2011 Milken Institute Summit
Head of Economic Research, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP
Jason Cummins is the chief U.S. economist and head of research for Brevan Howard Inc., an international hedge fund management group with approximately USD$32 billion under management. Cummins develops the firm's outlook on the economy, Washington and markets; advises the traders on portfolio management; and manages the global research/strategy team. Cummins is also a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, a government-appointed panel of external experts that has served the country for almost half a century. Previously, Cummins was senior economist at the Federal Reserve Board, where he ran the macro forecasting team. He began his career in 1995 as an assistant professor of economics at New York University and also taught at Harvard University. Cummins earned a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and graduated with high honors from Swarthmore College.