Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars and rock out for a good cause.

The 11th annual Hedge Fund Roctoberfest, a charity concert featuring industry professionals, happens Wednesday, October 22, on 130 Bowery in New York City.

As always, proceeds will go to children's charity A Leg To Stand On, which provides prosthetic limbs and corrective, life-altering surgeries to children with limb disabilities in emerging market countries.

On Wednesday, October 8, ALTSO is also holding its third annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago at City Winery at 1200 W. Randolph Street in Chicago.

“This year’s events will be particularly special to us at ALTSO,” said hedge fund manager and ALTSO co-founder / chairman C. Mead Welles. “The fact that we have been able to transform the lives of more than 12,000 children is an incredible accomplishment that we would not have been able to reach without support from the hedge fund industry, and for that we are extremely grateful.”

Today ALTSO operates 11 programs in 10 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. In 2013 alone, the charity treated nearly 2,000 children and has registered over 1,700 for treatment this year.
Rocktoberfest sponsors include Lyxor Asset Management, Drury Capital, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Credit Suisse, McGladrey, JP Morgan, Intercontinental Exchange, CME Group, BNP Paribas, Globe Tax, Newedge, Sterne Agee, CBOE, ABN Amro, Russell Indexes, Uplaced and others.

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