ABW Financial Services Partner Serves as Master of Ceremonies for Rocktoberfest

New York, October 5, 2010 – Frank Carr, a Partner in the Firm’s Financial Services Practice, will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the seventh annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest, a benefit concert featuring bands with musicians from the Hedge Fund industry.  The event benefits A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO), a non-profit organization which provides free corrective surgery, prosthetic devices, and rehabilitative care to children with limb disabilities in the developing world.  The organization, which was founded by C. Mead Welles, President and CEO of Octagon Asset Management, LLC, and Dinesh Patel, M.D., Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, has given the gift of mobility to more than 5000 children since its founding in 2002.
The annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest concert brings out Wall Street’s finest and allows them to rock out for a great cause.  Last year’s concert drew an audience of over 1,200 people and raised more than $200,000 for the charity. Frank, who is an avid bass guitarist, has served as Master of Ceremonies for five consecutive years and is looking forward to taking the stage again on October 21st.
“The charity rock concert approach has been a big success and I am honored to once again serve as Master of Ceremonies,” said Frank. “Mead Welles and the staff at A Leg to Stand On have done a phenomenal job on their mission to improve the lives of children with limb disabilities.  It gives me great pleasure to join the group once again for such a worthy cause.”
Frank Carr has placed senior executives in the areas of Portfolio Management; Asset Gathering and Retention; and Investment Operations and Administration. His clients range from hedge fund managers and fund of funds organizations to institutional money managers and insurance companies. Frank has authored several articles for investment industry publications such as the MFA Reporter, FINalternatives.com and Reuters HedgeWorld, and has been a speaker at numerous investment industry conferences and events.
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