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

Accelerate Absolute Return Hedge Fund Explained:


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:

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-Nov-30

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Fund Characteristics as of 2022-Nov-30

Long Short
Number of Securities5151
Average Market Cap ($mm)$10,427$4,633
Beta1.1 1.4
Trailing Return14.4%-67.7%
Pct of 52 Week High85.8%35.3%
Return on Capital31.9%-13.4%
Gross Profits/Assets8.2%4.5%
50 DMA to 200 DMA102.2%76.7%
EPS Revision-4.4%-3.2%
Change In Shares-5.6%7.1%
Earnings Abnormal Return0.5%-3.1%

Sector Weightings as of 2022-Nov-30

Long Short
Communication Services2.3%-5.1%
Consumer Discretionary16.2%-8.9%
Consumer Staples8.8%-1.8%
Health Care4.1%-8.7%
Information Technology7.0%-13.9%
Real Estate4.5%0.0%
Equity Exposure115.0%-44.8%

Fund Holdings as of 2022-Nov-30

Long Security NameWeight
Jackson Financial Inc2.5%
Dillards Inc2.5%
Chemours Co/The2.5%
AutoNation Inc2.4%
Axcelis Technologies Inc2.4%
Mullen Group Ltd2.4%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp2.4%
Donnelley Financial Solutions2.4%
Group 1 Automotive Inc2.4%
Nucor Corp2.4%
Marcus & Millichap Inc2.4%
Mueller Industries Inc2.4%
HP Inc2.4%
GCM Grosvenor Inc2.4%
Encore Wire Corp2.3%
Steel Dynamics Inc2.3%
Interfor Corp2.3%
Principal Financial Group Inc2.3%
Uni-Select Inc2.3%
CF Industries Holdings Inc2.3%
Covenant Logistics Group Inc2.3%
H&R Block Inc2.3%
Sirius XM Holdings Inc2.3%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc2.3%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd2.3%
Advantage Energy Ltd2.3%
CTS Corp2.2%
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co2.2%
Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd2.2%
George Weston Ltd2.2%
NuVista Energy Ltd2.2%
Civeo Corp2.2%
CES Energy Solutions Corp2.2%
Dollarama Inc2.2%
Russel Metals Inc2.2%
Hudson Technologies Inc2.2%
InvenTrust Properties Corp2.2%
Loblaw Cos Ltd2.2%
ARC Resources Ltd2.2%
Danaos Corp2.2%
Intact Financial Corp2.2%
Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc2.1%
Chesapeake Energy Corp2.1%
Murphy USA Inc2.1%
LSB Industries Inc2.1%
Athabasca Oil Corp2.1%
Cardinal Health Inc2.1%
McKesson Corp2.0%
Cardinal Energy Ltd2.0%
Montauk Renewables Inc2.0%
CONSOL Energy Inc1.9%


Short Security NameWeight
Peloton Interactive Inc-1.1%
Castle Biosciences Inc-1.1%
Park Lawn Corp-1.1%
E2open Parent Holdings Inc-1.1%
American Well Corp-1.0%
Duck Creek Technologies Inc-1.0%
SentinelOne Inc-1.0%
UiPath Inc-1.0%
Fastly Inc-1.0%
IAC Inc-1.0%
Illumina Inc-1.0%
Alkami Technology Inc-1.0%
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings-1.0%
Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Inc-1.0%
Accolade Inc-1.0%
TuSimple Holdings Inc-1.0%
Nextdoor Holdings Inc-1.0%
StepStone Group Inc-1.0%
Olo Inc-1.0%
Freshpet Inc-0.9%
Grab Holdings Ltd-0.9%
Rush Street Interactive Inc-0.9%
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp-0.9%
Rite Aid Corp-0.9%
Broadmark Realty Capital Inc-0.9%
Outset Medical Inc-0.8%
Quanterix Corp-0.8%
Purple Innovation Inc-0.8%
Unity Software Inc-0.8%
Health Catalyst Inc-0.8%
Certara Inc-0.8%
American Eagle Outfitters Inc-0.8%
Kornit Digital Ltd-0.8%
Ballard Power Systems Inc-0.8%
23andMe Holding Co-0.8%
DraftKings Inc-0.8%
Sumo Logic Inc-0.8%
DoorDash Inc-0.8%
Snap Inc-0.8%
nLight Inc-0.7%
Palantir Technologies Inc-0.7%
ZoomInfo Technologies Inc-0.7%
nCino Inc-0.7%
Lightspeed Commerce Inc-0.7%
SiTime Corp-0.7%
Twilio Inc-0.7%
Roku Inc-0.7% Inc-0.7%
CryoPort Inc-0.7%
2U Inc-0.7%

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