Accelerate Absolute Return Hedge Fund

About the Fund

The Accelerate Absolute Return Hedge Fund (TSX: HDGE) is a diversified, liquid, and performance-oriented long-short equity hedge fund that seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation and a superior risk-adjusted return relative to the broader U.S. equity market.

Investment Objectives

  • Target 10-15% annualized returns
  • Generate positive returns irrespective of market direction
  • Hedge downside risk
  • Manage volatility
  • Provide uncorrelated returns

Long-short equity

Alternative ETF

Date Started:
May 10, 2019

Management Fee:

Performance Fee:
20% of outperformance over high water mark

Investment Manager:
Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc.

$0.10 per quarter



Risk Rating:

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Track Record

Investment Process

HDGE utilizes a systematic, proprietary multi-factor model to sort and rank all liquid North American stocks based on five principal 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 rebalanced on a monthly basis.

Performance as of 2022-Jul-29

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Fund Characteristics as of 2022-Jul-29

Long Short
Number of Securities4846
Average Market Cap ($mm)$7,547$4,425
Trailing Return46.4%-53.8%
Pct of 52 Week High74.2%36.2%
Return on Capital27.9%-13.8%
Gross Profits/Assets10.2%3.5%
50 DMA to 200 DMA105.1%66.5%
EPS Revision0.8%0.9%
Change In Shares-3.6%7.7%
Earnings Abnormal Return2.9%-3.3%

Sector Weightings as of 2022-Jul-29

Long Short
Communication Services2.3%-3.1%
Consumer Discretionary20.8%-6.0%
Consumer Staples6.9%-2.0%
Health Care2.3%-11.2%
Information Technology4.6%-11.9%
Real Estate2.3%-1.0%
Equity Exposure109.7%-44.7%

Fund Holdings as of 2022-Jul-29

Long Security NameWeight
Group 1 Automotive Inc2.5%
Credit Acceptance Corp2.3%
Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc2.3%
Landsea Homes Corp2.3%
Encore Wire Corp2.3%
AutoNation Inc2.3%
SilverBow Resources Inc2.3%
Interfor Corp2.3%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp2.3%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc2.3%
Russel Metals Inc2.3%
Encore Capital Group Inc2.3%
Patria Investments Ltd2.3%
Nucor Corp2.3%
Bombardier Inc2.3%
Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc2.3%
Danaos Corp2.3%
FirstService Corp2.3%
Thomson Reuters Corp2.3%
H&R Block Inc2.3%
Civeo Corp2.3%
Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia SpA2.3%
Hudson Technologies Inc2.3%
CF Industries Holdings Inc2.3%
HP Inc2.3%
George Weston Ltd2.3%
Loblaw Cos Ltd2.3%
Marathon Oil Corp2.3%
Dollarama Inc2.3%
Uni-Select Inc2.3%
DHI Group Inc2.3%
Ensign Energy Services Inc2.3%
Parex Resources Inc2.3%
APA Corp2.3%
Crescent Point Energy Corp2.3%
TETRA Technologies Inc2.3%
Steel Dynamics Inc2.3%
Medical Facilities Corp2.3%
Baytex Energy Corp2.3%
A-Mark Precious Metals Inc2.3%
LSB Industries Inc2.3%
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd2.3%
Obsidian Energy Ltd2.3%
CTS Corp2.3%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co2.3%
Murphy USA Inc2.2%
Warrior Met Coal Inc2.2%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd1.9%


Short Security NameWeight
Apollo Global Management Inc-1.1%
Anterix Inc-1.1%
908 Devices Inc-1.0%
Mission Produce Inc-1.0%
Oak Street Health Inc-1.0%
Nextdoor Holdings Inc-1.0%
Vertiv Holdings Co-1.0%
Vivint Smart Home Inc-1.0%
Palantir Technologies Inc-1.0%
Genius Sports Ltd-1.0%
TuSimple Holdings Inc-1.0%
BigCommerce Holdings Inc-1.0%
Lightspeed Commerce Inc-1.0%
Stem Inc-1.0%
AMMO Inc-1.0%
Clover Health Investments Corp-1.0%
American Well Corp-1.0%
XP Inc-1.0%
ON24 Inc-1.0%
Agilon Health Inc-1.0%
Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc-1.0%
Ondas Holdings Inc-1.0%
Stellantis NV-1.0%
UiPath Inc-1.0%
DraftKings Inc-1.0% Holdings Inc-1.0%
Full House Resorts Inc-1.0%
Schrodinger Inc/United States-1.0%
Alkami Technology Inc-1.0%
Reynolds Consumer Products Inc-1.0%
Treace Medical Concepts Inc-1.0%
Duck Creek Technologies Inc-1.0%
Grab Holdings Ltd-1.0%
Sprout Social Inc-1.0%
Vacasa Inc-1.0%
Tellurian Inc-1.0%
eHealth Inc-1.0%
NeoGenomics Inc-1.0%
FTC Solar Inc-0.9%
Codexis Inc-0.9%
Butterfly Network Inc-0.9%
Inotiv Inc-0.9%
Rackspace Technology Inc-0.9%
Aspen Aerogels Inc-0.7%
1Life Healthcare Inc-0.5%