What is ARK's founding story?

Cathie Wood registered ARK as an investment adviser in January 2014. Cathie founded ARK to focus solely on disruptive innovation. Throughout her career, Cathie’s focus on innovation led her to recognize that technology increasingly is blurring the lines between and among sectors. As a result, she believes the traditional research world is not set up to follow innovative companies.

By researching across sectors, industries and markets, ARK seeks to identify companies that are leading and benefiting from cross-sector innovations such as robotics, energy storage, DNA sequencing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology. Since launching its first funds in 2014, ARK now provides investment management services across North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The firm offers a range of investment vehicles including ETFs, institutional and retail separately managed accounts, US and international mutual funds, and a UCITS fund.

ARK’s investment strategies include: Autonomous Technology and Robotics, Next Generation Internet, Genomic Revolution, Fintech Innovation, 3D Printing, Israel Innovative Technology, Mobility-as-a-Service, Space Exploration, and the overall ARK Disruptive Innovation Strategy.