Angela Cummine addressed the topic “Is There a Future for Australia’s Future Funds?”. She answered two specific questions:

  • Who are the beneficiaries of Australia’s future funds?
  • Should we trust government to save on our behalf?

Angela Cummine is a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow in Political Theory at the University of Oxford – here she is

Her research focuses upon the democratic governance and ownership of state economic and financial assets. Her first book, Citizens’ Wealth was published by Yale University Press in 2016 and positively reviewed by the FT and THES. Angela has advised numerous organisations on the governance of public financial assets including the OECD, IFSWF, the Australian Future Fund, OMFIF, Investec’s Investment Institute and Institutional Investor’s Sovereign Wealth Centre. At OMFIF, she co-edited the inaugural edition of Global Public Investor, a worldwide publication on public asset management at official institutions. Angela is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) and an Advisory Group member for the ‘UK Social Wealth Fund’ project. She was educated in law and politics at Sydney University and earned her master’s and doctorate in political theory from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Topic: “Is There a Future for Australia’s Future Funds?”

Speaker: Angela Cummine

Where: Sir Stamford Hotel, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Date: July 27

Time: 6.00 pm with cash bar on conclusion.

Format: Angela spoke at 6.00 pm for 20 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. This was followed by informal discussion at The Bar.