About ARK Investment Management LLC (ARK) is a strategic parner of the Nikko AM Group, the sub-advisor for this strategy. In April 2021, Nikko AM Australia became part of the Yarra Capital Management Group, with Yarra Capital Management assuming responsibility for distribution of the ARK Global Disruption Innovation Fund in the Australian market. Further information on the background to this transaction can be found here.
ARK believes that innovation is the key to growth. ARK seeks to capture long-term outperformance and capital created by disruptive innovation.
Disruptive innovation is the introduction of a technologically enabled product or service that changes an industry landscape by creating simplicity and accessibility, while driving down costs. ARK believes disruptive innovation is key to long-term growth of company revenues and profits. ARK invests in equity securities of companies that are relevant to the investment theme of disruptive innovation.
Rooted in over 40 years of experience, ARK aims to identify large-scale investment opportunities resulting from technological innovation such as artificial intelligence, robotics, energy storage, DNA sequencing, and blockchain technology.
ARK focuses solely on investing in disruptive innovation. Despite its potential, ARK believes the full magnitude of disruptive innovation and the investment opportunities it creates are often unrecognised or misunderstood by traditional investors. ARK researches across sectors, industries, and markets to gain a deeper understanding of the convergence and market potential of disruptive innovations. ARK believes that its consistent investment process and active management of high-conviction portfolios capitalises on rapid change and avoids industries and companies likely to be displaced by innovation.
The Fund enables investors the opportunity to access to a global equity portfolio that provides thematic exposure to disruptive innovation across a number of sectors, economies, geographies and companies.
Through its actively managed and high conviction portfolio, investors can access early-stage and emerging companies through listed global equity markets which offer high growth potential but without the high costs and illiquidity typically associated with similar investments access via venture capital funds.
ARK has a rigorous investment process, which includes top-down and bottom-up investment analysis and a proprietary scoring system.
ARK has an established investment team with significant experience in managing innovation portfolios. Refer here for further information about ARK’s team.
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To achieve a target average total return (before fees, expenses and taxes) of 10% to 15% per annum over a rolling five-year period
Typical number of stocks
45 – 65
Recommended investment timeframe
Net returns as at 30 April 2023
|ARK Global Disruptive Innovation Fund*#^||-9.04||-3.06||-17.77||-39.72||-12.77||NA||NA||-4.60|
|MSCI All Countries World Index+||2.80||8.30||9.75||6.21||11.69||NA||NA||8.98|
* Total Fund net returns are post fees, pre tax using redemption prices and assume reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
# Effective 12 April 2021, Nikko AM Australia became part of the Yarra Capital Management Group, with Yarra Capital Management assuming responsibility for distribution of the ARK Global Disruption Innovation Fund in the Australian market. Further information in relation to the transaction can be found here.
^ Effective 6 April 2023, the Fund’s name was changed from the Nikko AM ARK Global Disruption Innovation Fund to the ARK Global Disruption Innovation Fund.
+ Reference Index shown for illustrative purposes only: MSCI All Countries World Index (with net dividends reinvested) expressed in Australian dollars (unhedged).
Latest investment commentary – April 2023
Open To New Investors: Yes
ARSN: 627 341 744
Initial Minimum: 10,000.00AUD
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management cost (ICR) (p.a.): 1.35%
Buy/sell spread: +/- 0.20%
Fund ratings: Contact a member of the Firm’s Client Team to discuss ratings in further detail
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Institutional investors wanting further information on the ARK Global Disruptive Innovation Strategy should contact a member of the Firm’s Client Team.
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