C. Mead Welles

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C. Mead Welles
Mead Welles Photo.jpg
Occupation President and Head Portfolio Manager
Employer Octagon Asset Management
Location New York

C. Mead Welles is president and senior portfolio manager of Octagon Asset Management, LLC, a New York-based investment advisor specializing in structured finance. He co-founded Octagon in 1998.

He is also the chairman and co-founder of the charity A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO), a charitable organization founded in 2002 that helps children with limb disabilities in developing countries by providing free corrective surgery and artificial limbs.[1]

Welles was one of the winners of the 2013 World of Children Award for his work with ALTSO.[2]


Welles previously worked at Cargill Financial Services International, Inc., the internal emerging market investment arm/investment bank of Cargill Inc.[3]


He received his B.A. in Economics from Bates College in Lewiston, ME and studied international business in Lugano, Switzerland.

ALTSO Rocktoberfest 2014 Promo

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  1. Stamford man honored for work helping children. Greenwich Time.
  2. C. Mead Welles - A Leg To Stand On. World of Children Award.
  3. Guest Biography - C. Mead Welles. Embracing the Journey.