BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN ARK’s INNOVATION ETFs
WHY INVESTING IN
DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION MATTERS
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
 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: ETF.com 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 ETF.com Awards Nominating Committee—made up of senior leaders at ETF.com, 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, ETF.com; Drew Voros, Editor-in-Chief, ETF.com Step 3: Winners from these finalists were selected by a majority vote of the ETF.com 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 ETF.com U.S. Awards Dinner on March 22, 2018
 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.