According to Catherine Wood, Chief Investment Officer of ARK Invest, disruptive innovation is key to growth. Her fund is focused on identifying and investing in disruptive innovation, with many of ARK's ETF's outperforming alternative growth funds on the market. Ark’s assets under management hit $46.7bn in January 2021. Last year, they surged from $3.4bn to over $30bn, with many new investors piling in. Ark's five platforms of innovative disruption are:
Many of the funds investments are furthermore spread across upcoming investment sectors such as Space Exploration, 3D Printing, Mobility-as-a-Service or Cryptocurrency. But to what extend is investing into disruptive innovation viable/ overrated? What are the sectors that will shape the companies of tomorrow?
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