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    Dr Angela Cummine

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  • Angela Cummine is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the governance of, and democratic rights to, state-owned financial and economic assets. Her PhD from the University of Oxford focused on the impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) on the citizen-state relationship, identifying domestic-level principles for the funds’ proper management, investment and distribution.

    Her first book Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and how) to Manage Sovereign Funds By the People For the People  was published by Yale University Press in August 2016 in the UK and September 2016 in the U.S.

    She has served as a consultant to the Investec Investment Institute in London, co-authoring a major report on the governance and design of sovereign investors published by the Harvard Kennedy School. She also worked at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), a London think-tank, as co-editor of the Global Public Investor 2014, a new worldwide publication on public sector asset management at official institutions. During her doctoral studies, she consulted to the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Future Fund and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) on the treatment of SWFs in the context of international investment, the OECD (Paris office) on international investment issues and Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Sovereign Wealth Centre as an SWF analyst. She commenced her career in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra, Australia.

    Angela holds a PhD and Masters (with Distinction) in Political Theory from the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar and Jenkins Memorial Scholar. She holds a 1st Class Honours BA LLB from the University of Sydney and is an admitted lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW.