In 2019, Lisa Langley expanded her US-based company, Emerge Capital Management, north of the border with the launch of Emerge Canada. Since then, she has grown the Canadian company to more than $340 million in assets. By the end of 2020, Emerge Canada had experienced more growth over the course of the year than any other ETF provider in the country.
Emerge specializes in disruptive technology, offering various ways to access the sector via its product suite. Partnering with ARK Investment Management and portfolio manager Cathie Wood, the company conducts its own research on the areas it invests in to fully understand the space and then applies a ‘best picks’ approach. So far, the formula appears to be a hit with investors.
“Everything that ARK was investing in and continues to invest in is needed by the world,” Langley told WP in an interview earlier this year. “It is the right place and right time with the needs that are important to all of us every day.”