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AlphaRank Factor Performance – May 2024

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June 7, 2024 – AlphaRank Factor Performance represents the daily historical performance of Accelerate’s proprietary model factor portfolios. (more…)

AlphaRank Merger Monitor – Hipster Antitrust

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May 28, 2024 - Hipster Antitrust is a novel antitrust philosophy that challenges the traditional consumer welfare standard, which has historically relied on rational price theory analysis. This contemporary antitrust movement seeks to go above and beyond by addressing broader societal concerns stemming from the potential…

Actionable Stock Ideas – AlphaRank Top Stocks for May

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May 25, 2024 - Spring showers bring May... disinflation? Given the above-average performance of equities year-to-date, holders of risk assets have pinned their hopes on the decline in the inflation rate to continue until it gradually reaches the Federal Reserve's 2% target. While the jury's still…

Accelerate Monthly – Why Private Credit? The Rising Appeal for Diversified Investors

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May 14, 2024 - The practice of lending goes back thousands of years, with loans representing one of humanity's first investable asset classes, along with real estate (residential, farmland, and timber), precious metals (gold and silver), and art. One of the earliest documented pieces of evidence…

Latest Media & Press Releases

Accelerate Launches its Private Credit ETF, the Accelerate Diversified Credit Income Fund, on the TSX

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May 15, 2024 - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. ("Accelerate"), Canada's leading provider of alternative investment solutions, is pleased to announce that Accelerate Diversified Credit Income Fund ("INCM") has listed today on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the ticker symbol "INCM". The units of INCM…

Accelerate Announces Canada’s First Private Credit ETF and Provides Fund Updates

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March 20, 2024 - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. (“Accelerate”), a leader in alternative investment solutions, is pleased to announce the filing of a prospectus for the Accelerate Diversified Credit Income Fund (“INCM” or “the Fund”), Canada’s first private credit ETF. “With senior secured direct loans offering yields…

Accelerate announces Q1 2024 quarterly distributions

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CALGARY, AB , March 15, 2024 /CNW/ - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., ("Accelerate"), today announced Q1 2024 quarterly distribution amounts for exchange-traded funds ("Accelerate ETFs"), listed below listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”). The ex-dividend date for distributions is March 27, 2024. Unitholders of record of Accelerate as of March…

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…

Latest Podcasts

Absolute Return Podcast #246: Short Selling with Muddy Waters’ Carson Block

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Absolute Return Podcast #246: Short Selling with Muddy Waters’ Carson Block March 13, 2024 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest Carson Block of Muddy Waters. Carson is an activist short seller who conducts in-depth fundamental short analysis focused on business fraud, accounting fraud,…

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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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Associate VP, Investment Management

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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.