Accelerate Enhanced Canadian Benchmark Alternative Fund

About the Fund

The Accelerate Enhanced Canadian Benchmark Alternative Fund (TSX: ATSX) combines exposure to the S&P/TSX 60 plus a long-short Canadian equity overlay designed to add incremental performance above the broad Canadian equity index.

Investment Objectives

  • Outperform the broad Canadian equity index
  • Provide volatility in-line with the broad Canadian equity index

Alpha + beta

Alternative ETF

Date Started:
May 10, 2019

Management Fee:

Performance Fee:
1/2 of outperformance above S&P/ TSX 60 Total Return

Investment Manager:
Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc.

$0.42 per quarter



Risk Rating:

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Track Record

Investment Process

In addition to providing exposure to the broad Canadian equity index, either through derivatives, ETFs or the underlying equities, ATSX holds a diversified, long-short equity overlay portfolio of Canadian equities.
To select the long-short overlay portfolio, ATSX utilizes a systematic, proprietary multi-factor model to sort and rank all liquid Canadian stocks based on 5 principle factors:
  1. Value
  2. Quality
  3. Price Momentum
  4. Operating Momentum
  5. Trend

The Fund goes long a portfolio of the highest expected return stocks selected from the top decile ranking from the multi-factor model while going short a portfolio of the lowest expected return stocks selected from the bottom decile ranking. The portfolio is balanced on a monthly basis. The long portfolio is up to 50% of NAV and the short portfolio is up to -50% of NAV.

Performance as of 2021-Nov-30

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Overlay Fund Characteristics as of 2021-Nov-30

Long Short
Number of Securities4244
Average Market Cap ($mm)$6,866$6,208
Beta1.3 1.1
Trailing Return86.6%3.7%
Pct of 52 Week High85.4%74.9%
Return on Capital21.6%1.3%
Gross Profits/Assets8.5%2.2%
50 DMA to 200 DMA113%97.5%
EPS Revision5.6%-7.4%
Change In Shares-0.6%7.4%
Earnings Abnormal Return2.9%0.3%

Sector Weightings as of 2021-Nov-30

Long Short
Communication Services1.1%-1.0%
Consumer Discretionary8.3%-4.2%
Consumer Staples4.6%-2.0%
Health Care1.0%-2.0%
Information Technology2.2%-4.0%
Real Estate0.0%-2.1%
Overlay Equity Exposure47.6%-44.5%
S&P/TSX60 Index Exposure99.6%0.0%

Fund Holdings as of 2021-Nov-30

Long Security NameWeight
S&P / TSX 60 Index Futures93.9%
IShares S&P TSX 60 Index ETF5.6%
Uni-Select Inc1.6%
Resolute Forest Products Inc1.3%
Interfor Corp1.3%
Canfor Corp1.2%
Loblaw Cos Ltd1.2%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd1.2%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd1.2%
Aritzia Inc1.2%
Champion Iron Ltd1.2%
Gildan Activewear Inc1.2%
George Weston Ltd1.2%
MEG Energy Corp1.2%
Richelieu Hardware Ltd1.2%
Russel Metals Inc1.2%
Suncor Energy Inc1.2%
Vermilion Energy Inc1.2%
North West Co Inc/The1.2%
Spin Master Corp1.1%
ATS Automation Tooling Systems1.1%
Western Forest Products Inc1.1%
Sleep Country Canada Holdings1.1%
Guardian Capital Group Ltd1.1%
CI Financial Corp1.1%
Parex Resources Inc1.1%
Celestica Inc1.1%
Westshore Terminals Investment Corp1.1%
TransGlobe Energy Corp1.1%
TFI International Inc1.1%
Empire Co Ltd1.1%
BRP Inc1.1%
Finning International Inc1.1%
Baytex Energy Corp1.1%
Corus Entertainment Inc1.1%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc1.1%
Stelco Holdings Inc1.1%
Evertz Technologies Ltd1.1%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc1.0%
Wajax Corp1.0%
Birchcliff Energy Ltd1.0%
Medical Facilities Corp1.0%
Frontera Energy Corp1.0%
AutoCanada Inc1.0%
Resolute Forest Products Inc0.9%


Short Security NameWeight
Park Lawn Corp-1.2%
Osisko Mining Inc-1.2%
Orla Mining Ltd-1.1%
Quarterhill Inc-1.1%
Gatos Silver Inc-1.1%
Seabridge Gold Inc-1.1%
Gibson Energy Inc-1.1%
TransAlta Renewables Inc-1.1%
Emera Inc-1.1%
Restaurant Brands International-1.1%
Brookfield Renewable Partners-1.1%
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd-1.1%
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc-1.0%
Boralex Inc-1.0%
Killam Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust-1.0%
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc-1.0%
Algonquin Power & Utilities Co-1.0%
Ag Growth International Inc-1.0%
Sierra Wireless Inc-1.0%
Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust-1.0%
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc-1.0%
Eldorado Gold Corp-1.0%
Aimia Inc-1.0%
SilverCrest Metals Inc-1.0%
Chartwell Retirement Residence-1.0%
Maxar Technologies Inc-1.0%
TC Energy Corp-1.0%
Ballard Power Systems Inc-1.0%
Saputo Inc-1.0%
Doman Building Materials Group-1.0%
Cargojet Inc-1.0%
Sienna Senior Living Inc-1.0%
SunOpta Inc-1.0%
Martinrea International Inc-1.0%
ARC Resources Ltd-1.0%
Polaris Infrastructure Inc-1.0%
Novagold Resources Inc-0.9%
Laurentian Bank of Canada-0.9%
Canada Goose Holdings Inc-0.9%
Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd-0.9%
MAG Silver Corp-0.9%