Mr. Schenker is the world’s top ranked financial market Futurist. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker one of the most accurate forecasters in the world in 35 different categories since 2011, including #1 in the world in 20 categories for his forecasts of the Euro, the Pound, the Swiss Franc, crude oil prices, natural gas prices, gold prices, industrial metals prices, agricultural commodity prices, and non-farm payrolls.
Mr. Schenker has written three #1 Best Sellers: Commodity Prices 101 (2012), Recession-Proof (2016), and Electing Recession (2016). Mr. Schenker is also a Columnist for Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Prophets. Mr. Schenker has appeared as a guest and guest host on Bloomberg Television, as well as a guest on CNBC. He is frequently quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times. Mr. Schenker is also a Columnist for Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Prophets. Prior to founding Prestige Economics, Mr. Schenker worked for McKinsey as a Risk Specialist, where he was responsible for directing trading and risk initiatives on six continents. Before McKinsey, Mr. Schenker worked for Wachovia as an Economist.
Mr. Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in German from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s with distinction in History and German from The University of Virginia. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in FinTech from MIT, a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from MIT, a Graduate Certificate in Professional Development from UNC, and a Graduate Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School. Mr. Schenker holds the professional designations CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner).
Mr. Schenker is an active executive in the FinTech startup scene, as the founder of Hedgefly, a multi -vendor FinTech risk management platform, and as a member of the Central Texas Angel Network. Previously, he was the CFO of a private equity crowdfunding startup. In October 2016, Mr. Schenker founded the Futurist Institute of America to help analysts and economists become futurists.
Mr. Schenker is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, the only CEO-based public policy research organization in Texas, which has a limited membership of 125 CEOs and Presidents.