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Headquartered in New York City, ARK Investment Management LLC is a federally registered investment adviser and privately held investment firm. Specializing in thematic investing in disruptive innovation, the firm is rooted in over 40 years of experience in identifying and investing in innovations that should change the way the world works. Through its open research process, ARK identifies companies that it believes are leading and benefiting from cross-sector innovations such as robotics, energy storage, DNA sequencing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.

Sebastian Benkert

Chief Marketing Officer

Award Category
Asset Managers: Chief Marketing Officer of the Year
Nominee
ARK Investment Management Sebastian Benkert, Chief Marketing Officer, ARK Invest
In 2019 alone under Sebastian’s leadership, ARK launched a new podcast- ‘FYI: For Your Innovation’ – that attracted the likes of Elon Musk, Steve Forbes, Art Laffer, and Ric Edelman among many others as guests, and had over 600,000 listens. ARK’s weekly email newsletter reached over 25,000 subscribers, with an almost unheard of 53% open rate on the 1.2 million emails sent. ARK’s analysts and CIO are all regularly active on Twitter, with over 120,000 followers. The team put out monthly and quarterly webinars, and posts adviser and investor friendly videos on YouTube, leading to almost 20,000 subscribers.

Sebastian Benkert

Chief Marketing Officer

Award Category
Asset Managers: Social Media Leadership
Nominee
ARK Invest’s FYI Podcast
In 2019, ARK launched a new podcast- ‘FYI: For Your Innovation’ – that attracted the likes of Elon Musk, Steve Forbes, Art Laffer, and Ric Edelman among many others as guests. The FYI – For Your Innovation Podcast offers an intellectual discussion on recent developments across disruptive innovation—driven by research, news, controversies, companies, and technological breakthroughs. Hosted by ARK Invest analyst James Wang, ARK and guests provide a unique perspective on how to best understand disruptive innovation.

Tom Staudt

Chief Operating Officer

Award Category
Asset Managers: ETFs
Nominee
ARK Invest Actively-Managed Innovation ETF Suite
ARK worked to enhance and highlight its actively managed disruptive innovation equity ETF suite, including ARKK, in order to allow more investors to gain exposure to the highest growth segments of the economy. ARK:
Resources
INVEST FUNDS WEBSITE
ETFs Focused on Disruptive Innovation
ARK Innovation ETFs are for investors who are passionate about the future.
WEBINAR
ARK believes innovation is key to growth.
ARK aims to capture long-term growth and capital appreciation created by disruptive innovation.
ETF INVESTMENT CASE
Why Invest in Disruptive Innovation?
ARK believes innovation will transform the way the world works while enabling long-term investment opportunities.