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Author of “The Public Wealth of Nations”; The Economist – Books of the year 2015 and The FT’s best books of the year 2015

Dag Detter is a Fellow at Legatum Institute and Managing Director of Detter & Co.

Dag is specialized on public commercial assets and works as an advisor to local and nation-al governments, investors and international financial institutions to help unlock public wealth. As the former President of Stattum, the Swedish government holding company and Director at the Ministry of Industry responsible for government owned enterprises, he led the com-prehensive restructuring of the national government portfolio.

The former investment banker and advisor to the private equity sector has also served as an advisor to international financial institutions such as IMF and the World Bank, as well as served as Non-Executive Director on a range of boards of private and public companies.

Dag is the co-author of The Public Wealth of Nations; The Economist – Books of the year 2015 and The FT’s best books of the year 2015.

  • Industrial Restructuring and Asset Development

  • Infrastructure Investments

  • Real Estate

  • Public Sector Transparency

  • Economic Growth

The Public Wealth of Nations

This book shows that public wealth is vast and could be put to much better use.

Most countries’ public wealth is larger than their public debt. While managing debt has be-come a matter of great concern during the financial crisis, public wealth remains opaque and largely ignored.

The polarized debate between privatizers and nationalizers has missed the most important point – the quality of asset management.

According to our calculations an achievable improvement in public wealth management would yield returns greater than the world’s combined investment in infrastructure such as transport, power, water and communications.

This book explores how some countries are experimenting with institutional setups, such as National Wealth Funds that achieve sounder management and cleaner democracy