Absolute Return reports that Shumway Capital Partners will be allowed to submit redemption requests until December 3, due to a restructuring that will see founder/Tiger Cub Chris Shumway handing over the role of CIO to Tom Wilcox (Shumway will become CEO). The $8 billion firm’s flagship, SCP Atlantic, was down 3.55% through Septemeber. [AR]
May was the worst month for hedge funds since October 2008. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index lost 2.6 percent and Louis Moore Bacon got hammered. Not Boaz Weinstein. Yeah, he might have lost $1 billion at Deutsche Bank, but that’s old news. Boaz’s Saba Capital (Hebrew for grandfather) bucked the trend in May, up 1.6 percent for the month and 5.8 percent for the year.
Here’s some other winners and losers from May: Read more »
Last week, we told you about certain Tiger Cubs that were having a rough go of it this month. Today, we get some updated numbers thanks to Hedge Fund Alert. Eddie Lampert’s ESL Investments is getting walloped, off 15 percent so far this month.
As one investor put it: “A lot of guys are long and wrong in this environment.”
Here’s some other results. Read more »
Following a “disappointing” first-quarter, an investor in Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Investors tells us the firm’s main fund is down 5 percent for the month. It appears the departure David Ott, Viking’s co-founder and CIO, is not helping matters. Read more »
From Katherine Burton:
Chris Shumway sold an 8 percent stake in his hedge-fund firm to a leveraged-buyout fund run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to a letter sent to investors today.
Shumway Capital Partners LLC will use proceeds from the sale to help finance a partnership to include senior executives of the Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm, the letter said. Terms of the agreement with Goldman Sach’s Petershill Fund were not disclosed.