Our world stands in the midst of a paradigm shift. Technological advancements are happening at a light-speed pace, and new innovations are being thought of everyday. As a global asset management firm, we believe disruptive innovation is the key to investing in the future, and we aim to provide solutions that allow our clients to access these opportunities.
In August 2017, Nikko AM invested a stake in ARK Invest, a company dedicated to capturing long-term outperformance and capital appreciation created by disruptive innovation.
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.
Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (”ARK”) as an investment advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2014.
Speaker at the World Economic Forum (China), Awarded Women in Finance, Outstanding Contribution, 2016.
The center of a patent-pending research process, ARK’s virtual collaboration platform allows for an organized exchange of insights and ideas among ARK team members and external thought leaders.
Teamed with Catherine Wood for over 10 years in researching innovation.
iamb Consulting, Principal and Founder
AllianceBernstein, Strategic Research Analyst
RFID Industry, Business Developement
Mobile Devices, Social Media, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Semiconductors
Blockchain and Cyrptoassets
Autonomous Vehicles, 3D Printing, Mobility-as-a-Service, Infrustructure Development
Robotics, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, Alternative Energy, Space Exploration
Beyond DNA, Targeted Therapeutics, Agricultural Biology, Instrumentation, Molecular Diagnostics, Stem Cells
Molecular Diagnostics, Next Generation DNA Sequencing, Nano-Biotechnology
Fintech, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallets, Venture Capital
Since our founding in 2014, ARK Invest has had one focus: Disruptive Innovation. We define disruptive innovation as the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that is going to change the way the world works and make it a better place. Seeking to educate investors and innovation enthusiasts, ARK decided to publish “Big Ideas” in 2017. This annual presentation showcases a selection of innovations that we believe will accelerate the pace of change. The research presented aims to illustrate how these ideas are transforming the way the world works and delivering outsized growth opportunities across different industries.
The future of transport is autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). Spanning from personal MaaS, where autonomous taxi platforms will make point to point travel cheaper, more convenient, and even safer to Logistics-as-a-Service – where autonomous electric trucks and drones will deliver goods for a fraction of today’s cost. Watch our video to hear ARK Industrial Innovation Analyst, Tasha Keeney, explain more.
Autonomous taxi networks should offer ridesharing services at about $0.35 per mile due to much higher utilization rates, this is roughly half of what car owners pay to drive their vehicles today. Thanks to these compelling economics, consumers likely will stop buying personal cars and migrate into the autonomous mobility as a service market.
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