Focused on thematic investing strategies since 1990, Cathy Wood of ARK Investment Management LLC is passionate about the efficient allocation of capital to its highest and best use. As a thematic investor, She has focused on technologically enabled disruption that cuts across economic sectors. Over the long term, this investment strategy delivered returns well above those of any broad-based investment benchmark, with a low correlation of relative returns to most passive or active benchmark sensitive strategies, validating its place as a component of any investment portfolio.
Prior to ARK, Cathie spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as CIO of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over $5 billion. Cathie joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded, which in 2000, managed approximately $800 million in global thematic strategies. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates LLC as Chief Economist, Equity Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Director. She started her career in Los Angeles, California at The Capital Group as an Assistant Economist. Cathie received her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Southern California in 1981.