Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information are contained in the prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
The principal risks of investing in the ARKK include: Equity Securities Risk. The value of the equity securities the Fund holds may fall due to general market and economic conditions. Health Care Sector Risk. The health care sector may be adversely affected by government regulations and government health care programs. Industrials Sector Risk. Companies in the industrials sector may be adversely affected by changes in government regulation, world events, economic conditions, environmental damages, product liability claims and exchange rates. Information Technology Sector Risk. Information technology companies face intense competition, both domestically and internationally, which may have an adverse effect on profit margins. Cryptocurrency Risk. Cryptocurrency (notably, bitcoin), often referred to as ‘‘virtual currency’’ or ‘‘digital currency,’’ operates as a decentralized, peer-to-peer financial exchange and value storage that is used like money. The Fund may have exposure to bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, indirectly through an investment in the Bitcoin Investment Trust (‘‘GBTC’’), a privately offered, open-end investment vehicle. Cryptocurrency operates without central authority or banks and is not backed by any government. Even indirectly, cryptocurrencies may experience very high volatility and related investment vehicles like GBTC may be affected by such volatility. As a result of holding cryptocurrency, the Fund may also trade at a significant premium to NAV. Cryptocurrency is also not legal tender. Federal, state or foreign governments may restrict the use and exchange of cryptocurrency, and regulation in the U.S. is still developing. Cryptocurrency exchanges may stop operating or permanently shut down due to fraud, technical glitches, hackers or malware. Additional risks of investing in ARKK include foreign securities, market, management and non-diversification risks. Detailed information regarding the specific risks of ARKK can be found in the ETF’s prospectus.
Portfolio holdings will change and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security.
 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