While uncertainties may affect the various market segments in the short run, the long-term trends reveal a global economy that is quickly advancing technologies that can disrupt markets and provide further growth potential.
On the upcoming webcast, Focusing on Disruptive Innovation for Changing Markets, Catherine Wood, Chief Investment Officer and CEO, ARK Invest; and Renato Leggi, Client Portfolio Manager, ARK Invest, will identify areas of innovation and look to technologies that are disrupting the markets.
For example, if investors are interested in new technologies developing today, ARK Invest’s flagship ARK Innovation Fund (NYSEArca: ARKK) can provide exposure to cornerstone companies taken from healthcare, technology and industrial sectors that focus on investing in disruptive innovations. Such companies may include ones that benefit from big data, cloud computing, cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, genomic sequencing, molecular medicine, agricultural biology, 3D printing, energy storage, and autonomous vehicles.
The actively managed fund includes companies that merge healthcare with technology and capitalize on the revolution in genomic sequencing. These companies try to better understand how biological information is collected, processed, and applied by reducing guesswork and enhancing precision; restructuring health care, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and enhancing our quality of life.
The technology component focuses more in the next generation of internet names. These tech companies benefit from the shifting bases of technology infrastructure to the cloud, enabling mobile, new and local services, such as companies that rely on or benefit from the increased use of shared technology, infrastructure and services, internet-based products and services, new payment methods, big data, the internet of things, and social distribution and media.
Lastly, the industrial exposure covers a so-called new industrial revolution or advances in autonomous vehicles, robotics, 3D printing, and energy storage technology that are enhancing productivity, reducing costs, and transforming the manufacturing landscape.