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.

$0.10 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-Aug-31

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Overlay Fund Characteristics as of 2021-Aug-31

Long Short
Number of Securities4141
Average Market Cap ($mm)$7,729$8,744
Trailing Return83.2%14.6%
Pct of 52 Week High90.3%81.2%
Return on Capital23.7%1.0%
Gross Profits/Assets8.6%1.9%
50 DMA to 200 DMA113%100.0%
EPS Revision2.5%-4.5%
Change In Shares0.2%7.5%
Earnings Abnormal Return2.5%-0.4%

Sector Weightings as of 2021-Aug-31

Long Short
Communication Services1.3%-1.0%
Consumer Discretionary8.4%-1.2%
Consumer Staples6.2%-1.1%
Health Care1.4%-1.0%
Information Technology1.2%-6.1%
Real Estate0.0%-7.0%
Overlay Equity Exposure50.8%-47.0%
S&P/TSX60 Index Exposure100.3%0.0%

Fund Holdings as of 2021-Aug-31

Long Security NameWeight
S&P / TSX 60 Index Futures97.4%
IShares S&P TSX 60 Index ETF2.9%
Cervus Equipment Corp1.6%
Stelco Holdings Inc1.4%
Medical Facilities Corp1.4%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc1.3%
Westshore Terminals Investment1.3%
Canfor Corp1.3%
Corus Entertainment Inc1.3%
ARC Resources Ltd1.3%
Interfor Corp1.3%
George Weston Ltd1.3%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd1.3%
Richelieu Hardware Ltd1.3%
Aritzia Inc1.3%
Loblaw Cos Ltd1.3%
BRP Inc1.3%
AGF Management Ltd1.3%
TFI International Inc1.3%
Resolute Forest Products Inc1.3%
Parex Resources Inc1.2%
North West Co Inc/The1.2%
Empire Co Ltd1.2%
Sleep Country Canada Holdings1.2%
Wajax Corp1.2%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc1.2%
Baytex Energy Corp1.2%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd1.2%
CI Financial Corp1.2%
CGI Inc1.2%
Uni-Select Inc1.2%
Brookfield Infrastructure Corp1.2%
Transcontinental Inc1.2%
Linamar Corp1.2%
Capstone Mining Corp1.2%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc1.2%
Frontera Energy Corp1.2%
Russel Metals Inc1.2%
AutoCanada Inc1.2%
Vermilion Energy Inc1.1%
Magna International Inc1.1%
Champion Iron Ltd1.1%
Doman Building Materials Group1.0%


Communication ServicesConsumer DiscretionaryConsumer StaplesEnergyFinancialsHealth CareIndustrialsInformation TechnologyMaterialsReal EstateUtilitiesOverlay Equity ExposureS&P/TSX60 Index ExposureTOTAL PORTFOLIO EXPOSURE