The Innovation Leaders analysis has been monitoring analysis of the most effective innovators across 25 sectors for the last decade. Initial assessments showed that, as a group of companies, average growth in share prices since 2002 was over 14% per annum. This compares very favorably to average annual returns for the FTSE 100, NASDAQ and S&P500 indexes that, respectively, saw average growth over the same period of 2%, 6% and 3%. This presents a significant opportunity not only for supporting the internal business case of innovation professionals within their organizations but also for the global investment community from individual investors to multi billion dollar hedge funds.
Since 2012 we have undertaken a detailed analysis of how a fund based on the Innovation Leaders analysis would have performed over the past ten years and, in April 2013, also launched such a fund which is showing good results.