Skip to Content

Dr James Cummings

Dr James Cummings

Presentation Details

  • Topic: Risk and return of illiquid investments: A trade-off for superannuation funds offering transferable accounts
  • Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm


Dr James Cummings is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. James holds a Bachelor of Arts (Demography) from Macquarie University and a Master of Commerce (Finance with Economics and International Business) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Finance) from the University of Sydney.

Dr. Cummings specialises in financial markets and institutions.

The title of his doctoral thesis was "Three essays on price formation and liquidity in financial futures markets".

His research has been published in leading scholarly journals including:

  • the Journal of Futures Markets, Accounting and Finance and
  • the Australian Journal of Management.
Dr. Cummings is the author of several market insights research papers for the Australian Securities Exchange.

He has presented his research at international conferences including meetings of:

  • the Financial Management Association International,
  • Asian Finance Association,
  • Netspar International Pension Workshop and
  • the European Financial Management Association.

See Dr James Cummings' full staff profile