New York Hedge Fund and Finance Community Come Together To Support Charity A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) at 11th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest, October 22

Hedge Fund Professionals to Rock Out in Support of ALTSO’s Work To Treat Children With Limb Disabilities in Emerging Market Countries; Eleventh Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest – NYC will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at Capitale, 130 Bowery, NYC


A Leg To Stand On’s 11th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest is set to be held on Wednesday, October 22 at Capitale on 130 Bowery in New York City. As the charity’s signature fundraiser each year, the event will unite more than 1,400 hedge fund and related industry professionals to perform rock & roll and acoustic music to raise money for their programs, which provide prosthetic limbs and corrective surgeries to children with limb disabilities in emerging market countries.

ROCKTOBERFEST“The work that ALTSO has been able to do as a result of this event over the last 11 years is truly amazing,” said Greg Dabal, Managing Director of Global Prime Services at one of the organization’s historic sponsors, head of the Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest Music Committee, and long time event performer with The Cause band. “Our company loves to sponsor and our band loves to play, but the best part for all of us is to come together with the New York hedge fund and finance communities to help in ALTSO’s noble mission.”

“As the new band on the scene, Fat Tail can’t wait to bring in as much support as we can to help ALTSO’s programs in emerging market countries,” said Albert Song, Vice President at Goldman Sachs. “When I learned how significant ALTSO’s work is to its patients, I knew that we had to get involved. We are proud to call ourselves part of the team this year and look forward to both a fantastic party at Capitale on the 22nd and even more children treated next year as a result.”

“For the 6th year in a row, BNP Paribas is proudly supporting the life-changing care that ALTSO provides children around the world,” commented J.P Muir, Head of Global Prime Services Sales, Americas for BNP Paribas. “Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest is not only a great night of fun, but we know our funding goes towards transforming lives.”

Rocktoberfest sponsors include Jacobs Asset Management, Drury Capital, Lyxor Asset Management, Guggenheim Investments, Keefe Bruyette and Woods, KPMG, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Credit Suisse, McGladrey, JP Morgan, Intercontinental Exchange, CME Group, BNP Paribas, Globe Tax, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Newedge, Sterne Agee, Preqin, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), ABN AMRO Clearing, Russell Indexes, and Uplaced amongst others.

ALTSO has treated more than 12,000 children since its founding in 2002, and in 2014, the organization was able to register over 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 2015. For more information on the charity or events, please visit ALTSO’s website at www.altso.org and watch this short video.

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