Shumway Capital Investors Can Take Their Money And Run

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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]

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