Friday, 25 July 2014
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Mar 20 2007 | 2:01am ET
Attention hedge fund managers! How much would you pay to have breakfast with former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan?
“I could do that for $100 bucks,” said one portfolio manager in New York, who thought the question was hypothetical. Well, it isn’t. Another portfolio manager, who is not a big Greenspan fan, replied, "Me? Not much. I think his forecasting ability is wildly exaggerated."
Starting today, you can bid for that breakfast with the former Fed chairman at http://www.charitybuzz.com/. And if a date with Mr. Greenspan isn’t your speed, how about lunch at the safehouse with Valerie Plame Wilson and hubby, Ambassador Joe Wilson?
Ethel Kennedy and other human rights supporters are running the auction to raise funds and awareness for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, which provides support to human rights activists worldwide.
For those bidders looking for their 15 minutes of fame, you can also rub elbows with the Hollywood crowd via a walk-on role on Desperate Housewives, visits to the sets and meet and greets with the stars of shows including Boston Legal, 24, House, Meet The Press, All My Children, Super Nanny and both The Today Show and The Early Show.
Well, we here at FINalternatives hope that someone a little less stingy than the aforementioned portfolio manager will cough up more than a c-note for a date with the Maestro. After all, it is for a good cause.
"Alan, please pass the salt."
The online auction runs through April 6.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
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