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A Hedge Fund Manager’s Dream Just Crashed Into the Real World

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Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Nicolai Tangen, the future chief executive of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, says he wishes he’d been a bit less extravagant.

In early 2018, the London-based hedge fund manager was planning what he hoped would be the event of a lifetime. Tangen compiled a list of attendees: the best and the brightest from the worlds of finance, politics and academia. He would call it, “Back to University.”