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-Dec-31

1 Month3 MonthsYTD1 Year3 YearsSince Inception

Fund Characteristics as of 2021-Dec-31

Long Short
Number of Securities5247
Average Market Cap ($mm)$56,938$3,693
Beta1.3 1.3
Trailing Return95.2%-42.4%
Pct of 52 Week High89.6%42.5%
Return on Capital28.2%-15.3%
Gross Profits/Assets9.6%3.2%
50 DMA to 200 DMA114.2%79.8%
EPS Revision1.3%1.1%
Change In Shares-0.7%8.2%
Earnings Abnormal Return2.9%-7.0%

Sector Weightings as of 2021-Dec-31

Long Short
Communication Services2.0%-2.7%
Consumer Discretionary18.7%-4.9%
Consumer Staples6.5%-1.9%
Health Care2.2%-10.9%
Information Technology6.5%-9.0%
Real Estate0.0%-1.9%
Equity Exposure111.0%-44.3%

Fund Holdings as of 2021-Dec-31

Long Security NameWeight
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd2.4%
Huttig Building Products Inc2.4%
Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc2.3%
Applied Materials Inc2.3%
Obsidian Energy Ltd2.3%
Interfor Corp2.3%
Hardwoods Distribution Inc2.3%
BRP Inc2.3%
Encore Wire Corp2.3%
Credit Acceptance Corp2.3%
Resolute Forest Products Inc2.3%
Lazydays Holdings Inc2.2%
API Group Corp2.2%
Stelco Holdings Inc2.2%
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd2.2%
Medical Facilities Corp2.2%
Canfor Corp2.2%
Western Forest Products Inc2.2%
Boise Cascade Co2.2%
Steel Dynamics Inc2.2%
Donnelley Financial Solutions2.2%
AutoNation Inc2.2%
Loblaw Cos Ltd2.2%
Uni-Select Inc2.2%
Maxim Power Corp2.2%
Encore Capital Group Inc2.2%
Discover Financial Services2.1%
HP Inc2.1%
Bath & Body Works Inc2.1%
Manning & Napier Inc2.1%
Masco Corp2.1%
Suncor Energy Inc2.1%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp2.1%
Cato Corp/The2.1%
Nucor Corp2.1%
Parex Resources Inc2.1%
Russel Metals Inc2.1%
Evercore Inc2.1%
Amplify Energy Corp2.1%
EOG Resources Inc2.0%
Baytex Energy Corp2.0%
Albertsons Cos Inc2.0%
Microsoft Corp2.0%
TransGlobe Energy Corp2.0%
Dillards Inc2.0%
CI Financial Corp2.0%
Urban One Inc2.0%
Guardian Capital Group Ltd1.9%
Pzena Investment Management Inc1.9%
Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc1.9%
Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp1.9%
Crocs Inc1.7%


Short Security NameWeight
Purple Innovation Inc-1.3%
James River Group Holdings Ltd-1.1%
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc-1.1%
Limelight Networks Inc-1.1%
SI-BONE Inc-1.0%
Accolade Inc-1.0%
1847 Goedeker Inc-1.0%
National CineMedia Inc-1.0%
Guardant Health Inc-1.0%
Quanterix Corp-1.0%
Zillow Group Inc-1.0%
Calavo Growers Inc-1.0%
Oak Street Health Inc-1.0%
PetIQ Inc-1.0%
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd-1.0%
SilverCrest Metals Inc-1.0%
Coupa Software Inc-1.0%
Nikola Corp-1.0%
Osisko Mining Inc-1.0%
Berkeley Lights Inc-1.0%
Twilio Inc-1.0%
Vapotherm Inc-1.0%
Selectquote Inc-0.9%
eHealth Inc-0.9%
Sumo Logic Inc-0.9%
Akoustis Technologies Inc-0.9%
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc-0.9%
Cardlytics Inc-0.9%
American Well Corp-0.9%
VirnetX Holding Corp-0.9%
American Superconductor Corp-0.9%
New Fortress Energy Inc-0.9%
Coeur Mining Inc-0.9%
Ballard Power Systems Inc-0.9%
Redfin Corp-0.9%
Freshpet Inc-0.9%
Fluidigm Corp-0.9%
Orla Mining Ltd-0.9%
Velodyne Lidar Inc-0.9%
Matrix Service Co-0.9%
Vroom Inc-0.9%
Applied Optoelectronics Inc-0.8%
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co-0.8%
Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd-0.8%
Sunrun Inc-0.8%
LiveOne Inc-0.8%
Cleanspark Inc-0.8%