligence, Recession-Proof Strategies, and a weekly Economic Indicator series.
Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in Germanic Languages and Literature 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, a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School, and a Certificate in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon. 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 AnalystTM and holds the FLTATM designation.
Before founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked as a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Company, where he provided content direction to trading, risk, and commodity project teams on six continents. Prior to McKinsey,
Mr. Schenker was the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia, which is now Wells Fargo. Based in Austin, Mr. Schenker is one of only 100 CEOs on the Texas Business Leadership Council, a non-partisan organization that advises Texas elected leadership at the state and federal level. Mr. Schenker is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He also sits on multiple boards and is the VP of Finance on the Executive Committee of The Texas Lyceum, the preeminent non-partisan leadership group in Texas.
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