took the stage Friday afternoon as the surprise guest at the 18th Annual Baron Investment Conference
. About 4,000 investors attended the event at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
Entertainers at previous Baron conferences include Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Jerry Seinfeld, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Sir Elton John, Cher, Billy Crystal and Bette Midler.
Also at the event last week, Baron Capital Group chairman and CEO Ron Baron
revealed that the firm is prepping a real estate fund, due out at the end of December. (Baron himself manages the Baron Growth Fund
, the Baron Partners Fund
and the Baron Retirement Income Fund
Aside from Baron, others speakers included:
Linda Martinson, Baron's president and chief operating office;
Cliff Greenberg, portfolio manager for the Baron Small Cap Fund;
Randy Haase, PM for the Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund;
Michael Kaas, PM for the Baron International Growth Fund;
Michael Lippert, PM for the Baron iOpportunity Fund;
and Andrew Peck, PM for the Baron Asset Fund.
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