Founder, CEO & CIO
Catherine D. Wood founded ARK Investment Management in January, 2014. Prior to ARK, she completed twelve years at AllianceBernstein as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies, with $5 billion in assets under management and superior long term investment returns.
Wood joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded which, in 2000, 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 at The Capital Group as an Assistant Economist. Wood received her BS, summa cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Southern California in 1981.
ARK Invest’s “Big Ideas” is an annual research publication showcasing a selection of innovations that they believe should transform the way the world works and may deliver outsized growth across different industries. Join us for this educational series that explores the investment opportunities associated with disruptive innovations such as mobility-as-a-service, robotics, deep learning, CRISPR genome-editing, cryptoassets, frictionless value transfers and 3D printing.