Ticker: EAUT

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Investment Objectives

EAUT is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to achieve long-term growth of capital by investing primarily, under normal circumstances, in global equity securities of companies that are, or are expected to be, focused on the development of new products or services, technological improvements and advancements in scientific research related to disruptive innovation in energy, automation and manufacturing, materials and transportation.

Profile of an Innovator : Portfolio Manager

Catherine Wood founded ARK Investment Management in 2014. She spent the previous 12 years at Alliance Bernstein as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies that had over US$5 billion in assets under management. Before AllianceBernstein, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates as Chief Economist, Equity Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Director. Catherine started her career in Los Angeles at the Capital Group as an Assistant Economist.

Why Invest?

Exposure to Innovation: Aims for thematic multi-capitalization exposure to innovative industrial elements , including: robotics, autonomous vehicles, energy storage, 3D printing and space exploration.

Growth Potential: Aims to capture long-term growth with low correlation of relative returns to traditional growth strategies and negative correlation to value strategies.

Tool for Diversification: Active stock selection results in little overlap with traditional indices. It can be a complement to traditional value/growth strategies.

Grounded in Research: Combines top-down and bottom-up research in its portfolio management to identify innovative companies and convergence across markets.

Cost Effective: Provides a lower-cost alternative to mutual funds with true active management in an ETF that invests in rapidly moving themes.

Top 10 Holdings

As at June 30, 2020

Tesla Inc.12.00%
2U Inc8.05%
Xilinx Inc6.49%
Proto Labs Inc5.38%
Materialise NV5.18%
Stratasys Ltd5.02%
AeroVironment Inc.3.10%
Splunk Inc3.02%
Teradyne Inc2.92%
Trimble Inc2.79%
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Fund Facts

EAUT NAV (As at September 22, 2020)
EAUT.U NAV (As at September 22, 2020):

CUSIP CAD Series: 29103X102
CUSIP USD Series: 29103X201
EXCHANGE: NEO Stock Exchange
SUB-ADVISORS: ARK Investment Management LLC

Fund Characteristics

As at June 30, 2020

  • Americas 78.27%
  • Asia-Pacific 8.61%
  • Europe 7.05%
  • Middle East 1.29%
Sector Allocation

As at June 30, 2020

  • Information Technology 38.21%
  • Consumer Discretionary 24.81%
  • Industrials 23.93%
  • Communication Services 6.25%
  • Health Care 2.02%