Wood — chief investment officer and CEO of Ark Investment Management — has made a name for herself by investing in “disruptive innovation” stocks. Wood’s flagship fund, Ark Innovation, has seen more than $16 billion in inflows in the past year, according to FactSet.
Wood has garnered a large following after Ark Innovation returned nearly 150% last year. However, her flagship fund, Ark Innovation, is down nearly 9% this year. Amid the recent rotation out of technology names and into value stocks from the pressure of rising interest rates, Wood has stayed the course. Ark often buys the dip in any of its top holdings, which are all high conviction names.