Sir Paul McCartney
surprised more than 4,000 mutual fund investors this afternoon with a special show!
The ex-Beatles superstar took the stage this afternoon at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City's Lincoln Center as a surprise guest for the 2014 Baron Investment Conference
. Every year Baron Funds
] and Baron Capital Group CEO Ron Baron
gathers Baron Funds shareholders to hear from himself, from executives at Baron Funds portfolio companies, and from PMs at Baron Funds. The billionaire fundster pays for the conference himself, and each year he brings out big celebrities as surprise guests.
Earlier today, the surprise entertainers at lunch included soul and R&B singer Janelle Monae
, country star Carrie Underwood
, and current Broadway star Vanessa Williams
Ron Baron himself was slated to speak this afternoon right before McCartney performed. Other speakers included: Baron Funds and BCG chairman, president and chief operating officer Linda Martinson
; Baron Funds PMsLaird Beiger
, Cliff Greenberg
, Randy Gwirtzman
, Michael Kass
, Jeff Kotlich
, Mike Lippert
, Andrew Peck
, James Stone
, and Alex Umansky
; Manchester United
executive vice chairman and CEO Edward Woodward
; Middleby Corporation
chairman and CEO Selim Bassoul; Ansys Corp
president and CEO James Cashman; CaesarStone Sdot-Yam
CEO Yos Shiran; and Brookdale Senior Living
CEO Andrew Smith.
The day began with a breakfast for Baron PMs and analysts.
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