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As published: November 4, 2022
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As a thematic investor with an open research ecosystem, ARK and its related persons use online activity as part of its investment research process. As a result, ARK and clients as well as its related persons may (but do not necessarily) have financial interests in securities or issuers that we discuss. However, any discussion of securities or issuers by ARK is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security.
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Social Media Disclosure
ARK and those that post on ARK’s behalf could be a client or investor in ARK products or services, and this incentivizes them to speak positively about the firm.
You may choose to engage with us on social media, including those that are linked from our Site. ARK’s social media accounts represent the opinions of ARK as a firm and certain ARK team members maintain social media accounts that represent the opinions of individual analysts or other ARK team members. Social media posts are not necessarily the opinion of ARK as a whole or all of its team members. You are reminded that ARK and its related persons can and do have investments in the clients and securities being discussed, and so are incentivized to speak well of those clients and securities. As a thematic investor with an open research ecosystem, ARK and its related persons (including Cathie D. Wood), use conversations via social media as part of its investment research process. It follows that ARK and clients as well as its related persons such as Ms. Wood can (but do not necessarily) have financial interests in the clients or securities or issuers that we discuss. However, any discussion of the clients, securities or issuers by ARK or Ms. Wood in such conversations is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security. It should not be assumed that recommendations made in the future will be profitable or will equal the performance of prior securities’ recommendations.
You might also see and interact with content posted by third-parties on ARK’s social media pages. To the extent that those comments are positive or speak to someone’s experience with the firm or its personnel, you are reminded that the third-party is not receiving compensation for that post but certain third-parties (e.g., a placement agent or distributor for a private fund) might be incentivized to post because they are receiving fees for distribution services. Any third-party that has a business relationship with ARK could be incentivized to post positively to maintain that relationship and any related compensation.
ARK collects and receives information from you when you interact with our social media pages, accounts or via posts you make on social media platforms. If you choose to make any of your activities or other content available through such platform, including on our pages, or you engage in other activities in connection with the platform, your own friends and followers that you have enabled, and potentially the general public, will be able to view those contributions and activities.
ARK did not pay a fee to be considered for or granted the awards. ARK did not pay any fee to the grantor of the awards for the right to promote ARK’s receipt of the awards nor was ARK required to be a member of an organization to be eligible for the awards [nor did ARK pay to be included for consideration or considered for such awards]. See ARK’s full Award Disclosure below. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
“Women In Finance, Outstanding Contribution” Period: Annual (2016): 11/15/2016: Number of Nominees: Unknown. Ranking Entity: Markets Media; Length of the period: 12 Months | Criteria on which the ranking is based: Markets Media’s editorial team identifies candidates via online submissions from market participants, including those across the institutional buy side and sell side. Award Page: marketsmedia.com/announcing-the-2016-markets-choice-award-winners/.
Bloomberg 50, 2018: Period: Annual (2018): Publication Date: 12/10/2018: Bloomberg Businessweek (“Bloomberg”) has published this “Bloomberg 50” list since 2017. According to Bloomberg, the Bloomberg 50 list is based on a survey of Bloomberg’s reporters’ and editors’ recommendations and assessments in the United States and internationally. The criteria for the Bloomberg 50 list is that the individual had to have a major accomplishment in 2018 based on quantitative data. The Bloomberg 50 list is available at: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-bloomberg-50/.
“Fortune’s Investor Roundtable”, Period: Annual (2019); Publication Date: 11/19/2018: A roundtable of experts selected by the Fortune editorial team in the annual “Fortune Investors Guide: The Best Investing Advice for 2019 From Fortune’s Experts.” http://fortune.com/longform/best-stocks-2019-investorroundtable/.
The Forbes Finance & Investing Person of the Year, Period: Annual (2020): Publication Date: 12/28/2020: To help select its first annual Forbes Finance & Investing Awards, Forbes consulted David T. Frank, founder of Stonehaven LLC. The Forbes Awards is available here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2021/12/28/forbes-finance–investing-awards-2020-here-comes-the-biden-bullmarket/?sh=3c18c1605475.
Bloomberg’s Best Stock Picker of 2020, Period: Annual (2020); Publication Date: 12/31/20: Based on data gathered by Bloomberg and its editorial team. The full article can be found here: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-12-31/ark-s-cathie-wood-bets-on-dna-innovators.
“CEO of the Year” by Markets Media 2021. Period: Annual (2021); Publication Date: 04/22/21: Number of Nominees: Unknown. Ranking Entity: Markets Media; Length of the period: 12 Months | Criteria on which the ranking is based: Markets Media’s editorial team identifies candidates via online submissions from market participants, including those across the institutional buy side and sell side. Award Page: https://www.marketsmedia.com/2021-markets-choice-award-winners-announced/