ARK’s Active ETFs

Invest in the highest growth potential companies of our generation.

ARK invests across sectors, geographies, and market caps, seeking to identify companies missed by traditional sector-based strategies.

“Disruptive innovation is often not priced correctly by traditional investment strategies because people may not understand how big the ultimate opportunities are going to be. They aren’t sizing the opportunity and they aren’t analyzing the disruption.”

Catherine D. Wood, Founder and CIO, ARK Invest
Forbes Advisor Playbook iConference, September 17, 2015

ARK believes truly active management can capture long-term investment opportunities resulting from innovation that cuts across sectors. ARK’s Active ETFs are designed to capture:

Long-term appreciation and alpha uncorrelated to traditional indices or managers.

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

Complement to traditional broad index based value or growth strategies.

ARK’s active ETFs seek to capitalize on the technology adoption curves of innovation

Active ETFs, Thematic Investing, Disruptive Innovation, ARK ETFs, actively managed etfs, innovation etfs, active technology etfs, ARK ETF TRUST, Thematic Investing
Innovations often have long flat adoption curves as inertia, network effects, and lack of understanding delay their embrace. During this phase, short-term price movements often reflect volatility more than a stock’s underlying value. ARK seeks to identify the true market potential of innovative companies.
Performance often declines during the gap between the early adopters and mass market acceptance. The market tends to overestimate impacts of short-term events and to underestimate long-term market performance. ARK works to recognize firms that will “cross the chasm” to large rapid growth.
Many truly innovative products and services are platforms in “winner takes most” markets. ARK looks for platforms of innovation that cut across sectors for maximum potential upside.
As companies realize the commercial successes of their innovations, they must continue to evolve and differentiate. ARK monitors if a company is reinvesting in future opportunities and identifies possible disrupters.

Investor Resources

Download Fund Materials

Download Prospectus, Factsheets, Reports, and other ETF information.


Register for ETF Webinars

Join ARK’s Quarterly Report webinars and innovation ETF presentations.


Sign up for Trade Notifications

Receive trade notifications for all of ARK’s actively managed ETFs.



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.

Certain hyperlinks or referenced websites on this site may, for your convenience, forward you to third parties' websites, which generally are recognized by their top level domain name. Any descriptions of, references to, or links to other products, publications or services do not constitute an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with ARK with respect to any linked site or its sponsor, unless expressly stated by ARK. Any such information, products or sites have not necessarily been reviewed by ARK and are provided or maintained by third parties over whom ARK exercises no control. ARK expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, and/or the quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites. ARK reserves the right to terminate any hyperlink or hyperlinking program at any time.

ARK Investment Management LLC is the investment adviser to the ARK ETFs.

Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor.

© 2018. ARK ETF Trust. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission.

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy