On October 6, more than 450 guests gathered in Chicago’s City Winery for Rocktoberfest-Chicago and raised nearly $115,000 for the host organization, A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO), a New York-based non-profit that provides free orthopedic care to children in the developing world.  Guests enjoyed an incredible night of rock & roll music performed by members of the Chicago alternative investment and financial services community.

Rocktoberfest-Chicago’s 2016 success is no exception to the organization’s history in Chicago and long-standing New York-based fundraiser, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest. This year ALTSO will celebrate its 13th Annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest in New York, to be held on Thursday, October 27 at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square from 7pm to midnight.

“For the seventh year, BNP Paribas continues to proudly support the life-changing care that ALTSO provides to children around the world,” said J.P. Muir, Head of Prime Services, Americas for BNP Paribas. “We are gratified to work with Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest and know that our contribution goes towards transforming lives around the world.”

Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest gathers over 1,200 colleagues, friends, current and prospective clients annually to enjoy the performances of musically talented members from the alternative investment and finance industries. You will not want to miss the most memorable and unique fundraiser held in the heart of the financial capital. Individual and group discounted tickets are available until noon the day of the event, Thursday, October 27th and will be $350 at the door thereafter.

“SocieteGenerale is proud to sponsor ALTSO and Rocktoberfest,” Said Slawomir Krupa, CEO, SG Americas. “We’re humbled by the efforts and outreach of the organization, and equally impressed by the stories of the children they have helped. We’re also excited to have Six Floors Under – a band of SocieteGenerale employees – helping raise even more funds at the event.”

Alongside lead sponsor SociétéGénérale, other sponsors this year include: Asset Inventories, Back In The Game Therapy, BNP Paribas, BlackRock, Broadridge, CGI, CME Group, Cortland Capital, Cowen Prime Services, Credit Suisse, Felice, GlobeTax, Intercontinental Exchange, Jacobs Asset Management, J.P. Morgan, KBW, Lyxor Asset Management, MKP Capital, Piper Jaffray, Quanteam, RTP Technology, Sandler Capital, Talan LLC, Wedbush, Weeden Prime, Wells Fargo and others.

“Cortland Capital is delighted to be among this year’s sponsors of ALTSO’s Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest,” said Tim Houghton, Managing Director of Cortland Capital Market Services. “We began our partnership with ALTSO earlier this year through their Sweat For ALTSO series and look forward to continuing our support of such an important and critical cause.”


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.

Founded in 2002 by C. Mead Welles, CEO of hedge fund Octagon Asset Management, and Dr. Dinesh Patel, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, ALTSO operates 11 programs in 9 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Since its inception, ALTSO has provided treatment to more than 15,000 children.

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