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 2021-Nov-30

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Fund Characteristics as of 2021-Nov-30

Long Short
Number of Securities5046
Average Market Cap ($mm)$62,359$5,237
Beta1.4 1.3
Trailing Return134.0%-13.0%
Pct of 52 Week High83.6%48.1%
Return on Capital25.4%-13.7%
Gross Profits/Assets9.6%2.7%
50 DMA to 200 DMA114.8%85.3%
EPS Revision6.3%5.4%
Change In Shares-0.4%14.0%
Earnings Abnormal Return2.2%-6.1%

Sector Weightings as of 2021-Nov-30

Long Short
Communication Services5.4%-3.2%
Consumer Discretionary20.8%-4.6%
Consumer Staples2.3%-1.0%
Health Care3.6%-7.3%
Information Technology6.7%-8.1%
Real Estate0.0%-1.6%
Equity Exposure103.1%-37.9%

Fund Holdings as of 2021-Nov-30

Long Security NameWeight
Uni-Select Inc2.7%
HP Inc2.4%
Manning & Napier Inc2.3%
Champion Iron Ltd2.3%
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd2.3%
Interfor Corp2.3%
Albertsons Cos Inc2.3%
Huttig Building Products Inc2.3%
Resolute Forest Products Inc2.3%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp2.2%
Masco Corp2.2%
Bath & Body Works Inc2.2%
Amplify Energy Corp2.2%
AutoNation Inc2.2%
Encore Wire Corp2.2%
Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp2.2%
Canfor Corp2.2%
Microsoft Corp2.2%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd2.2%
Lazydays Holdings Inc2.1%
Stelco Holdings Inc2.1%
XPEL Inc2.1%
Applied Materials Inc2.1%
Nucor Corp2.1%
Suncor Energy Inc2.1%
Donnelley Financial Solutions2.1%
Boise Cascade Co2.1%
Discover Financial Services2.0%
Crocs Inc2.0%
Evercore Inc2.0%
CI Financial Corp2.0%
Russel Metals Inc2.0%
EOG Resources Inc2.0%
Obsidian Energy Ltd2.0%
Dillards Inc2.0%
Parex Resources Inc1.9%
TransGlobe Energy Corp1.9%
Western Forest Products Inc1.9%
Inmode Ltd1.9%
BRP Inc1.9%
Corus Entertainment Inc1.9%
Ziff Davis Inc1.9%
Baytex Energy Corp1.9%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc1.8%
Cato Corp/The1.8%
Pzena Investment Management Inc1.8%


Short Security NameWeight
Orla Mining Ltd-1.1%
Osisko Mining Inc-1.0%
Applied Optoelectronics Inc-1.0%
Calavo Growers Inc-1.0%
Fluidigm Corp-1.0%
Vapotherm Inc-1.0%
Trupanion Inc-1.0%
Plug Power Inc-1.0%
Quotient Ltd-1.0%
Twilio Inc-0.9%
SilverCrest Metals Inc-0.9%
Ballard Power Systems Inc-0.9%
Las Vegas Sands Corp-0.9%
Akoustis Technologies Inc-0.9%
SI-BONE Inc-0.8%
Oak Street Health Inc-0.8%
Cleanspark Inc-0.8%
PetIQ Inc-0.8%
Alteryx Inc-0.8%
Coupa Software Inc-0.8%
Sunrun Inc-0.8%
Matrix Service Co-0.8%
Zillow Group Inc-0.8%
LiveOne Inc-0.8%
Madison Square Garden Entertainment-0.8%
DraftKings Inc-0.8%
Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd-0.8%
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc-0.8%
MAG Silver Corp-0.8%
Selectquote Inc-0.8%
Redfin Corp-0.8%
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd-0.8%
1847 Goedeker Inc-0.8%
National CineMedia Inc-0.8%
Hawaiian Holdings Inc-0.8%
Cardlytics Inc-0.8%
American Superconductor Corp-0.7%
eHealth Inc-0.7%
VirnetX Holding Corp-0.7%
Quanterix Corp-0.7%
BigCommerce Holdings Inc-0.7%
Vroom Inc-0.7%