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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 #161: Leadership Chat: Matthew Tuttle, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Tuttle Capital Management

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July 26, 2021 - On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest, Matthew Tuttle, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Tuttle Capital Management. Tuttle Capital Management is an industry leader in offering thematic and actively managed ETFs. (more…)

Absolute Return Podcast #160: Leadership Chat: Local Bounti CEO Craig Hurlbert and Leo Holdings Chairman Ed Forst

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 July 19, 2021 - On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Craig Hurlbert, CEO of Local Bounti, and Ed Forst, Chairman of Leo Holdings. Local Bounti is a leader in controlled environment agriculture and is transforming the production and delivery of local, fresh and…

Absolute Return Podcast #159: Leadership Chat: Kensington Capital CEO Justin Mirro

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 July 16, 2021 - On today’s podcast, we welcome special guest Justin Mirro, the President of Kensington Capital Partners and CEO of their SPAC, Kensington Capital Acquisition II. On the podcast, Justin discusses: (more…)

Absolute Return Podcast #158: Leadership Chat: Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppFi, and Kyle Cerminara, President of FG New America

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 July 6, 2021 - On today’s podcast, we welcome special guests Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppFi, and Kyle Cerminara, President of FG New America. OppFi, a leading financial technology platform that serves the everyday consumer, recently announced a merger with SPAC FG New America…

Latest Blog Posts & Research

AlphaRank Merger Monitor – July 2021

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July 28, 2021 - If there were a theme to describe the merger market recently, it would be "The Return of Private Equity." From non-existent during the Covid pandemic when valuations were at their lowest, private equity has returned with a vengeance as U.S equity markets reach…

AlphaRank SPAC Monitor – July 2021

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July 22, 2021 - In a world starved for yield, SPAC arbitrage stands out as one of the most attractive low-risk strategies to generate yield. Since peaking at 1.75% in March, the 10-Year U.S. Treasury yield has fallen to just 1.25%. To most investors, an interest rate…

AlphaRank Top Stocks- July 2021

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July 19, 2021 – AlphaRank Top Stocks for July 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 Update – June 2021

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July 13, 2021 - One of the most common questions I hear these days is, "How can I generate yield for clients?" With short-term T-Bills yielding 0.05% and 2-year Treasurys yielding just 0.25%, I am not surprised to hear this question often. What does surprise me…

Latest Media & Press Releases

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Accelerate Declares Quarterly Distributions

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June 15, 2021 - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., ("Accelerate") today announced the June 2021 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 June 29, 2021, for…
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BNN Bloomberg: Slowdown in SPAC market an understatement: Accelerate CEO Julian Klymochko

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April 23, 2021- After a booming 2020 and first quarter of 2021, the SPAC market appears to be slowing. Julian Klymochko, CEO of Accelerate, joins BNN Bloomberg to weigh in on this. Klymochko runs the Accelerate Arbitrage Fund, which provides exposure to SPAC arbitrage. (more…)
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Business Insider: SPAC issuance is down 90% from March as retail interest disappears. A SPAC arbitrage investor breaks down why that means opportunity for enterprising investors — and shares 3 top picks on his radar.

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April 21, 2021- Business Insider, Vicky Ge Huang- April is indeed the cruelest month, especially for the SPAC market. (more…)

CNBC Fast Money: Easy money in the SPAC space? The SPAC king weighs in

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April 7, 2021- Melissa Lee, CNBC Fast Money: Julian Klymochko, 'The SPAC King,' on the SPAC craze. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Guy Adami, Tim Seymour, Nadine Terman and Steve Grasso. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe…

Team

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

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CTO and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Lee Hing

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Sabrina Torres

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

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 Chairman of Bitcoin Well and a 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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Derek is Vice President of Investment Management and Chief Technology Officer 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.

Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Frederick Mannix is the 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.

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Sabrina Torres

Sabrina is the Marketing Communications Coordinator at Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate, she has helped startups and small businessesin various industries gain online traction with her knowledge and hands-on experience of digital advertising, brand management, and graphic design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from SAIT where she also attained a BA diploma two years prior and has completed graphic design courses from ACAD.

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

Charles is the Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. He was part of a team that won Straight Through Process (STP) Excellence Award from Deutsche Bank, USA for two consecutive years whiles working at Stanbic Bank Ghana as Outward Payments Office. Charles is currently in his fourth year of PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Masters degree in Statistics. His research interests are Credit Risk Models, Loss Distribution Models and application of Machine Learning techniques to financial and insurance data.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

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CTO and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

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 Chairman of Bitcoin Well and a 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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Derek is Vice President of Investment Management and Chief Technology Officer 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.

Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Frederick Mannix is the 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.

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

Charles is the Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. He was part of a team that won Straight Through Process (STP) Excellence Award from Deutsche Bank, USA for two consecutive years whiles working at Stanbic Bank Ghana as Outward Payments Office. Charles is currently in his fourth year of PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Masters degree in Statistics. His research interests are Credit Risk Models, Loss Distribution Models and application of Machine Learning techniques to financial and insurance data.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Board Member

Jai Hawker

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Board Member

P.L. (Lonny) Tetley

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Board Member

Thomas 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 Chairman of Bitcoin Well and a 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.

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.

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Advisor

Jim Beqaj

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Advisor

Tyler Stuart

Richard Kang
Special Advisor

Richard Kang

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.

Special Advisor

Richard Kang

Richard is a Special Advisor at Accelerate. He is currently a Managing Director at Sigma Analysis & Management, a Toronto based alternative investment management firm catering to institutional investors. He is an Index Committee Member for EMQQ, the Emerging Market Internet & E-Commerce ETF which is listed on the NYSE. Richard is also a member of the Country Classification Committee at FTSE Group and a member of editorial board for both the Journal of Index Investing and the Journal of Impact & ESG Investing. Richard is a serial entrepreneur having started and led various asset management and fintech businesses. Previously, he co-founded Emerging Global Advisors, a NYC based firm managing emerging/frontier market ETFs. Founded in 2008, the firm was sold to Columbia Threadneedle (the investment arm of Ameriprise Financial) in the summer of 2016. While in New York, Richard taught the “Fundamentals of Portfolio Management” course at NYU.

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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Lee Hing

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Sabrina Torres

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

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 Chairman of Bitcoin Well and a 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.

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CTO and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Derek is Vice President of Investment Management and Chief Technology Officer 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.

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Frederick Mannix is the 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.

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Sabrina Torres

Sabrina is the Marketing Communications Coordinator at Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate, she has helped startups and small businessesin various industries gain online traction with her knowledge and hands-on experience of digital advertising, brand management, and graphic design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from SAIT where she also attained a BA diploma two years prior and has completed graphic design courses from ACAD.

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

Charles is the Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. He was part of a team that won Straight Through Process (STP) Excellence Award from Deutsche Bank, USA for two consecutive years whiles working at Stanbic Bank Ghana as Outward Payments Office. Charles is currently in his fourth year of PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Masters degree in Statistics. His research interests are Credit Risk Models, Loss Distribution Models and application of Machine Learning techniques to financial and insurance data.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

CFO & Head of Capital Markets

Michael Kesslering

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CTO and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

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Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

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 Chairman of Bitcoin Well and a 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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Derek is Vice President of Investment Management and Chief Technology Officer 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.

Executive VP

Frederick Mannix

Frederick Mannix is the 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.

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

Charles is the Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. He was part of a team that won Straight Through Process (STP) Excellence Award from Deutsche Bank, USA for two consecutive years whiles working at Stanbic Bank Ghana as Outward Payments Office. Charles is currently in his fourth year of PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Masters degree in Statistics. His research interests are Credit Risk Models, Loss Distribution Models and application of Machine Learning techniques to financial and insurance data.

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Julian Klymochko

Board Member

Jai Hawker

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Board Member

P.L. (Lonny) Tetley

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Board Member

Thomas 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 Chairman of Bitcoin Well and a 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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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.

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Advisor

Jim Beqaj

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Advisor

Tyler Stuart

Richard Kang
Special Advisor

Richard Kang

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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.

Richard Kang

Special Advisor

Richard Kang

Richard is a Special Advisor at Accelerate. He is currently a Managing Director at Sigma Analysis & Management, a Toronto based alternative investment management firm catering to institutional investors. He is an Index Committee Member for EMQQ, the Emerging Market Internet & E-Commerce ETF which is listed on the NYSE. Richard is also a member of the Country Classification Committee at FTSE Group and a member of editorial board for both the Journal of Index Investing and the Journal of Impact & ESG Investing. Richard is a serial entrepreneur having started and led various asset management and fintech businesses. Previously, he co-founded Emerging Global Advisors, a NYC based firm managing emerging/frontier market ETFs. Founded in 2008, the firm was sold to Columbia Threadneedle (the investment arm of Ameriprise Financial) in the summer of 2016. While in New York, Richard taught the “Fundamentals of Portfolio Management” course at NYU.

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