In our experience, hedge fund conferences generally involve a lot of 40-something men in suits, speeches no one listens to and bad catering interspersed with occasional dealmaking that could have been done in the comfort and safety of one's own office. But you can't blame the English for trying to sex it up. Enter HedgeStock, "a festival of networking" that includes a rock concert by Roger Daltrey (which may officially constitute "trying too hard") during which a hedge fund awards ceremony will take place. Some of the categories:
Most Reliable Administrator, Most Enlightened Accountancy Firm, Legal Eagle, Outstanding Hedge Fund Technology Supplier, Best Risk Management Service to Hedge Funds, Best Managed Account Platform, Most Reasonable Leverage Provider for Investors, Most Reasonable Leverage Provider for Funds, Stock Loan ‘Ranger, Best Execution - Exchange Traded Options and Futures, Best Execution - FX & Interest Rate Derivatives. Best Execution - Cash Equities, Jimi Hendrix Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hedgestock, Life Time Achievement
Well, Roger Daltrey ostensibly tops Roth Capital's recent conference-and-Black-Eyed-Peas-concert, but what does that say about Roger Daltrey? After the jump, the lyrics to "Money", to commemorate the passing of Roger Daltrey's artistic integrity:
Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and you’re okay.
Money, it’s a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I’ll buy me a football team.
Money, get back.
I’m all right jack keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, it’s a hit.
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit.
I’m in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a lear jet.
Money, it’s a crime.
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise it’s no surprise that they’re
Giving none away.
Huhuh! I was in the right!
Yes, absolutely in the right!
I certainly was in the right!
You was definitely in the right. that geezer was cruising for a
Why does anyone do anything?
I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time!
I was just telling him, he couldn’t get into number 2. he was asking
Why he wasn’t coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
Screaming and telling him why he wasn’t coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out