ARK is a leading investment manager focused on disruptive innovation that is changing the way the world works. ARK was formed to capitalize on the opportunities for excess returns created by companies benefiting from technological change. Catherine D. Wood founded ARK in January 2014, after completing 12 years as the Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies for AllianceBernstein managing over $5 billion AUM.
Catherine came to recognize that disruptive innovation demands a dynamic and universal approach. By researching across sectors, industries and markets, analysts can gain a deeper understanding of the convergence and market potential of disruptive innovations, and thus size investment opportunities more appropriately.
ARK’s teams of analysts are strategically organized by cross-sector disruptive innovation themes and benefit from collaborative, interdisciplinary information flow.