The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) has announced that Catherine Wood will be joining the trade group Executive Committee.
Ms. Wood is Founder and CEO of Ark Investment Management, and previously served as Chief Investment Officer of Global Thematic Strategies at Alliance Bernstein.
Notes Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the WSBA: “Catherine has a long and distinguished career in the investment management arena, and we are very pleased to have her join our Executive Committee. Her deep expertise in thematic investing and focus on disruptive innovation such as blockchain technologies, make her a very valuable addition to the executive management of our organization. It is going to be a very exciting 2016 and we are looking forward to working with Catherine to grow the WSBA.”
Adds Ms. Wood: “I am delighted and honored to join the Executive Committee of WSBA. Focused exclusively on innovation, and managing the first public funds in the US with exposure to bitcoin, ARK Invest has been researching the Blockchain and bitcoin
intensively for the last two years. Strengthened by WSBA, we hope to play an important role in spurring the alliance between Wall Street and the Blockchain.