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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 #221: Energy Transition Investing with ESGEN CEO Andrejka Bernatova

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June 27, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, ESGEN CEO Andrejka Bernatova. ESGEN runs a $280 million SPAC focused on accelerating the shift towards a low-carbon sustainable future. (more…)

Absolute Return Podcast #220: Disrupting Lighting with Sky Technologies Executive Chairman Rani Kohen

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June 20, 2022 - On today’s show we welcome Sky Technologies Executive Chairman Rani Kohen. Sky’s mission is to make homes and buildings become safe-advanced and smart as the standard. (more…)

Absolute Return Podcast #219: SPAC Investing with Meteora Capital Founder and CIO Vik Mittal

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June 13, 2022 - On today’s podcast we welcome special guest, Meteora Capital Founder and CIO Vik Mittal. Meteora Capital is an investment firm specializing in SPAC-related instruments in both public and private companies. (more…)

Absolute Return Podcast #218: Casino and Gaming Investing with SpringOwl Asset Management CEO Jason Ader

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June 6, 2022 - On today’s show we welcome veteran investor Jason Ader. Jason is the Co-Founder and CEO of SpringOwl Asset Management, an investment firm with a focus on the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging sectors. In addition, Jason is the CEO and Chairman…

Latest Blog Posts & Research

AlphaRank Merger Monitor – Arbs in Turmoil

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June 24, 2022 - There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes, and CNBC running a "Markets in Turmoil" special report once the S&P 500 has declined more than -5% in a month. (more…)

AlphaRank Top Stocks – June 2022

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June 14, 2022 - AlphaRank Top Stocks for June 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…)

AlphaRank Factor Performance – May 2022

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June 14, 2022 – AlphaRank Factor Performance represents the daily historical performance of Accelerate’s proprietary model factor portfolios. (more…)

Accelerate Monthly: Is a Recession Inevitable?

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June 13, 2022 - With the pandemic and accompanying global recession still fresh on everyone's minds, it is surprising that we have had approximately two years of economic expansion. (more…)

Latest Media & Press Releases

Own a Piece of Web3 with the Accelerate NFT Fund Launching July 29th

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CALGARY, AB, June 28, 2022 /CNW/  Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. ("Accelerate"), a leader in alternative investment solutions, will launch the Accelerate NFT Fund LP ("Accelerate NFT Fund") on July 29, 2022. (more…)
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Accelerate Declares Quarterly Distributions

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CALGARY, AB, June 15, 2022 /CNW/ - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., ("Accelerate") today announced the June 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 June 29, 2022,…
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Accelerate Promotes Derek Euale to Portfolio Manager

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May 26, 2022 - Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., (“Accelerate” or the “Company”) reports that Derek Euale, CTO and Vice President, Investment Management, has recently been designated as a Portfolio Manager from the Alberta Securities Commission as well as the Ontario Securities Commission. Accelerate would like…

Wanted: a substitute for the 60-40 portfolio

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May 10, 2022 | Rudy Luukko, (Investment Executive) | Alternatives, covered calls and broad diversification can all boost returns as bonds and stocks become more correlated.  (more…)

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

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

Client Success Associate

Nouha Ezzine

Finance and Compliance Associate

Damon Streuber

Data Engineer and Full-Stack Developer

Homayoun (Jeremy) Gerami

Client Success Associate

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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Derek is a Chartered Investment Manager. He is a highly analytical capital markets professional with deep experience spanning multi-asset quantitative analysis, trading, investment research & risk management. Previously, Derek delivered 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 a key contributor to quantitative 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 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 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 a Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. Charles recently completed his PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Master of Science degree in Statistics. His research interests are Credit Risk Models, Loss Distribution Models, and application of Machine Learning techniques to financial and insurance data.

Client Success Associate

Nouha Ezzine

Nouha is a Client Success Associate at Accelerate. She is currently in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Mount Royal University completing her major in Marketing. Prior to Accelerate, she worked as a marketing and sales coordinator at local skincare brand Ellie Bianca where she contributed to the national growth of the company and developed social media and web content. She also managed several retail clients in this role and has transferred this knowledge to her work at Accelerate.

Finance and Compliance Associate

Damon Streuber

Damon is the Finance and Compliance Associate at Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate, he was a Treasury Analyst and Vendor Account Analyst at Gibson Energy and prior to that, an Accounting Analyst at MEG Energy. He began his professional career with Scotiabank as a Universal Banker providing exceptional customer service and retail banking advice. Damon attended Vancouver Island University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Management.

Data Engineer and Full-Stack Developer

Homayoun (Jeremy) Gerami

Homayoun is the Data Engineer and Full-Stack Developer at Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate he worked as a Geo Data Scientist for E&P service companies, over 15 years. He holds two MSc degrees in Data Analytics and Geophysics, and a BSc degree in Mining Engineering.

Client Success Associate

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 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 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 a Chartered Investment Manager. He is a highly analytical capital markets professional with deep experience spanning multi-asset quantitative analysis, trading, investment research & risk management. Previously, Derek delivered 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 a key contributor to quantitative 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 a Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. Charles recently completed his PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Master of Science 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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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 and Vice President, Investment Management

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

Quantitative Analyst

Charles Sam

Client Success Associate

Nouha Ezzine

Finance and Compliance Associate

Damon Streuber

Data Engineer and Full-Stack Developer

Homayoun (Jeremy) Gerami

Client Success Associate

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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Derek is a Chartered Investment Manager. He is a highly analytical capital markets professional with deep experience spanning multi-asset quantitative analysis, trading, investment research & risk management. Previously, Derek delivered 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 a key contributor to quantitative 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 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 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 a Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. Charles recently completed his PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Master of Science degree in Statistics. His research interests are Credit Risk Models, Loss Distribution Models, and application of Machine Learning techniques to financial and insurance data.

Client Success Associate

Nouha Ezzine

Nouha is a Client Success Associate at Accelerate. She is currently in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Mount Royal University completing her major in Marketing. Prior to Accelerate, she worked as a marketing and sales coordinator at local skincare brand Ellie Bianca where she contributed to the national growth of the company and developed social media and web content. She also managed several retail clients in this role and has transferred this knowledge to her work at Accelerate.

Finance and Compliance Associate

Damon Streuber

Damon is the Finance and Compliance Associate at Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate, he was a Treasury Analyst and Vendor Account Analyst at Gibson Energy and prior to that, an Accounting Analyst at MEG Energy. He began his professional career with Scotiabank as a Universal Banker providing exceptional customer service and retail banking advice. Damon attended Vancouver Island University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Management.

Data Engineer and Full-Stack Developer

Homayoun (Jeremy) Gerami

Homayoun is the Data Engineer and Full-Stack Developer at Accelerate. Prior to Accelerate he worked as a Geo Data Scientist for E&P service companies, over 15 years. He holds two MSc degrees in Data Analytics and Geophysics, and a BSc degree in Mining Engineering.

Client Success Associate

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 and Vice President, Investment Management

Derek Euale

Fred Mannix,Accelerate Shares,fred mannix calgary,fred mannix junior,accelerate shares,accelerate financial,accelerate fintech
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 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 a Chartered Investment Manager. He is a highly analytical capital markets professional with deep experience spanning multi-asset quantitative analysis, trading, investment research & risk management. Previously, Derek delivered 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 a key contributor to quantitative 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 a Quantitative Analyst at Accelerate. He has three years of experience in the banking industry. Charles recently completed his PhD program with specialization in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from the same university with a Master of Science 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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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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