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Not Your Traditional Investment Manager

The world is changing rapidly. While traditional investors seek safety in benchmarks and passive strategies, ARK believes this behavior is counterproductive. Innovation is causing disruption and the risks associated with the traditional world order are rising. We strive to invest at the pace of innovation.

Not Your Traditional Investment Manager

What Sets ARK Apart?


Sole Focus on Disruptive Innovation

ARK focuses solely on offering investment solutions to capture disruptive innovation in the public equity markets.


Experienced Investment Leadership

ARK’s CIO and Chief Futurist have worked together for almost 15 years and recognize that innovation demands a dynamic approach.


Thematic Analysts Organized by Innovation

ARK’s analysts are organized by cross-sector innovation theme to capitalize on technological convergence across markets and industries.


Transparent and Open Research Ecosystem

ARK employs an open research approach that adds technology concepts and external inputs to traditional financial research, creating a more transparent and interdisciplinary investment process.


Long-Term Investment Time Horizon

The market can be distracted by short-term price movements. ARK’s active management focuses on the long-term effect of disruptive technologies.

Catherine D. Wood
Catherine D. Wood Founder
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer

Cathie founded ARK for two reasons: First, to focus solely on disruptive innovation, primarily in the public equity markets. Second, to open up research, becoming a ‘sharing economy’ company in the asset management space.

“We’re all about finding the next big thing. Those hewing to the benchmarks, which are backwards looking, are not about the future. They are about what has worked. We’re all about what is going to work.”

ARK’s Key Moments

January, 2014

The Launch

ARK registers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and begins hiring staff.
September, 2014

Bell Ringing

ARK launches its first actively managed Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) at the New York Stock Exchange.
March, 2016

New Investment Solutions

ARK adds separately managed account (SMA) services and begins managing pension plan assets.
July, 2016

New Partnership

Resolute Investment Managers, Inc. (parent company of American Beacon Advisors) takes minority ownership interest in ARK.
December, 2016

Global Growth

ARK begins managing thematic funds in Japan and across Asia-Pacific in collaboration with Nikko Asset Management.
January, 2017

First US Mutual Fund

ARK sub-advises first US Mutual Fund in collaboration with American Beacon Funds.
August, 2017

New Partnership

NAMA Investment Partners Inc. (wholly owned subsidiary of Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd) takes minority ownership interest in ARK.
June, 2018

$5 Billion AUM

ARK crosses $5 billion in Assets Under Management (AUM).
September, 2018

First UCITS Fund

ARK begins sub-advising its first UCITS fund. In collaboration with Nikko AM, ARK expands further into Europe, Asia, and Australia.
July, 2019

$10 Billion AUM

ARK crosses $10 billion in AUM.

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