For once Hedge Fund investors in the financial sector kept away from their market terminals and BlackBerry’s and donned sunglasses and strummed guitars on Wednesday night in New York,all for a good cause.
It was Dubbed “Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest,” the 11th annual version of the charity event which raised about $400,000 for A Leg To Stand On. The Charity group provides prosthetic limbs and related mobility aid to children in developing countries.
The night was rocked by amateur bands which included, “The Warriors from Mars” and “JAM Partners”.
Tim Seymourwho has a nightly presence on CNBC’s “Fast Money said, “This is a charity that is truly making a difference with children whose lives we can affect and change now. How else do I get a chance to play covers of Wilco, Kings of Leon and the Who in front of 1,200 people? ”
The charity was co-founded in 2003 by Mead Welles of Octagon Asset Management. It has provided free orthopedic care to more than 12,000 children through local treatment providers in Asia, Africa and Latin America.cialis e20