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Who are you listening to? The final story is about how one of the main sovereign wealth funds in Abu Dhabi has gone on a significant investment streak despite uncertainty due to COVID-19. It’s a nice piece about the head of the fund and how he’s built his career from the early days when the leader of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi tapped him to manage a gas line expansion project, and he did such a good job that they asked him to manage the sovereign wealth fund. I want to talk about the position this article takes. The majority of interviews in that article are with people who benefit from the sovereign wealth fund choosing to loosen their purse strings and make investments. The comments are obviously congratulatory. They only have amazing things to say about this leader because he has the vision, boldness and courage to make investments when no one else is. To me, the article is surprisingly one-sided. The article should be interviewing people who wouldn’t benefit from the sovereign wealth fund making investments—and getting their views on whether the sovereign wealth fund is doing the right thing or doing something that might hurt them in the future. Now, we…

Who are you listening to? The final story is about how one of the main sovereign wealth funds in Abu Dhabi has gone on a significant investment streak despite uncertainty due to COVID-19. It’s a nice piece about the head of the fund and how he’s built his career from the early days when the leader of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi tapped him to manage a gas line expansion project, and he did such a good job that they asked him to manage the sovereign wealth fund. I want to talk about the position this article takes. The majority of interviews…

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