A Leg To Stand On’s Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest

A Leg To Stand On’s (ALTSO’s) Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most unique and highly anticipated fundraising events in both the charitable and financial sectors.

The event, featuring live music from bands comprised of hedge fund industry executives and other financial industry professionals, benefits the children’s charity A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO).

ALTSO transforms the lives of children with limb disabilities by providing them with free prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and mobility aids. The mission of ALTSO is to offer children who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital disabilities the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.

Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest provides attendees with a unique situation where bands made up of hedge fund professionals perform to raise money for a great cause. It is really fun to watch hedge fund professionals come together and combine passions from different fields. These performers are not only passionate about helping children and supporting a good cause but are also passionate about music, which makes for a interesting night of networking, as well as great drinks, food, and dancing.

At this years event, ALTSO’s Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest NYC, raised nearly $500,000! It took place on Thursday October 15, 2015, and thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities, they raised almost half a million dollars!

“The kindness and generosity of our sponsors, industry executives and volunteers has already made it possible for ALTSO to transform the lives of over 13,500 children in 20 countries since the charity’s inception,” said C. Mead Welles, founder of ALTSO and hedge fund Octagon Asset Management in New York.

Welles continued: “Our 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest last week in New York, and our 4th Annual Rocktoberfest in Chicago, will enable us to treat nearly 2,000 more children with limb disabilities in the developing world next year. I continue to be grateful to all of ALTSO’s wonderful rock stars.”

Here is a fun video from last years event:

2014 Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest from A Leg To Stand On on Vimeo.