Voya Diversified Emerging Markets Debt Fund
Tap into a world of potential with risk-adjusted emerging market opportunities.
About this Product
- The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in debt instruments of issuers in emerging market countries
- The Fund may invest in a range of fixed-income and floating rate debt instruments of issuers in emerging markets countries, including sovereign and corporate debt, through direct investment as well as investment in a combination of other Voya funds
- The Fund’s current approximate target among the Fund’s asset classes are: sovereign debt securities denominated in hard currencies - 40%; debt securities denominated in local currencies - 40%; and corporate debt securities denominated in hard currencies - 20%
The Fund seeks total return including capital appreciation and current income.
Portfolio Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC
Matt Toms, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income
Years of Experience: 26
Years with Voya: 11
Jean-Dominique Butikofer, CFA
Head of Emerging Markets
Years of Experience: 24
Years with Voya: 6
Brian Timberlake, PhD, CFA
Head of Fixed Income Research
Years of Experience: 17
Years with Voya: 17
All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. Foreign Investing does pose special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. Emerging Market securities may be especially volatile. The Fund may use Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. The Fund is subject to both Credit and Interest Rate Risk. The Fund's share price and yield will be affected by interest rate movements, with bond prices generally moving in the opposite direction from interest rates. Credit Risk refers to the bond issuers and senior loan issuers ability to make timely payments of principal and interest. High-Yield Securities, or “junk bonds”, are rated lower than investment-grade bonds because there is a greater possibility that the issuer may be unable to make interest and principal payments on those securities. To the extent that the Fund invests in Mortgage-Related Securities, its exposure to prepayment and extension risks may be greater than investments in other fixed-income securities. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Borrowing/Leverage Risks; Debt Securities Risk; Non-Diversification Risks; Other Investment Companies' Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; Securities Lending Risks; and Portfolio Turnover Risks. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.