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Innovation has Outperformed Benchmarks Over Time

May 08, 2022 | The Switch

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This season of “The Switch” is focused on the performance of innovation over traditional benchmarks. In our first episode this season, ARK Invest Client Portfolio Manager, Thomas Hartmann-Boyce, is joined by ARK Invest Client Portfolio Manager, Ren Leggi, and ETF Trends CEO, Tom Lydon, to discuss innovation outperforming benchmarks over time and why it is important for investors to understand the importance of a long-term time horizon and end-point sensitivity when investing in innovation.

‘The Switch’

The Switch, a weekly video series created by ARK Invest, aims to correct misinformation and help investors understand ETFs and investing in innovation. Each season, we’re joined by ETF Trends and ETF Database to help us break down a specific topic so that you and your portfolio can stay on the right side of technological change.

We hope every episode delivers that “light-bulb moment” of realization and clarity, ultimately flipping The Switch!


ARK’s statements are not an endorsement of any company or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security. ARK and its clients as well as its related persons may (but do not necessarily) have financial interests in securities or issuers that are discussed. Certain of the statements contained may be statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on ARK’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.

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Defining and Measuring Transparency

This season of “The Switch” is focused on how transparency can impact an organization's success. In our first episode, ETF Trends CEO, Tom Lydon, is joined by CEO of Transparency Invest, Dr. Rainford Knight. To kick off Season 5, Tom and Dr. Knight discuss what it means to be transparent and the six key performance indicators utilized by Transparency Invest.


Invest with Impact: The ARK Transparency ETF

In our second episode this season, ARK Invest Client PM, Thomas-Hartmann Boyce, is joined by ETF Trends CEO, Tom Lydon, to discuss The ARK Transparency ETF (CTRU). CTRU seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the Transparency Index (TRANSPCY), which is designed to track the stock price movements of the 100 most transparent companies in the world. Listen in as Thomas and Tom weigh in on the benefits of transparency and why we believe it’s at the core ethos of ARK.

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