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Catherine WoodARK Investment Management

Catherine Wood

ARK Investment Management

Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2014. Prior to ARK, Cathie spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed $5 billion. Cathie joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded which, in 2000, where she managed $800 million in global thematic strategies. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates 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.

In 2019, 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 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. In 2016, Cathie received the “Women in Finance – Outstanding Contribution Award” from Markets Media.


ARK Investment Management

Founded in 2014, ARK Invest (Ark Investment Management LLC) is a New-York based investment management firm that provides investment management and advisory services intended to develop insights into disruptive innovation. The company's investment management and advisory services derive alpha by investing in leaders, enablers and beneficiaries of disruptive technologies, with low overlap to broad-market indices, enabling the clients to innovate and diversify portfolios.

It focuses solely on disruptive innovation and offers investment solutions to investors seeking long-term growth in the public markets. Ark holds a precision lens in thematic investing and seeks to research and invest in technologically enabled innovation that cuts across economic sectors and changes the way our world works.

Current themes include Disruptive innovation, Autonomous Tech and Robotics, Genomic Revolution, Next Generation Internet, FinTech innovation, Space Exploration, Mobility-as-a-Service, 3D Printing, Israel Innovation and Cryptocurrency.