About ARK

ARK believes innovation is key to growth. We seek to capture long-term growth and capital appreciation created by disruptive innovation.

Investing in the future, today. ARK defines disruptive innovation as the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that has the potential to change an industry landscape by creating simplicity and accessibility while driving down costs. ARK ETFs aim to provide access to companies benefiting from disruptive innovation.

What makes ARK different?

  • Focuses solely on disruptive innovation
  • Seeks to capture leaders, enablers, and beneficiaries of disruptive technologies
  • Utilizes an Open Research Ecosystem that combines top-down and bottom-up research, designed to identify innovation early and convergence across markets
  • Offers innovation ETFs that span market capitalizations and sectors, aiming for low overlap to broad-market indices

ARK ETF Officers

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Catherine Wood | CEO and Chief Investment Officer

Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2014. Prior to ARK, Cathie spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed $5 billion. Cathie joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded which, in 2000, managed $800 million in global thematic strategies. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates as Chief Economist, Equity Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Director. She started her career in Los Angeles, California at The Capital Group as an Assistant Economist. Cathie received her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Southern California in 1981. In 2016, Cathie received the “Women in Finance – Outstanding Contribution Award” from Market Media.

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Kellen Carter

Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary

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William “Bill” Cox

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

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ARK ETF Trust Board of Trustees

The ARK ETF Trust Board of Trustees is composed of individuals who oversee the ARK ETFs with a wealth of knowledge, insights, and expertise.

DARLENE T. DEREMER | Chairwoman/Trustee (June 2014)

Managing Partner, Grail Partners LLC, 2005 to present. Darlene also serves on the Board of Trustees for Syracuse University and the Board of Directors for United Capital Wealth Advisors and Hillcrest Asset Management. Vice President and Director in the Asset Management Division of State Street Bank & Trust Company (now State Street Global Advisors), 1985 to 1987 and Vice President at T. Rowe Price & Associates, 1982 to 1985.

SCOTT R. CHICHESTER | Trustee (June 2014)

Chief Financial Officer, Sterling Seal & Supply Inc. since 2012; Director, President and Treasurer, Bayview Acquisition Corp since 2010.

ROBERT G. ZACK | Trustee (June 2014)

Counsel, Dechert LLP (2012 – 2014); Executive Vice President, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., 2004 to 2011.

CATHERINE D. WOOD | Trustee, CEO and CIO (June 2013)

Managing Member, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ARK Investment Management LLC since 2013; Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Thematic Portfolios, AllianceBernstein L.P., 2009 to 2013.


Disruptive Innovation Risk. Companies that ARK believes are capitalizing on disruptive innovation and developing technologies to displace older technologies or create new markets may not in fact do so. Companies that initially develop a novel technology may not be able to capitalize on the technology. Companies that develop disruptive technologies may face political or legal attacks from competitors, industry groups or local and national governments. These companies may also be exposed to risks applicable to sectors other than the disruptive innovation theme for which they are chosen, and the securities issued by these companies may underperform the securities of other companies that are primarily focused on a particular theme.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives and risks as well as charges and expenses of an ARK ETF before investing. This and other information are contained in the ARK ETFs' prospectuses, which may be obtained by clicking here. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. An investment in an ARK ETF is subject to risks and you can lose money on your investment in an ARK ETF. There can be no assurance that the ARK ETFs will achieve their investment objectives. The ARK ETFs’ portfolios are more volatile than broad market averages. The ARK ETFs also have specific risks, which are described in the ARK ETFs' prospectuses.

Shares of the ARK ETFs may be bought or sold throughout the day at their market price on the exchange on which they are listed. The market price of an ARK ETF's shares may be at, above or below the ARK ETF’s net asset value ("NAV") and will fluctuate with changes in the NAV as well as supply and demand in the market for the shares. The market price of ARK ETF shares may differ significantly from their NAV during periods of market volatility. Shares of the ARK ETFs may only be redeemed directly with the ARK ETFs at NAV by Authorized Participants, in very large creation units. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for ARK ETF shares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue or remain unchanged. Buying or selling ARK ETF shares on an exchange may require the payment of brokerage commissions and frequent trading may incur brokerage costs that detract significantly from investment returns. Not FDIC Insured – No Bank Guarantee – May Lose Value

All statements made regarding companies, securities or other financial information on this site are strictly beliefs and points of view held by ARK Investment Management LLC and/or ARK ETF Trust and are subject to change without notice. Certain information on this site was obtained from sources that ARK believes to be reliable; however, ARK does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information obtained from any third party. The information on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. The information on this site is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. An investor should consult a financial professional, an attorney, or tax professional regarding the investor’s specific situation.

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