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:

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 2022-Nov-30

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Overlay Fund Characteristics as of 2022-Nov-30

Long Short
Number of Securities4646
Average Market Cap ($mm)$16,202$10,036
Beta1.1 1.2
Trailing Return4.5%-37.4%
Pct of 52 Week High85.0%63.6%
Return on Capital24.0%2.3%
Gross Profits/Assets8.0%2.5%
50 DMA to 200 DMA100%84.6%
EPS Revision-6.3%-6.7%
Change In Shares-3.9%1.3%
Earnings Abnormal Return0.4%1.4%

Sector Weightings as of 2022-Nov-30

Long Short
Communication Services1.1%-1.0%
Consumer Discretionary9.8%-2.2%
Consumer Staples6.3%-2.1%
Health Care0.0%-1.0%
Information Technology2.2%-7.6%
Real Estate0.0%-7.2%
Overlay Equity Exposure49.9%-47.9%
S&P/TSX60 Index Exposure101.4%0.0%

Fund Holdings as of 2022-Nov-30

Long Security NameWeight
S&P / TSX 60 Index Futures98.6%
IShares S&P TSX 60 Index ETF2.8%
Torex Gold Resources Inc1.2%
Lundin Gold Inc1.2%
Stella-Jones Inc1.2%
Linamar Corp1.2%
Canfor Corp1.2%
Interfor Corp1.2%
TFI International Inc1.1%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd1.1%
Finning International Inc1.1%
Mullen Group Ltd1.1%
Aritzia Inc1.1%
Sleep Country Canada Holdings1.1%
Celestica Inc1.1%
Quebecor Inc1.1%
Birchcliff Energy Ltd1.1%
Metro Inc/CN1.1%
Gildan Activewear Inc1.1%
CGI Inc1.1%
Canadian National Railway Co1.1%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc1.1%
Element Fleet Management Corp1.1%
Spin Master Corp1.1%
Parex Resources Inc1.1%
Uni-Select Inc1.1%
Suncor Energy Inc1.1%
Teck Resources Ltd1.1%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd1.1%
Intact Financial Corp1.1%
North West Co Inc/The1.1%
Nutrien Ltd1.1%
Enerplus Corp1.1%
Canadian Tire Corp Ltd1.1%
Stelco Holdings Inc1.1%
George Weston Ltd1.1%
Dollarama Inc1.0%
Restaurant Brands Internationational Inc1.0%
ARC Resources Ltd1.0%
Toromont Industries Ltd1.0%
Baytex Energy Corp1.0%
CCL Industries Inc1.0%
NuVista Energy Ltd1.0%
iA Financial Corp Inc1.0%
Empire Co Ltd1.0%
Russel Metals Inc1.0%
International Petroleum Corp1.0%
Loblaw Cos Ltd1.0%


Short Security NameWeight
CAE Inc-1.2%
Ballard Power Systems Inc-1.2%
Shopify Inc-1.1%
Docebo Inc-1.1%
Park Lawn Corp-1.1%
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc-1.1%
Osisko Mining Inc-1.1%
Lightspeed Commerce Inc-1.1%
Ensign Energy Services Inc-1.1%
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc-1.1%
Canadian Western Bank-1.1%
SilverCrest Metals Inc-1.1%
DREAM Unlimited Corp-1.1%
Canada Goose Holdings Inc-1.1%
Brookfield Asset Management Inc-1.1%
Equinox Gold Corp-1.1%
Altus Group Ltd/Canada-1.1%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc-1.1%
Maple Leaf Foods Inc-1.1%
Nuvei Corp-1.0%
Novagold Resources Inc-1.0%
Eldorado Gold Corp-1.0%
InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust-1.0%
TC Energy Corp-1.0%
Aimia Inc-1.0%
Open Text Corp-1.0%
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd-1.0%
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc-1.0%
Aecon Group Inc-1.0%
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc-1.0%
Enghouse Systems Ltd-1.0%
Maxar Technologies Inc-1.0%
Canadian Apartment Properties-1.0%
MAG Silver Corp-1.0%
Premium Brands Holdings Corp-1.0%
Chartwell Retirement Residence-1.0%
Killam Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust-1.0%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc-1.0%
Seabridge Gold Inc-1.0%
Pan American Silver Corp-1.0%
Keyera Corp-1.0%
NorthWest Healthcare Properties-1.0%
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust-1.0%
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd-1.0%
WSP Global Inc-0.9%
Algonquin Power & Utilities Co-0.7%

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