Catherine D. Wood

Catherine D. Wood is chief executive officer and chief investment officer at ARK Investment Management LLC, which aims to identify large-scale investment opportunities in the public markets resulting from technological innovations centered around genome sequencing, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy storage, and blockchain technology. Previously, she served as chief investment officer of global thematic strategies at AllianceBernstein. In addition, Ms. Wood cofounded the hedge fund Tupelo Capital Management and served as chief economist, equity research analyst, portfolio manager, and director at Jennison Associates. She started her career at the Capital Group as an assistant economist. Ms. Wood was on the 2018 Bloomberg 50 list of people across business, entertainment, finance, politics, technology, and science who have defined global business. She was part of the roundtable in the “Fortune Investors Guide: The Best Investing Advice for 2019 from Fortune’s Experts.” Ms. Wood received the Women in Finance Outstanding Contribution Award from Market Media, and she was a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum (China) and the World Strategic Forum (Miami). She received a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, in finance and economics from the University of Southern California.