Rani Jarkas is a Chairman and founder of a global investment firm. He has been involved in the Nanotechnology field for almost a decade. Under Rani’s leadership, his firm has become a worldwide leader and the longest-standing firm in the nanotechnology investment arena, offering investors superior intelligence and investment products including a fund and two indices that enable them to participate in the growth of this exciting emerging technology.
Rani Jarkas has been leading and working with a team of nanotechnology experts including Dr. Thomas Kenny, who is an internationally renowned nanotechnology and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) expert. Through Rani’s designed platform, he was able to provide access to proprietary nanotechnology equity research and offers an array of investment products to investors.
In October 2009, Rani introduced two global nanotechnology indices in order to meet the needs of diverse investors. These indices serve as performance benchmarks for nanotechnology investing. The diversified index includes equally-weighted companies spanning all five nano-markets, including electronics, manufacturing, energy, life sciences and clean technology and is inclusive of both diversified companies that have nanotechnology as only one of their many growth drivers, and pure-play companies that have nanotechnology as their primary driver of growth. The pure index is a concentrated index, comprised of equally-weighted pure-play companies spanning also all five nano-markets and is best-suited for small-cap investors.
Today, Rani is very proud to announce that the 1Q2014 performance of these two global nanotechnology indices have outperformed many of the major equity indices in the period, including S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, MSCI World, Russell 3000, Nikkei, Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite with a respective return of 9.83% and 11.25%.
“We are delighted that our nanotechnology indices have outperformed major global indices since their inception. With many economies facing major environmental issues and aging populations, application of nanotechnology is set to accelerate to a new level in industries such as clean technology and life sciences. I believe that nanotechnology will enable the next major Technology Revolution,” said Rani.