ETF of the Year &

Most Innovative ETF Issuer of the Year

ARK thanks for awarding us with the “ETF of the Year” for the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK)
and naming us the “Most Innovative ETF Issuer of the Year” 2017.1

Innovation is Key to Growth

As a leader on investing in disruptive innovation, ARK Invest seeks to deliver long-term growth for investors through ETFs solely focused on innovation.

Gain venture capital-like exposure through public market securities, thematically structured in ARK’s Innovation ETFs.


ARK’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) seek to offer:

Attractive performance uncorrelated to traditional investment strategies.

Access to game-changing companies in some of the most promising areas of the economy.

Exposure to aggressive growth through a fund rather than individual stocks.


Innovation ETFs, Technology ETFs, Rate of Innovations


Innovation is disrupting our world at an accelerated rate and creating more general purpose technologies than ever before. This rapid change facilitates convergence across different sectors of the economy leading to exponential industry growth.

Over time, innovation will displace industry incumbents, increase efficiencies, and gain majority market share. It is up to investors to understand the opportunities and invest at the pace of innovation.

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*Lipsey, R.G., K.I. Carlaw and C. Bekar (2005): Economic Transformations: General Purpose Technologies, and Long-Term Economic Growth, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2

ARK Innovation ETFs are for investors who are passionate about the future, believing that innovation is key to growth.

“Disruptors’ stocks will play a much bigger role in broad based benchmarks over time. In core indices, like the Russell 1000 and 3000, equities like Illumina and Tesla are presently “under-weighted” relative to the impact they are going to have on the world. In absolute terms, the risk to performance during the next few years will be in not owning disruptive company stocks.”

– Catherine D. Wood | CEO/CIO ARK Invest

[1] Other Finalists “Best ETF of the Year”: iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (SPTM), U.S. Tax Reform Fund (TAXR), WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (XSOE), Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) | Other Finalists “Most Innovative ETF Issuer of the Year”: Alpha Architect, EventShares, Exchange Traded Concepts, iShares by BlackRock, State Street Global Advisors | Methodology: Award winners are selected in a three-part process designed to leverage the insights and opinions of leaders throughout the ETF industry. Step 1: The awards process began with an open nomination period running from Dec. 4, 2017, through Jan. 2, 2018. We received hundreds of nominations from participants in all corners of the ETF space. Step 2: Following the open nominations process, the Awards Nominating Committee—made up of senior leaders at, Inside ETFs and FactSet—voted to select up to five finalists in each category. Votes were tallied on a majority basis. The members of the 2017 Nominating Committee were: Matt Hougan, CEO, Inside ETFs (Chair); Paul Britt, Senior Analyst, FactSet; Elisabeth Kashner, Director of ETF Research, FactSet; Dave Nadig, Managing Director,; Drew Voros, Editor-in-Chief, Step 3: Winners from these finalists were selected by a majority vote of the Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts. Committee members recused themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appeared as finalists. Ties were decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. The members of the 2017 Awards Selection Committee were: Kim Arthur, Main Management; Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg Intelligence; Ben Blaisdell, US Trust; Rob Glownia, RiverFront; Tom Lydon, ETFtrends; Phil Mackintosh, Virtu; Tyler Mordy, Forstrong Global Asset Management; Jason Nicastro, LPL Financial; Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA; Jim Wiandt, Industry Expert. Voting was completed by Jan. 20, 2018, but results were kept secret until their announcement at the U.S. Awards Dinner on March 22, 2018
[2] Lipsey, R.G., K.I. Carlaw and C. Bekar (2005): Economic Transformations: General Purpose Technologies, and Long-Term Economic Growth, Oxford: Technologies 10,000 years before 900 CE included plant domestication, animal domestication, smelting of ore, the wheel, bronze, writing, iron, and the waterwheel. 900-1900 CE included the three-masted sailing ship, printing, the steam engine, factory system, railways, iron steamship, internal combustion engine, automobile, and electricity. The 20th Century included mass production, chemical engineering, lean manufacturing, computers, the Internet, and biotechnology. According to ARK Investment Management LLC’s research, the last 15 years has included sequencing, mobile connected devices, autonomous robotics, machine learning, and blockchain technology.
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