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3D Printing

Seeks to provide targeted exposure to companies in the 3D printing ecosystem, including 3D printing hardware, software, measurement, and materials. 3D printing should transform manufacturing by providing greater design complexity, accuracy, efficiency, and customization.

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Investment Focus

3D Printing Hardware

3D Printing Hardware

Scanning & Measurement

Scanning & Measurement

Materials

Materials

Software

Software

Enabling Technology

Enabling Technology

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Overview

  • Type: Index Equity
  • Typical # of Holdings: 50
  • Inception: July 2016
  • Portfolio Manager: Catherine Wood
  • Analyst: Tasha Keeney

Strategy Description

This index-based equity strategy seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond to the performance of the Total 3D-Printing Index, which is designed to track the price movements of stocks of companies involved in the 3D printing industry. The Total 3D-Printing Index is based on ARK’s research and is composed of equity securities and depositary receipts of companies that are engaged in 3D printing related businesses within the following business lines: (i) 3D printing hardware, (ii) computer aided design (“CAD”) and 3D printing simulation software, (iii) 3D printing centers, (iv) scanning and measurement, and (v) 3D printing materials.

Availability

Strategy ETF Managed Account
3D Printing

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Strategy Characteristics

01

Targeted Exposure to 3D Printing Technology

02

Cross sector, geographies, and market capitalizations

Investment Team

Catherine Wood

Catherine Wood

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer

Catherine Wood

Catherine Wood

Chief Executive Officer
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. With over 40 years of experience identifying and investing in innovation, Cathie founded ARK to focus solely on disruptive innovation while adding new dimensions to research. Through an open approach that cuts across sectors, market capitalizations, and geographies, Cathie believes that ARK can identify large-scale investment opportunities in the public markets resulting from technological innovations centered around DNA sequencing, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy storage, and blockchain technology. As Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) and Portfolio Manager, Cathie led the development of ARK’s philosophy and investment approach and has ultimate responsibility for investment decisions.

Prior to ARK, Cathie spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as CIO of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over $5 billion. Cathie joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded, which in 2000, managed approximately $800 million in global thematic strategies. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates LLC 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.

Cathie has been recognized as an influential fund manager across various outlets. In 2018, editors at Bloomberg acknowledged Cathie by selecting her to its second annual Bloomberg 50 list of people across business, entertainment, finance, politics, technology, and science who have defined global business. Additionally, Fortune named Cathie to its exclusive roundtable of experts in the annual Fortune Investors Guide: The Best Investing Advice for 2019 From Fortune’s Experts. In 2016, Cathie received the “Women in Finance – Outstanding Contribution Award” from Market Media. Cathie also has been a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum (China) in 2016 & 2017, the World Strategic Forum (Miami) in 2017, The Sohn Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference (Australia) in 2018 and 2019, and Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in 2017 and Global Summit in 2019.

In 2018, Cathie launched the Duddy Innovation Institute at her alma mater, Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. The institute offers a challenging educational experience for young women eager to stretch their learning beyond the boundaries of traditional acquisition of knowledge, while influencing a new way of thinking and learning throughout campus.

*The Adviser did not pay a fee to be considered for or granted any awards. The Adviser did not pay a fee or was required to be a member of an organization to be invited as a speaker at any of the noted events. For full Award Disclosure please go to our Terms & Conditions page. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

Catherine’s favorite innovator

Articles from Catherine Wood:

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Artificial Intelligence | Autonomous Vehicles | Bitcoin | Economics | Electric Vehicles | Genomics | Market Insights | Market Review

Innovation Stocks Are Not in A Bubble: We Believe They Are in Deep Value Territory

Artificial Intelligence | Blockchain | DNA Sequencing | Energy Storage | Good Deflation | Inflation | Macroeconomics | Robotics

The Rotation From Growth Into Value Stocks Has Strengthened This Bull Market

Brett Winton

Brett Winton

Chief Futurist
ARK Venture Investment Committee Member

Brett Winton

Brett Winton

Chief Futurist
ARK Venture Investment Committee Member

Brett joined ARK in February 2014 and has worked alongside Cathie for almost 15 years since their time at AllianceBernstein. As Chief Futurist, Brett drives ARK’s long-term forecasts across convergent technologies, economies, and asset classes, helping ARK dimension the impact of disruptive innovation as it transforms public equities, private equities, cryptoassets, fixed income, and the global economy. Brett also serves on the ARK Venture Investment Committee. Brett joined ARK as Director of Research, guiding and managing the proprietary research of ARK’s investment team.

Prior to ARK, Brett served as a Vice President and Senior Analyst on the Research on Strategic Change team at AllianceBernstein. In that role, Brett conducted thematic research, served on the thematic portfolio’s strategy committee under Cathie Wood’s stewardship, and advised portfolio managers across asset classes. His research topics included Global Energy in the Face of Carbon Dioxide Regulation; Social Media and the Rise of Facebook; the Reformation of the Financial Services Landscape; and the Emergence of Electric Vehicles.

Brett earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Alexander Winton

Alexander Winton

Brett’s favorite innovator

Tasha Keeney, CFA

Tasha Keeney, CFA

Director of Investment Analysis
& Institutional Strategies

Tasha Keeney, CFA

Tasha Keeney, CFA

Director of Investment Analysis
& Institutional Strategies

Tasha joined ARK in January 2014. As Director of Investment Analysis and Institutional Strategies, Tasha oversees financial modeling across the research teams and manages the strategic opportunities associated with ARK’s institutional efforts, the next phase of growth for the firm. Tasha joined ARK as an Analyst on the Autonomous Technology and Robotics strategy and will continue with many of these responsibilities, focusing on autonomous technology and additive manufacturing.

Previously, Tasha spent almost three years as a management consultant for Applied Value, working primarily with manufacturing and automotive clients.

Tasha is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of Boston University’s Collaborative Degree Program. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance concentration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Statistics with a Pure and Applied Mathematics concentration.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Tasha’s favorite innovator

Articles from Tasha Keeney, CFA:

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