Global Equities

Nikko AM ARK Global Disruptive Innovation Fund

Proudly distributed by Yarra Capital Management, the Nikko AM ARK Global Disruptive Innovation Fund seeks to capture long-term outperformance through thematic exposure to global disruptive innovation.

About ARK Investment Management LLC (ARK)

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 Nikko AM 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.

Investment Approach

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.

Reasons to consider investing

A thematic exposure to disruptive 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.

Access to emerging companies and technologies on a global scale

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.

A rigorous investment process

ARK has a rigorous investment process, which includes top-down and bottom-up investment analysis and a proprietary scoring system.

Experienced team

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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Objective

To achieve a target average total return (before fees, expenses and taxes) of 10% to 15% per annum over a rolling five-year period

Benchmark

No benchmark

Typical number of stocks

45 – 65

Recommended investment timeframe

7+ years

Inception date

August 2018

Net returns as at 31 July 2021

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Nikko AM ARK Global Disruptive Innovation Fund*# -6.65 3.37 43.35 48.18 NA NA NA 32.71
MSCI All Countries World Index+ 2.84 8.87 59.94 15.70 NA NA NA 13.35

* 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 Nikko AM ARK Global Disruption Innovation Fund in the Australian market. Further information in relation to the transaction can be found here.
+ Reference Index shown for illustrative purposes only: MSCI All Countries World Index (with net dividends reinvested) expressed in Australian dollars (unhedged)

Investment Insights

Latest monthly commentary – July 2021

Fund Facts

Open To New Investors: Yes
ARSN: 627 341 744
APIR: NIK1854AU
Initial Minimum: 10,000.00AUD
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management cost (ICR) (p.a.): 1.35%
Buy/sell spread: +/- 0.25%
Fund ratings: Contact a member of the Firm’s Client Team to discuss ratings in further detail
Platforms for this fund

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