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Absolute Return Podcast #14: What is AlphaRank?

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May 21, 2019–Airline Consolidation Heats Up as Onex Acquires Westjet For $5 billion. What Makes This Deal Interesting? Air Canada Bids For Air Transat And Puts The Company In Play. Hows Does The Quebec Government Play a Role In The Deal? Chinese Economic Data Slows…
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Endowment Style Investing for the Masses

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May 14, 2019 – Wealth Professional Canada Issue 7.04, pg. 15: Endowment Style Investing for the Masses See original post here      
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Absolute Return Podcast #13: The Trade War

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 May 13, 2019 – U.S. China Trade War Escalates As Trump Implements Additional Tariffs. Where Is It Heading? (more…)
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Wealth Professional: Alternative offerings mark firm’s ETF debut

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May 13, 2019 - By Leo Almazora: Alternative offerings mark firm’s ETF debut (more…)
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Hedgeweek: Accelerate launches initial suite of alternative ETFs

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May 13, 2019 - Accelerate Financial Technologies has launched three zero management fee, performance fee only alternative exchange traded funds (Accelerate Alt ETFs).  (more…)
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Accelerate Launches Initial Suite of Alternative Exchange Traded Funds

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May 10, 2019 - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., (“Accelerate”), is pleased to announce the launch of three zero management fee, (more…)

Leadership

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko, CFA

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, Julian was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He founded and managed a top performing Canadian alternative fund in 2017. Julian also managed a 4-time award winning market neutral hedge fund and founded an event-driven arbitrage fund. Prior to Ross Smith Asset Management, he was an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. He attended the University of Manitoba where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Engineering) and a Bachelors of Commerce (Finance). Julian is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Executive Vice President

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.

CFO & Vice President, Investment Management

Michael Kesslering

Mike is the CFO and Vice President, Investment Management 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.

Head of Research

Derek Euale, MMath

Derek is the Head of Research at Accelerate. He is a highly analytical capital markets professional with deep experience spanning multi-asset quantitative analysis, trading, investment research & risk management. Previously, Derek delivered novel proprietary trading strategies, structured products and processes at BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets. He was Manager of Investment Risk & Research for a large public pension plan, and was critically involved in quantitative trade and market risk management at Suncor. Derek graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master of Mathematics degree in Applied Mathematics and from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math & Physics.

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Lee Hing

Michael has 22 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 University of Concordia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and then a Masters of Business Administration.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko, CFA

Julian is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Accelerate. Prior to founding Accelerate in February 2018, Julian was the Chief Investment Officer of Ross Smith Asset Management where he managed award-winning alternative investment strategies for nearly a decade. He founded and managed a top performing Canadian alternative fund in 2017. Julian also managed a 4-time award winning market neutral hedge fund and founded an event-driven arbitrage fund. Prior to Ross Smith Asset Management, he was an Analyst at BMO Capital Markets. He attended the University of Manitoba where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Engineering) and a Bachelors of Commerce (Finance). Julian is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Executive Vice President

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.

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.

Board Member

Thomas J. Simons

Thomas (“Tom”) J. Simons is a Director of Accelerate. Mr. Simons currently serves as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of TSX-listed CES Energy Solutions Corp. and its predecessor since March 2006.

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.

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