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Jason Schenker Leading Futurist and Top-Ranked Financial Forecaster and Economist
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 44 categories, including #1 in the world for his accuracy in 26 categories, including for his forecasts of the Euro, the British Pound, 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’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Fox Business, BNN, Bloomberg Germany, and the BBC. He has also been a guest host of Bloomberg TV and is a contributor for Bloomberg Opinion.
Since 2004, Mr. Schenker has given keynotes for private companies, public corporations, industry groups, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. He attends OPEC and Fed events and 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 30 books. Twelve have been #1 Best Sellers, including: The Future After COVID, Jobs for Robots, Quantum: Computing Nouveau, Commodity Prices 101, Recession-Proof, Futureproof Supply Chain, Electing Recession, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, The Dumpster Fire Election, and The Robot and Automation Almanac for 2018 and 2020. Mr. Schenker also wrote The Future of Food and Agriculture After COVID, The Economics of Revolt and Revolution, Write the Future, The Future After COVID, The Future of Finance After COVID, Strategic Cost-Cutting After COVID, The Promise of Blockchain, The Fog of Data, Robot-Proof Yourself, Financial Risk Management Fundamentals, Midterm Economics, Spikes: Growth Hacking Leadership, Strategic Cost-Cutting, Reading the Economic Tea Leaves, and Be the Shredder, Not the Shred. His forthcoming books include The Future of Healthcare, The Future of Travel and Leisure, Content Monster, and Disruption Warfare. Mr. Schenker was featured as one of the world’s foremost futurists in the book After Shock, and he was ranked one of the 100 most influential financial advisors in the world by Investopedia in 2018.
As the President of Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker advises executives, industry groups, institutional investors, and central banks. He also founded The Futurist Institute, for which he 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, The Future of Quantum Computing, and The Future After COVID. Mr. Schenker is also an instructor for 11 LinkedIn Learning courses on Corporate Finance Risk Management, Audit and Due Diligence, Recession-Proof Strategies, Economic Indicators, Building Leadership Visibility, Economics for Leaders, Recession Economics, and Profitability in a Downturn.
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, a Certificate in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon, and a Professional Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston. Mr. Schenker holds the designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), 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 (Wells Fargo). In 2020, he was the VP of Finance for The Texas Lyceum, the preeminent non-partisan leadership group in Texas. Since 2012, Mr. Schenker has been one of the 100 CEOs on the Texas Business Leadership Council, a non-partisan organization that advises Texas elected leadership at the state and federal level. He is also a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.