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ARK Invest, has published its annual research paper: “Big Ideas 2024: Disrupting the Norm, Defining the Future”.

A tradition since 2017, “Big Ideas” is ARK describes this as its seminal document, offering a comprehensive analysis of technological convergence and its potential to revolutionise industries and economies at a global scale.  

ARK Invest, founded by Cathie Wood, specialises in investing in the leaders, enablers, and beneficiaries of disruptive innovation. It acquired Europe’s thematic ETF specialists Rize ETF in September 2023.

According to ARK’s research, technological convergence among disruptive technologies will define this decade. Five major technology platforms—Artificial Intelligence, Public Blockchains, Multiomic Sequencing, Energy Storage, and Robotics—are coalescing and will likely transform global economic activity. Technological convergence could create tectonic macroeconomic shifts more impactful than the first and second industrial revolutions.

The annual research report is not only the basis for the investment company’s active ETF strategies, some of them which are expected to be available in Europe in the spring, but is also intended above all to provide knowledge, as it contains in-depth analyses of the most important investment themes according to Wood.

‘Big Ideas 2024’ – Key insights:

•       Globally, real economic growth could accelerate from 3 per cent on average during the past 125 years to more than 7 per cent during the next seven years as robots reinvigorate manufacturing, robotaxis transform transportation, and artificial intelligence amplifies knowledge worker productivity.

•       Catalysed by breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence, the global equity market value associated with disruptive innovation could increase from 16 per cent to more than 60 per cent by 2030.

•       As a result, the annualised equity return associated with disruptive innovation could exceed 40 per cent during the next seven years, increasing its market capitalisation from around USD19 trillion today to roughly USD220 trillion by 2030.

Rahul Bhushan, Global Head of Index at ARK Invest, says: “Big Ideas 2024 is not just a report; it’s a window into the future. ARK Invest’s latest research unveils the convergence of disruptive technologies, setting the stage for a decade defined by innovation and economic growth.”

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