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Deepwater Frontier Tech Index

By combining Deepwater’s proprietary research in emerging technologies with a respect for valuation, the Deepwater Frontier Tech Index (DFTI) aims to power strong long-term returns in the frontier technology category.

The Deepwater Frontier Tech Index (DFTI) tracks public investment opportunities participating in major emerging technologies. The DFTI tracks an ever-evolving basket of frontier themes. The index currently focuses on AI, Robotics, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles, Fintech, and the metaverse.

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Frontier & Center: Block

On this episode of Frontier & Center, Gene talks how Frontier Tech is outperforming the Nasdaq and highlights Block (SQ).

Frontier & Center: Intro to Front & Center / Nubank

This week Gene talks Nubank (NU), a digital banking platform and digital financial services in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and internationally.

Frontier & Center: Unity Software (U)

Frontier & Center podcast focuses on transformative tech companies outside of the Mag7. This week we talk Unity Software.

Frontier & Center: AMD

In this weeks episode of Frontier & Center we talk AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and their outlook in GPUs.

Frontier & Center: Roblox

In this week’s Frontier & Center we talk why Roblox (RBLX) will play a bigger role in the lives of sub-20 year olds.

Frontier & Center: Take-Two

Frontier Tech continues to build momentum this year. In this week’s Frontier & Center episode we talk Take-Two (TTWO) and GTA6.

What We Believe Makes Our Index Unique vs Other Disruptive Tech Funds

Many funds and indices track frontier-related themes but do not perform well as long-term investment vehicles for three reasons:

  1. The products are not built on deep research that creates a differentiated understanding of where the world is going.
  2. The products incorporate excessive exposure to established mega cap tech companies.
  3. The products don’t incorporate a respect for valuation.

The DFTI is designed to address each of these issues.

  • The DFTI is informed by over 100 years of cumulative tech research experience by the Deepwater team, including ongoing insights that power direct private and public investment vehicles.
  • The index also includes a $500 billion market cap limit, forcing the exclusion of mega cap tech companies that investors already have significant exposure to via S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices.
  • Perhaps most uniquely, we believe the price you pay for innovation matters. The DFTI is designed to incorporate a respect for valuation in its selection process that we view as imperative for long-term performance.

How has the Index Performed?

The DFTI went live on 7/25/2018 and has been backtested to 2013. You can find a chart that tracks historical and real-time performance here.

How Can I Invest in the Index?

Deepwater partners with Innovator ETFs to offer the NYSE-listed Innovator Deepwater Frontier Tech ETF. The ticker is LOUP.

To learn more about how to invest, visit the Innovator website.

Frontier Tech Performance: January 2024

The Deepwater Frontier Tech Index aims to provide investors with exposure to themes that we will be talking about in 3-5 years. Go deeper. Performance Update: 2023 was a year of strong performance in frontier technology. The Deepwater Frontier Tech…
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Frontier Tech Performance: November 2023

The Deepwater Frontier Tech Index (LOUP) aims to provide investors with exposure to themes that we will be talking about in three to five years. Go deeper. This is a series of monthly posts providing an update on performance and…
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