Ron Insana was a trailblazer; among the first group of financial journalists who launched the Financial News Network (FNN) in 1984. When FNN merged with CNBC in 1991, Ron continued to cover the most important stories affecting the financial markets as an anchor and correspondent on CNBC and on other NBC news outlets. 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, Insana 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 –through some of the markets’ most turbulent times –gives Ron an added depth of perspective that few financial journalists can match.
Ron Insana has authored four bestselling books: 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 Insana 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.
- Navigating the Not-Normal Economy
As the world grapples with inflation, broken supply chains, confounding markets, economic and political turmoil, and living with Covid long term, Ron Insana is a voice of economic reason. Properly assessing the current environment is vital to determining what to do next. A savvy trend-watcher, Ron looks at today through the lens of economic history. He offers insights to help business leaders and investors plan for the future in a world beset by constant change. Ron tailors this presentation to suit each audience and can focus on:
- The outlook for business growth; which sectors are winning, which are stuck?
- Comparing prospects: Main Street vs. Wall Street
- How to protect what you have and find new opportunities
- Markets always send signals; what is the message of the markets right now?
- Washington policy moves: how they’ll impact business and investments
- The global business outlook
- The future of crypto and NFTs
- The next wave of new tech: 5G, AI, robotics, regenerative medicine, and more
- Restoring Prosperity in a Post-Pandemic World
The U.S. economy’s longest expansion was stopped dead in its tracks by the Coronavirus pandemic - a shock that proved to be a wake-up call, not just to America, but to the whole world. What happens as we emerge on the other side of this crisis? New habits, sensibilities, and technologies will likely radically alter how we live and work for years, if not decades, to come. That doesn’t mean 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. The question becomes to what kind of world do we want to return - and is government and the private sector providing leadership to take us into that future? Ron Insana looks at how the future is unfolding and the economic implications for you, your business, and your industry.
- Smart Money Moves - What To Do Next
How can you protect what you have and find new opportunities in this uncertain investment climate? Ron Insana weighs in on stocks, bonds, interest rates, cryptocurrencies, real estate, and more with smart strategies for dealing with a complex global economy and a U.S. economic expansion that some feel is long in the tooth and others say still has plenty of room to grow. How can you effectively chart a course and minimize risk while still growing your investments? It’s a tricky question and Ron Insana offers solid answers with up-to-the-minute statistics to back up his observations. In an economic environment where dramatic change can occur in an instant, Ron Insana arms audiences with sound advice they can use to protect their economic future.
- Economic Reality Check - A Snapshot of the Future
Whiplash may be the best way to characterize how it feels to try and navigate this economic landscape. With accelerating change and disruption everywhere, every day can feel like uncharted territory for business leaders. It’s made worse because the old models of predicting where the economy is headed aren’t as reliable as they once were. Amid such uncertainty, Ron Insana leans on more than three decades of covering business and economic news to connect the dots to paint a picture of the economic future for business. This is a powerful look at the U.S. and global economies and the political, social, technological, and market forces that are driving them.