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 2022-May-31

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Overlay Fund Characteristics as of 2022-May-31

Long Short
Number of Securities4342
Average Market Cap ($mm)$14,076$8,458
Trailing Return46.2%-17.1%
Pct of 52 Week High86.6%68.0%
Return on Capital25.6%0.0%
Gross Profits/Assets8.6%2.5%
50 DMA to 200 DMA110%91.9%
EPS Revision2.1%5.7%
Change In Shares-2.4%5.1%
Earnings Abnormal Return-0.7%-1.5%

Sector Weightings as of 2022-May-31

Long Short
Communication Services0.0%-1.1%
Consumer Discretionary8.3%-2.3%
Consumer Staples8.1%-3.1%
Health Care0.9%-2.2%
Information Technology1.2%-7.2%
Real Estate0.0%-2.3%
Overlay Equity Exposure50.9%-46.0%
S&P/TSX60 Index Exposure98.1%0.0%

Fund Holdings as of 2022-May-31

Long Security NameWeight
S&P / TSX 60 Index Futures89.3%
IShares S&P TSX 60 Index ETF8.8%
Birchcliff Energy Ltd1.4%
Enerplus Corp1.3%
Parex Resources Inc1.3%
Champion Iron Ltd1.3%
Canfor Corp1.3%
TransGlobe Energy Corp1.3%
Baytex Energy Corp1.3%
Suncor Energy Inc1.2%
Bird Construction Inc1.2%
NuVista Energy Ltd1.2%
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd1.2%
Spin Master Corp1.2%
Canadian Tire Corp Ltd1.2%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc1.2%
Uni-Select Inc1.2%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc1.2%
Sleep Country Canada Holdings1.2%
Dollarama Inc1.2%
Russel Metals Inc1.2%
North West Co Inc/The1.2%
George Weston Ltd1.2%
Celestica Inc1.2%
Toromont Industries Ltd1.2%
Westshore Terminals Investment1.2%
Gildan Activewear Inc1.2%
TFI International Inc1.2%
Bank of Montreal1.2%
Advantage Energy Ltd1.2%
Loblaw Cos Ltd1.2%
Aritzia Inc1.2%
Methanex Corp1.2%
Stelco Holdings Inc1.2%
Metro Inc/CN1.1%
Resolute Forest Products Inc1.1%
Empire Co Ltd1.1%
Finning International Inc1.1%
Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd1.1%
Interfor Corp1.1%
Western Forest Products Inc1.1%
Nutrien Ltd1.1%
Guardian Capital Group Ltd1.1%
Centerra Gold Inc1.1%


Short Security NameWeight
Sierra Wireless Inc-1.4%
Nuvei Corp-1.3%
Ballard Power Systems Inc-1.2%
Martinrea International Inc-1.2%
CAE Inc-1.2%
Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust-1.2%
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc-1.2%
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc-1.2%
LifeWorks Inc-1.1%
Polaris Infrastructure Inc-1.1%
Kinaxis Inc-1.1%
Lightspeed Commerce Inc-1.1%
Doman Building Materials Group-1.1%
Premium Brands Holdings Corp-1.1%
Altus Group Ltd/Canada-1.1%
Aecon Group Inc-1.1%
Aimia Inc-1.1%
SilverCrest Metals Inc-1.1%
Chartwell Retirement Residence-1.1%
Algonquin Power & Utilities Co-1.1%
MAG Silver Corp-1.1%
Maxar Technologies Inc-1.1%
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc-1.1%
Sienna Senior Living Inc-1.1%
Laurentian Bank of Canada-1.1%
TC Energy Corp-1.1%
IAMGOLD Corp-1.1%
Air Canada-1.1%
Restaurant Brands International Inc-1.1%
Gatos Silver Inc-1.1%
Emera Inc-1.1%
Enbridge Inc-1.1%
Novagold Resources Inc-1.0%
Osisko Mining Inc-1.0%
Docebo Inc-1.0%
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd-1.0%
Saputo Inc-1.0%
First Majestic Silver Corp-1.0%
Orla Mining Ltd-1.0%
SunOpta Inc-1.0%
Seabridge Gold Inc-1.0%
Argonaut Gold Inc-0.5%