Who Is Cathie Wood?
Cathie Wood is an American investor and the founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC. She has been a pioneer in the world of investing since her career began in 1985. Her firm specializes in actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that focus on disruptive innovation across multiple industries including healthcare, technology, energy storage & automation, fintech and more. She is known for her bold investment strategies which have earned her recognition as one of the most successful investors of all time.
Wood’s success can be attributed to her ability to identify emerging trends early on and capitalize on them before they become mainstream investments. This strategy has allowed ARK Invest to outperform traditional index funds over long periods of time with lower volatility than other ETFs or mutual funds. In addition to being a savvy investor, she also serves as an advocate for women in finance by encouraging young female professionals to pursue careers in this field through mentorship programs such as Women Investing Now (WIN).