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-May-31

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Fund Characteristics as of 2022-May-31

Long Short
Number of Securities5046
Average Market Cap ($mm)$90,066$2,758
Trailing Return49.7%-51.8%
Pct of 52 Week High84.4%35.9%
Return on Capital33.0%-12.3%
Gross Profits/Assets8.6%3.8%
50 DMA to 200 DMA110.2%68.3%
EPS Revision7.5%3.0%
Change In Shares-4.7%13.2%
Earnings Abnormal Return1.6%-5.9%

Sector Weightings as of 2022-May-31

Long Short
Communication Services2.6%-2.8%
Consumer Discretionary12.3%-8.9%
Consumer Staples6.8%-1.0%
Health Care1.9%-10.8%
Information Technology10.9%-9.8%
Real Estate0.0%-1.9%
Equity Exposure114.8%-44.5%

Fund Holdings as of 2022-May-31

Long Security NameWeight
Obsidian Energy Ltd3.0%
Crescent Point Energy Corp2.9%
Marathon Oil Corp2.7%
Montauk Renewables Inc2.7%
Hudson Technologies Inc2.7%
APA Corp2.7%
Parex Resources Inc2.6%
Playtika Holding Corp2.6%
Baytex Energy Corp2.5%
A-Mark Precious Metals Inc2.5%
Patria Investments Ltd2.4%
EOG Resources Inc2.4%
Driven Brands Holdings Inc2.4%
LSB Industries Inc2.4%
Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc2.4%
Athabasca Oil Corp2.4%
Steel Dynamics Inc2.4%
Taseko Mines Ltd2.3%
Amerigo Resources Ltd2.3%
Uni-Select Inc2.3%
Masco Corp2.3%
Russel Metals Inc2.3%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd2.3%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc2.3%
Evercore Inc2.2%
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd2.2%
Concentrix Corp2.2%
Seagate Technology Holdings PL2.2%
Loblaw Cos Ltd2.2%
Resolute Forest Products Inc2.2%
George Weston Ltd2.2%
HP Inc2.2%
Credit Acceptance Corp2.2%
Nucor Corp2.2%
AutoNation Inc2.2%
Microsoft Corp2.2%
Encore Capital Group Inc2.2%
Dillards Inc2.1%
Danaos Corp2.1%
Encore Wire Corp2.1%
Western Forest Products Inc2.1%
Boise Cascade Co2.1%
Interfor Corp2.1%
Apple Inc2.1%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp2.0%
Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc2.0%
Landsea Homes Corp2.0%
Vinci Partners Investments Ltd1.9%


Short Security NameWeight
Wynn Resorts Ltd-1.1%
Orchid Island Capital Inc-1.1%
Workhorse Group Inc-1.0%
Rackspace Technology Inc-1.0%
Callaway Golf Co-1.0%
Adient PLC-1.0%
PetIQ Inc-1.0%
Mission Produce Inc-1.0%
Akoustis Technologies Inc-1.0%
Lightspeed Commerce Inc-1.0%
Ranpak Holdings Corp-1.0%
AMMO Inc-1.0%
Green Plains Inc-1.0%
Tellurian Inc-1.0%
Roku Inc-1.0%
Palantir Technologies Inc-1.0%
American Well Corp-1.0%
nLight Inc-1.0%
Schrodinger Inc/United States-1.0%
loanDepot Inc-1.0%
Inari Medical Inc-1.0%
Oak Street Health Inc-1.0%
PAR Technology Corp-1.0%
Duck Creek Technologies Inc-1.0%
1Life Healthcare Inc-1.0%
Vertiv Holdings Co-1.0%
Quanterix Corp-1.0%
Berkeley Lights Inc-1.0%
Amyris Inc-1.0%
Butterfly Network Inc-1.0%
NeoGenomics Inc-1.0%
Aspen Aerogels Inc-1.0%
BigCommerce Holdings Inc-1.0%
BioLife Solutions Inc-0.9%
Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd-0.9%
DraftKings Inc-0.9%
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings-0.9%
Bandwidth Inc-0.9%
Wayfair Inc-0.9%
Redfin Corp-0.9%
Okta Inc-0.9%
Purple Innovation Inc-0.9%
Cardlytics Inc-0.9%