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Disruptive Innovation

Introducing the Nikko AM ARK Disruptive Innovation Fund

At Nikko AM we believe that disruptive innovation is key to investing in the future. In August 2017, Nikko AM partnered with ARK Invest – a company focused solely on disruptive innovation.

What is disruptive innovation?

Our definition of disruptive innovation is the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that potentially changes the way the world works.

The Nikko AM ARK Disruptive Innovation Fund enables investors to easily access emerging and growth companies through listed global equity markets. We have identified five major innovation platforms that enable long-term investment opportunities that rely on or benefit from the development of new products or services, technological improvements and advancements in scientific research relating to: Genomic Innovation, Industrial Innovation, Internet Innovation and FinTech Innovation.

Five Major Innovation Platforms...

Robotics

Robotics

DNA sequencing

DNA sequencing

Energy storage

Energy storage

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

...That Enable Long-Term Investment Opportunities In:

Who is ARK Invest?

ARK Invest is a US-based company, made up of a team that’s passionate about disruptive innovation and tomorrow’s future. ARK’s investment is guided by its own highly innovative open research ecosystem. This process utilises top down bottom up research, including inputs from thought leaders, social media interactions and crowd-sourced insights to ideate and then size, time and direct the investment opportunity.

ARK Invest CEO and CIO Cathie Wood, is acknowledged as one of the most important and influential people in global business.

Meet the ARK INVEST team

Open Research Ecosystem

ARK’s Big Ideas 2021

For investors, we believe a big idea needs to be long-term. But with more innovation evolving than ever before, how are investors supposed to identify the technologies that could deliver future growth?

To enlighten investors on the impact of these breakthroughs and the opportunities they should create, we began publishing Big Ideas in 2017. This annual research report seeks to highlight the latest developments in innovation and offers some of our most provocative research conclusions for the coming year.

These publications were prepared by ARK Investment Management LLC purely for informational purposes only with no consideration given to the specific investment objective, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person. It should not be relied upon as financial advice. Any security or investment instrument mentioned is for illustration purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation for investment in that security or investment instrument.

Why invest in the Nikko AM ARK Disruptive Innovation Fund?

Invest in the future

Invest in the future

With advances in science and technology happening every day at an accelerating pace, we offer investors the opportunity to access emerging and growth companies. These are companies that have the potential to influence tomorrow’s future and the way we live.

Comprehensive research

Comprehensive research

ARK Invest’s unique investment model allows top down and bottom up research. It is designed to identify disruptive innovation early, allowing for an organised exchange of insights between ARK’s investment professionals, director of research and analysts, and external sources.

Tool of diversification

Tool of diversification

There’s little overlap with traditional indices so this fund can complement traditional strategies. Thematic investing in disruptive innovation can offer a low correlation to a number of core asset classes held in most investors’ portfolios.

ARK solely invests in disruptive innovation

ARK solely invests in disruptive innovation

ARK Invest is a leading investment manager that dedicates 100% of its time researching and investing in technology and innovation.

Ways To Invest

To invest in the Nikko AM ARK Disruptive Innovation Fund, visit our distributors below.


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