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-Aug-31

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Fund Characteristics as of 2021-Aug-31

Long Short
Number of Securities4441
Average Market Cap ($mm)$65,819$4,116
Trailing Return99.7%6.3%
Pct of 52 Week High87.2%64.7%
Return on Capital26.1%-9.0%
Gross Profits/Assets10.5%3.2%
50 DMA to 200 DMA114.8%90.2%
EPS Revision2.9%5.1%
Change In Shares-0.6%9.7%
Earnings Abnormal Return2.0%-1.9%

Sector Weightings as of 2021-Aug-31

Long Short
Communication Services5.3%-2.2%
Consumer Discretionary16.8%-5.6%
Consumer Staples2.4%0.0%
Health Care2.9%-5.1%
Information Technology11.9%-7.9%
Real Estate0.0%-1.1%
Equity Exposure110.1%-45.0%

Fund Holdings as of 2021-Aug-31

Long Security NameWeight
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd3.5%
Stelco Holdings Inc3.0%
Quipt Home Medical Corp2.9%
Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp2.8%
Bath & Body Works Inc2.7%
Canfor Corp2.7%
Corus Entertainment Inc2.7%
Boise Cascade Co2.7%
Nucor Corp2.7%
Western Forest Products Inc2.6%
Sciplay Corp2.6%
Interfor Corp2.6%
Resolute Forest Products Inc2.5%
Parex Resources Inc2.5%
T Rowe Price Group Inc2.5%
Microsoft Corp2.5%
Masco Corp2.5%
CI Financial Corp2.5%
J2 Global Inc2.5%
Illinois Tool Works Inc2.5%
HP Inc2.5%
DR Horton Inc2.5%
BRP Inc2.5%
Moodys Corp2.4%
Pzena Investment Management Inc2.4%
Discover Financial Services2.4%
Fortune Brands Home & Security2.4%
Empire Co Ltd2.4%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc2.4%
Commercial Metals Co2.4%
Amplify Energy Corp2.4%
Linamar Corp2.4%
Russel Metals Inc2.4%
Donnelley Financial Solutions2.4%
EOG Resources Inc2.4%
Manning & Napier Inc2.3%
Applied Materials Inc2.3%
Earthstone Energy Inc2.3%
Haverty Furniture Cos Inc2.3%
Huttig Building Products Inc2.3%
XPEL Inc2.3%
Champion Iron Ltd2.2%
Revolve Group Inc2.1%
Cambium Networks Corp2.1%


Communication ServicesConsumer DiscretionaryConsumer StaplesEnergyFinancialsHealth CareIndustrialsInformation TechnologyMaterialsReal EstateUtilitiesEquity Exposure