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Accelerate Monthly – Rethinking Cash: A Rational Approach to Asset Allocation

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February 10, 2024 - In 1952, Nobel Prize-winning economist Harry Markowitz introduced the concept of Modern Portfolio Theory, which aimed to maximize return while minimizing risk. Modern Portfolio Theory formalizes the concept of diversification, showcasing that an investor can achieve an optimal portfolio with the maximum expected return…

AlphaRank Factor Performance – January 2024

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February 8, 2024 – AlphaRank Factor Performance represents the daily historical performance of Accelerate’s proprietary model factor portfolios. (more…)

AlphaRank SPAC Monitor – SPAC WARS: Revenge of the SEC

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January 31, 2024 - In the Star Wars universe, the conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire represents an age-old dramatic struggle between the forces of freedom and those of tyranny. The Galactic Empire, led by the Emperor and imposed by his formidable enforcer, Darth Vader, ruled the…

AlphaRank Merger Monitor – Arbitrage for the Yield-Seeking Investor

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January 28, 2024 - Passive income, representing earnings derived from a source in which a person is not actively involved, is a popular theme amongst individual investors. Unlike active income, which is earned through labour, passive income is generated through an initial investment in which little…

Latest Media & Press Releases

The Globe and Mail Op-Ed: Why Canada’s pension funds hold the key to drive innovation and economic prosperity

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Read this article on the Globe and Mail website. Why Canada’s pension funds hold the key to drive innovation and economic prosperity JULIAN KLYMOCHKO SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 15, 2024   It’s no surprise that the deep-pocketed U.S.-based big technology firms…

BNN Bloomberg – 2024 holds the potential for further transformative deals and collaborations: CIO

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Jan 18, 2024 - Accelerate CEO, Julian Klymochko sits down BNN Bloomberg to discuss M&A activity in 2024,  including increased consolidation in the oil patch, large-cap pharmaceutical companies pursuing growth via acquisition to refill declining drug pipeline, and tech firms looking for growth. To watch…

Accelerate Appoints Kevin Gopaul as Special Advisor

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CALGARY, AB, Jan. 12, 2024 /CNW/ - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. ("Accelerate"), a leader in alternative investment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Kevin Gopaul and his newly formed entity, ETF Solutions Inc. ETF Solutions Inc. will act as a strategic advisor to Accelerate…

ATSX ETF Review: The Strategy Behind Accelerate Enhanced Canadian Benchmark Alternative Fund ETF With Julian Klymochko – Nomadic Samuel

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December 27, 2023 - Looking to learn more about the Accelerate Enhanced Canadian Benchmark Alternative Fund (TSX: ATSX)? In this article, Nomadic Samuel works with Accelerate CEO and CIO, Julian Klymochko to provide an excellent breakdown! To read the article, click here.

Latest Podcasts

Absolute Return Podcast #245: Institutional Real Estate Investing with Hodes Weill Founder Doug Weill

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Institutional Real Estate Investing with Hodes Weill Founder Doug Weill December 17, 2023 - On today’s episode we welcome special guest, Hodes Weill Managing Partner and Co-founder, Doug Weill. Hodes Weill is a leading, global capital advisory firm focused on the real estate and real…

Absolute Return Podcast #244: The Future of Generative AI with Zapata AI Co-Founder and CEO Christopher Savoie

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The Future of Generative AI with Zapata AI Co-Founder and CEO Christopher Savoie October 24, 2023 - On today’s show we welcome special guest, Zapata AI Co-Founder and CEO Christopher Savoie. Zapata AI is an industrial generative AI software company developing solutions and applications to…

Absolute Return Podcast #243: Bitcoin’s Future with Bitcoin Depot CEO Brandon Mintz

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Bitcoin’s Future with Bitcoin Depot CEO Brandon Mintz August 14, 2023 -  On today’s show we welcome special guest, Bitcoin Depot CEO Brandon Mintz. Bitcoin Depot operates the largest bitcoin ATM network in the world. On the show, we discuss: Brandon’s “bitcoin moment” and what…

Absolute Return Podcast #242: 2022 Dealmaker of the Year, Danny Rice

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February 27, 2023 - On today’s show we welcome special guest and the 2022 Dealmaker of the Year, Danny Rice. Danny was the CEO of Rice Acquisition 1, which merged with Archaea Energy in a $1.15 billion deal and then subsequently sold to BP for…

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The Accelerate Team

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Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

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Derek Euale

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Associate VP, Investment Management

Charles Sam, PhD

VP, CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Jason Checkryn

Marketing Manager

Earl Webb

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian Klymochko is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. He has specialized in running hedge funds and alternative investment solutions since 2009. Prior to founding Accelerate, Julian was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, he is a Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

Julian is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in alternative investments and frequently speaks at industry events. He has been featured in some of the world’s top financial and business media including Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BNN, Business Insider, and The Globe and Mail. He is the author of the book Reminiscences of a Hedge Fund Operator and host of the Absolute Return Podcast.

Julian attended the University of Manitoba where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Engineering) and a Bachelors of Commerce (Finance), both with distinction. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

Mike is the CFO & Head of Capital Markets of Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate, he was a Senior Analyst and Trader at Ross Smith Asset Management and prior to that, an Investment Banking Analyst at FirstEnergy Capital. He assisted in managing an award-winning market neutral hedge fund and a top performing Canadian alternative fund in 2017. Mike attended the University of Regina where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction), majoring in Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 3 candidate.

CTO & Executive VP

Derek Euale

Derek is a capital markets professional with deep experience spanning 25 years in portfolio management, multi-asset trading & product development, and quantitative research & risk management. Among his accomplishments, Derek delivered proprietary trading strategies, structured products and processes at CIBC World Markets and was Manager of Investment Risk & Research for a large public pension plan. Derek is a Portfolio Manager, CIM®, and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master Mathematics degree in Applied Mathematics.

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Lee Hing

Michael has many years of financial and investment experience including roles in fund valuation at BMO and Dejardins, risk management at BCE Inc., and Chief Compliance Officer for Auspice Capital, Ross Smith Asset Management ULC and most recently Carecana Management Corp. Michael attended the Concordia University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and then a Masters of Business Administration.

Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Frederick Mannix is Executive Vice President at Accelerate. He is also a director at Chinook Valley Inc. and Gryphon Corp. Gryphon is a private family bank based out of Barbados. Frederick graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Business Administration. He holds the Chartered Investment Managers (CIM) designation.

Associate VP, Investment Management

Charles Sam, PhD

Charles is Associate VP, Investment Management at Accelerate. He has over 5 years experience in banking, asset management and investment operations. Charles holds a PhD degree in Actuarial Science and a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Calgary.

VP, CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Jason Checkryn

Jason has been in the investment industry for over two decades, initially starting on the client facing side of the business before moving into investment solutions. In that time, he has represented all facets of managed investments including mutual funds, SMAs, ETFs and both liquid and illiquid alternatives. With his broad experience and knowledge base, Jason has demonstrated the ability to understand advisor’s unique practices and help them understand, explain and implement strategies to improve their client’s experience.

Jason completed his undergraduate degree in Management at the University of Lethbridge.

Marketing Manager

Earl Webb

Earl is a graduate of Mount Royal University’s BCMM-PR program. During his time at MRU, he interned and volunteered with the ActiveCITY Collective and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, where he worked to increase stakeholder engagement and brand awareness. Following his internship with Accelerate, Earl joined full time as a Client Success Associate. Earl works to establish and maintain relationships with investors, and provides assistance on various PR and marketing initiatives.