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SPAC and Merger Arbitrage Explained

Accelerate Is Empowering Investors

Investment Solutions

Alternative ETFs

Alternative Model Portfolio

A diversified portfolio of alternative investment strategies from six alternative asset classes

Arbitrage Long-Short Equity Mortgages Leveraged Loans Real Estate Infrastructure Gold Bitcoin Risk Parity Alpha + Beta Absolute Return Private Credit Real Assets Alternative Currencies Global Macro Alternative Equity

Arbitrage

Seeks to generate consistent returns through merger arbitrage and SPAC arbitrage strategies

Long-Short Equity

Seeks to generate uncorrelated returns through a multi-factor long-short equity strategy

Mortgages

Seeks to generate yield through investment-grade mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued and / or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies

Leveraged Loans

Seeks to generate yield through first line senior-secured floating-rate bank loans

Real Estate

Seeks to generate yield and capital appreciation through liquid global real estate assets

Infrastructure

Seeks to generate yield and capital appreciation through liquid infrastructure assets including communications, energy, government outsourcing / social, transportation and utilities

Gold

Seeks to protect against inflation through an allocation to physical gold

Bitcoin

Seeks to protect against inflation through an allocation to bitcoin

Risk Parity

Seeks to generate aggressive capital appreciation through risk allocation and volatility targeting

Alpha + Beta

Seeks to outperform the benchmark index through an enhanced equity benchmark alternative strategy

Absolute Return

Seeks to generate positive investment returns irrespective of market direction through allocations to arbitrage and long-short equity

Private Credit

Seeks to generate yield through allocations to mortgages and leveraged loans

Real Assets

Seeks to generate yield and capital appreciation through physical assets such as real estate and infrastructure

Alternative Currencies

Seeks to protect against inflation through allocations to precious metals and digital currencies

Global Macro

Seeks to generate aggressive capital appreciation through systematic macro strategies within strict risk parameters

Alternative Equity

Seeks to outperform the benchmark index through allocations to alpha + beta strategies

Learn how the OneChoice alternative model portfolio can result in better financial outcomes

Latest Podcasts

Absolute Return Podcast #241: Private vs Public REIT Investing with Armada ETF’s CEO Phil Bak

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January 6, 2023 - On today’s show we welcome special guest Phil Bak, CEO of Armada ETF Advisors. Phil has been innovating in the ETF industry for over 15 years. He has previously served as Founder/CEO of Exponential ETFs, an ETF issuer and sub-advisor acquired…

Absolute Return Podcast #240: Reimagining Earth Through Investing with TPB’s CEO David Friedberg

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November 28, 2022 - On today’s show we welcome special guest, David Friedberg, Founder and CEO of The Production Board. Dave is an entrepreneur, business leader and investor who founded The Climate Corporation, which was sold to Monsanto for $1.1 billion. He now leads The…

Absolute Return Podcast #239: The Space Exploration Business with Intuitive Machines CEO Steve Altemus

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November 14, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Intuitive Machines CEO Steve Altemus. Intuitive Machines is a diversified space exploration, infrastructure, and services company. On the show, Steve discusses: (more…)

Absolute Return Podcast #238: The Entrepreneurial Journey with AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang

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November 7, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, AvePoint CEO TJ Jiang. AvePoint is the largest data management solutions provider for the Microsoft cloud.  (more…)

Latest Blog Posts & Research

AlphaRank SPAC Monitor – Rise of the Zombie SPACs

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January 31, 2023 - Zombies have been a popular cultural phenomenon for several decades. Originating in Haitian folklore and spreading through the works of modern writers and filmmakers, the image of a zombie - a reanimated corpse with a hunger for human flesh - has captured the…

AlphaRank Merger Monitor – Putting Private Equity’s Credibility to the Test

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January 30, 2023 - What do you think of private equity? Certainly, it is one of the investment business's most highly debated Rorschach tests. (more…)

AlphaRank Top Stocks – January 2023

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January 18, 2023 - AlphaRank Top Stocks for January represents Accelerate's predictive equity ranking according to its proprietary multi-factor model. Stocks with the highest AlphaRank are expected to outperform, while stocks with the lowest AlphaRank are expected to underperform. (more…)

Accelerate Monthly: Diversification Pays Off

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January 14, 2022 - While 2022 was challenging for most investors, it offered valuable learning opportunities. (more…)

Latest Media & Press Releases

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Accelerate Declares Estimated Reinvested Annual Distributions

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CALGARY, AB, Dec. 21, 2022 /CNW/ - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., ("Accelerate") today announced the estimated December 2022, annual share distributions for Accelerate Exchange Traded Funds ("Accelerate Funds"), summarized below, that are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ('TSX"). The ex-dividend date for the annual 2022 distributions will…
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Accelerate Declares Quarterly Distributions for Q4 2022

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CALGARY, AB, Dec. 19, 2022 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., (“Accelerate”) today announced fourth-quarter 2022 quarterly cash distributions for Accelerate Exchange Traded Funds (“Accelerate Funds”), summarized below, that are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (‘TSX”). The ex-dividend date for the distributions will be December 29,…

Q+A with Accelerate CEO on how Investors can Invest Safely in NFTs

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November 21, 2022 | RAHIL RJ JAMAL, Julian Klymochko is founder and CEO of Accelerate Financial Technologies, a fast growing alternative investment solution provider. The Calgary-based firm announced an NFT Fund for investors earlier this year and recently purchased several new “blue chip” NFTs. (more…)
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Accelerate NFT Fund Builds Momentum for Web3 Investment in Canada

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CALGARY, AB, Nov. 16, 2022 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. (“Accelerate”), one of Canada’s fastest growing alternative investment solution providers, announced it has recently acquired five “blue-chip” non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) for its Accelerate NFT Fund LP (“Accelerate NFT Fund”). The Fund’s NFTs and cryptocurrency are…

Team

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

Derek Euale,Accelerate,Accelerate shares,Accelerate Financial Technologies,Accelerate Shares,Accelerate,Derek,
CTO & Executive VP

Derek Euale

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Lee Hing

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Associate VP, Investment Management

Charles Sam, PhD

Marketing Manager

Earl Webb

VP, Investment Solutions

Greg McRae

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed a number of award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, Julian is the Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

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

Julian 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.

 

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.

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.

VP, Investment Solutions

Greg McRae

Greg is Accelerate’s VP, Investment Solutions. Over the last 17 years, Greg has worked as an investment wholesaler for three large multinational investment firms. He covered regions extending from Manitoba to British Columbia. With a belief that the investment landscape is changing in Canada, and with the belief that advisors need to embrace new and innovative ideas, the natural course was to move into the alternative space.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

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CTO & Executive VP

Derek Euale

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Associate VP, Investment Management

Charles Sam, PhD

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed a number of award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, Julian is the Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

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

Julian 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.

 

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.

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.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Board Member

Jai Hawker

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Independent Director

Tom J. Simons

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Board Member

P.L. (Lonny) Tetley

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed a number of award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, Julian is the Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

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

Julian 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.

 

Board Member

Jai Hawker

Jai is the Executive Vice President of Accelerate. He has nearly 20 years of experience in capital markets including roles in corporate finance at RBC Dominion Securities, merchant capital at Enron Canada, equities research at Peters & Co, and 13 years at FirstEnergy Capital, most recently as a Director supervising their Private Client Division. He is the former VP Business Development at Ross Smith Asset Management. Jai attended the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Independent Director

Tom J. Simons

Mr. Simons is an independent businessman. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed CES Energy Solutions Corp. and its predecessor from 2006 to 2021.

Board Member

P.L. (Lonny) Tetley

Lonny Tetley is a Director and the Corporate Secretary of Accelerate. Currently, he is a partner at Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP. Mr. Tetley serves on the Board of Certarus Ltd. and Beyond Energy Services & Technology Corp. He is also a member of the Private Funds Independent Review Committee of Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd.

Mr. Tetley attended the University of Calgary where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) and a Bachelor Of Laws (Gold Medalist). He is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

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Advisor

Jim Beqaj

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Advisor

Tyler Stuart

Advisor

Jim Beqaj

Jim Beqaj is an Advisor of Accelerate. Mr. Beqaj is the founder of Beqaj International Inc. and a trusted advisor to CEOs. Prior to founding Beqaj International, he was a Vice Chair of BMO Capital Markets and prior to that, President & COO of CIBC Wood Gundy.

Advisor

Tyler Stuart

Tyler Stuart is an Advisor of Accelerate. Mr. Stuart is a Managing Director and Co-founder of Green Acre Capital, a leading cannabis private equity investment firm.

Strategic Partners

Team

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

Derek Euale,Accelerate,Accelerate shares,Accelerate Financial Technologies,Accelerate Shares,Accelerate,Derek,
CTO & Executive VP

Derek Euale

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Lee Hing

Fred Mannix,Accelerate Shares,fred mannix calgary,fred mannix junior,accelerate shares,accelerate financial,accelerate fintech
Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Associate VP, Investment Management

Charles Sam, PhD

Marketing Manager

Earl Webb

VP, Investment Solutions

Greg McRae

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed a number of award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, Julian is the Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

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

Julian 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.

 

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.

Derek Euale,Accelerate,Accelerate shares,Accelerate Financial Technologies,Accelerate Shares,Accelerate,Derek,

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.

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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.

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.

VP, Investment Solutions

Greg McRae

Greg is Accelerate’s VP, Investment Solutions. Over the last 17 years, Greg has worked as an investment wholesaler for three large multinational investment firms. He covered regions extending from Manitoba to British Columbia. With a belief that the investment landscape is changing in Canada, and with the belief that advisors need to embrace new and innovative ideas, the natural course was to move into the alternative space.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

Derek Euale,Accelerate,Accelerate shares,Accelerate Financial Technologies,Accelerate Shares,Accelerate,Derek,
CTO & Executive VP

Derek Euale

Fred Mannix,Accelerate Shares,fred mannix calgary,fred mannix junior,accelerate shares,accelerate financial,accelerate fintech
Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Associate VP, Investment Management

Charles Sam, PhD

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed a number of award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, Julian is the Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

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

Julian 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.

 

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.

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.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Board Member

Jai Hawker

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Board Member

P.L. (Lonny) Tetley

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Independent Director

Tom J. Simons

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed a number of award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He started his career as an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. Currently, Julian is the Director of the CFA Society Calgary.

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

Julian 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.

 

Board Member

Jai Hawker

Jai is the Executive Vice President of Accelerate. He has nearly 20 years of experience in capital markets including roles in corporate finance at RBC Dominion Securities, merchant capital at Enron Canada, equities research at Peters & Co, and 13 years at FirstEnergy Capital, most recently as a Director supervising their Private Client Division. He is the former VP Business Development at Ross Smith Asset Management. Jai attended the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Board Member

P.L. (Lonny) Tetley

Lonny Tetley is a Director and the Corporate Secretary of Accelerate. Currently, he is a partner at Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer LLP. Mr. Tetley serves on the Board of Certarus Ltd. and Beyond Energy Services & Technology Corp. He is also a member of the Private Funds Independent Review Committee of Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd.

Mr. Tetley attended the University of Calgary where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) and a Bachelor Of Laws (Gold Medalist). He is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

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Independent Director

Tom J. Simons

Mr. Simons is an independent businessman. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed CES Energy Solutions Corp. and its predecessor from 2006 to 2021.

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Advisor

Jim Beqaj

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Advisor

Tyler Stuart

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Advisor

Jim Beqaj

Jim Beqaj is an Advisor of Accelerate. Mr. Beqaj is the founder of Beqaj International Inc. and a trusted advisor to CEOs. Prior to founding Beqaj International, he was a Vice Chair of BMO Capital Markets and prior to that, President & COO of CIBC Wood Gundy.

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Advisor

Tyler Stuart

Tyler Stuart is an Advisor of Accelerate. Mr. Stuart is a Managing Director and Co-founder of Green Acre Capital, a leading cannabis private equity investment firm.

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