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Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Author: Press Release

New York and Chicago Finance Communities Join Together To Support The Children’s Charity A Leg To Stand On At Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest – NYC Taking Place In New York City On Oct. 15 and Rocktoberfest – Chicago On Oct. 22


Investment Professionals Rock Out in Support of ALTSO's Work To Treat Children With Limb Disabilities in Emerging Market Countries.  The Twelfth Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest – NYC on Thursday, October 15 at Capitale, 130 Bowery and The Fourth Annual Rocktoberfest – Chicago on Thursday October 22 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Rd.

NEW YORK – October 13, 2015 – A Leg To Stand On’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest is set to be held on Thursday, October 15 at Capitale on 130 Bowery in New York City and 4th Annual Rocktoberfest on Thursday, October 22 on 1200 W. Randolph Road in Chicago. As the charity’s signature fundraisers each year, the events unite more than 1,400 hedge fund and related industry professionals in New York and 500 in Chicago to perform rock & roll and acoustic music to raise money for ALTSO’s programs, providing prosthetics and corrective surgeries to children with limb disabilities in emerging market countries.


“ALTSO goes from strength to strength, and we are so profoundly grateful for everyone who comes out each year to support through Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest and Rocktoberfest - Chicago” says C. Mead Welles, founder of hedge fund Octagon Asset Management in New York. Welles founded ALTSO in 2002 with Dr. Dinesh Patel Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.


Rocktoberfest 2014 sponsors include CME Group, Drury Capital, Societe Generale, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Lyxor Asset Management, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Trading Technologies, EY, Cowen Prime Services, Back In The Game Therapy, Felice, Globe Tax, INTL FCStone, KPMG, MKP Capital, Talan, RFA (Richard Fleischman & Associates), Broadridge, ABN Amro Clearing, CBOE, Eurex Exchange, NASDAQ, Geneva Trading, Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) and others.


“OCC is proud to be involved along with several of our partner exchanges and clearing member firms in supporting ALTSO’s Rocktoberfest-Chicago event,” said Craig Donohue, OCC’s Executive Chairman. “We applaud the good work that ALTSO is doing for children around the world with limb disabilities, and we are pleased to support such a good cause which can make a difference in the life of a child.”


Among the bands performing this year in New York are The Cause, New York Rock Exchange, Fat Tail, Six Floors Under and The Mo’ Beta Blues Band who will be taking the main stage in New York.


"Fat Tail is thrilled to be back on stage this year, supporting ALTSO's kids," said Albert Song, Vice President at Goldman Sachs.  "We are looking forward to playing in front of a huge crowd at Capitale with a great turnout from all different participants in the Hedge Fund community." Chicago performers include Pete Muller, Chicago Rock Exchange, Rock Island Line, The Simpletones, The Wrong Boys, Hayes-McNulty and Matt Scharpf’s Strangers and Saints.


ALTSO has treated more than 13,500 children since its founding in 2002, and in 2015, the organization has been able to register more than 1,700 children for treatment. The funds raised at this year’s Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest events in both New York and Chicago will impact the number of children that their programs will be able to treat in 2016.  For more information on the charity or events, please visit ALTSO’s website at www.altso.org and watch this 2014 recap video.



A Leg To Stand On ("ALTSO") is a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care including prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care to children in the developing world. Its mission 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.




The deadline for press accreditation is 12pm on Wednesday, October 14st in NY and 12pm Wednesday, October 21 in Chicago.  Contact: Mitch Ackles, Hedge Fund PR; 646.657.9230; mitch@hedgefundpr.net or Gabriella Mueller, Executive Director; 212.683.8805; gmueller@altso.org.



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