How Investors Can Identify Disruptive Innovation and What it Can Add to a Portfolio

As technological advancements continue unabated, investors have an opportunity to capture growth in new and developing areas of our economy. But how do you identify and calculate the innovation that might have the most profound impact?

On the upcoming webcast, How Investors Can Identify Disruptive Innovation and What it Can Add to a Portfolio, Catherine Wood, Chief Investment Officer and CEO of ARK Invest, and Tom Staudt, Chief Operating Officer for ARK Invest, will discuss the criteria used to identity disruptive innovation and how financial advisors can adapt without being left behind.

For example, ARK Invest’s flagship ARK Innovation Fund (NYSEArca: ARKK) seeks to invest in the cornerstone companies taken from healthcare, technology and industrial sectors that focus on investing in disruptive innovation. Such companies may include ones that benefit from big data, cloud computing, cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, genomic sequencing, molecular medicine, agricultural biology, 3D printing, energy storage, and autonomous vehicles.

Tech That Changes the Way The World Works

“ARK defines ‘disruptive innovation’ as the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that potentially changes the way the world works,” according to ARK Invest.

The actively managed fund includes companies that merge healthcare with technology and capitalize on the revolution in genomic sequencing. These companies try to better understand how biological information is collected, processed, and applied by reducing guesswork and enhancing precision; restructuring health care, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and enhancing our quality of life.