Voya Global Equity Dividend Fund - Class A

Effective May 6, 2019, Voya Investment Management Co. LLC will serve as the sole sub‐adviser to the Voya Global Equity Dividend Fund. As a result, the Fund's investment strategies, portfolio managers and fees will change.

Class A: IAGEX
Class C: ICGEX
Class I: IGEIX
Class O: IDGEX
Class W: IGEWX
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Voya Global Equity Dividend Fund

A global approach to seeking enhanced dividend yield.

About this Product

  • Primarily invests in securities of dividend-paying companies
  • Uses a quantitative screening process in security selection incorporating yield, capitalization, liquidity and fundamentals
  • Seeks to construct a portfolio with a dividend yield that exceeds that of the companies included in the MSCI World Index
  • Quantitative screening process which utilizes the following criteria when selecting companies: an above average dividend yield and the stability and growth of the dividend yield; market capitalization above $1 billion; growth of the dividend over several years; and annual earnings growth over several years

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks growth of capital with dividend income as a secondary consideration.

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Investment Team

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Portfolio Management Team

Voya Investments, LLC

Investment Adviser

Voya Investments, LLC., serves as the investment adviser to each of the Funds. Voya Investments has overall responsibility for the management of the Funds. Voya Investments provides or oversees all investment advisory and portfolio management services for each Fund, and assists in managing and supervising all aspects of the general day-to-day business activities and operations of the Funds, including custodial, transfer agency, dividend disbursing, accounting, auditing, compliance and related services. The Investment Adviser may, from time to time, directly manage a portion of the Fund’s assets to seek to manage the Fund’s overall risk exposure to achieve the Fund’s desired risk/return profile and to effect the Fund’s investment strategies. The Investment Adviser may invest in futures and exchange-traded funds to implement its investment process.

Voya Investment Management Co. LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

Voya Investment Management Co. LLC (“Voya IM” or “Sub-Adviser”), a Delaware limited liability company, was founded in 1972 and is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. Voya IM is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Voya Financial, Inc. and is an affiliate of the Adviser. Voya IM has acted as adviser or sub-adviser to mutual funds since 1994 and has managed institutional accounts since 1972. The principal office of Voya IM is located at 230 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10169. As of December 31, 2016, Voya IM managed approximately $86.4 billion in assets.
Vincent Costa

Vincent Costa, CFA

Head of Value and Global Quantitative Equities

Years of Experience: 34

Years with Voya: 13

Vincent Costa is head of the value and global quantitative equities teams and also serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative and fundamental large cap value strategies. Vinnie joined Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) in April 2006 as head of portfolio management for quantitative equity. Prior to joining Voya IM, he managed quantitative equity investments at both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company. He earned a BS in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Peg DiOrio

Peg DiOrio, CFA

Head of Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management

Years of Experience: 26

Years with Voya: 7

Peg DiOrio is the head of quantitative equity portfolio management at Voya Investment Management and serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she was a quantitative analyst with Alliance Bernstein/Sanford C. Bernstein for sixteen years where she was responsible for multivariate and time series analysis for low volatility strategies, global equities, REITs and options. Previously, she was a senior investment planning analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein. Peg received an MS in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU and a BS from SUNY Stony Brook. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. She formerly served as president of the Society of Quantitative Analysts and continues to serve on the board of directors. Peg is on the external advisory board for the Applied Math and Statistics Department of Stony Brook University.
Steven Wetter

Steven Wetter

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 31

Years with Voya: 7

Steven Wetter is a portfolio manager on the global quantitative equity team at Voya Investment Management responsible for the index, research enhanced index and smart beta strategies. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Co-Head of International Indexing responsible for managing ETFs, index funds and quantitative portfolios at BNY Mellon, and formerly held similar positions at Northern Trust and Bankers Trust. Steve earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA in finance (with distinction) from New York University Stern School of Business.
Kai Yee Wong

Kai Yee Wong

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 27

Years with Voya: 7

Kai Yee Wong is a portfolio manager on the global quantitative equity team at Voya Investment Management responsible for the index, research enhanced index and smart beta strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a senior equity portfolio manager at Northern Trust responsible for managing various global indices including developed, emerging, real estate, Topix and socially responsible benchmarks. Previously Kai Yee served as a portfolio manager with Deutsche Bank, an assistant treasurer at Bankers Trust and a trust officer at the Bank of Tokyo. She earned a BS from New York University Stern School of Business.

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns %

As of May 31, 2019

As of March 31, 2019

Most Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter EndMost Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter End
Most Recent Month EndYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRExpense Ratios
GrossNet
Net Asset Value+7.80-1.70+5.83+2.12+7.581.20%0.86%
With Sales Charge+1.59-7.34+3.77+0.92+6.94
Net Asset Value+9.54-0.82+7.01+3.00+9.761.48%1.26%
With Sales Charge+3.23-6.51+4.91+1.78+9.10
MSCI World Index+9.75-0.29+9.00+5.62+9.96
MSCI World Index+12.48+4.01+10.68+6.78+12.38

Inception Date - Class A:September 17, 2003

Current Maximum Sales Charge: 5.75%

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance information shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Portfolio will fluctuate, so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See above "Average Annual Total Returns %" for performance information current to the most recent month-end.

Yields

As of May 31, 2019

SEC 30-Day Yield (Unsubsidized)
SEC 30-Day Yield (Unsubsidized):

A standardized yield calculation created by the SEC, it reflects the income earned during a 30-day period, after the deduction of the fund's gross expenses. Negative 30-Day SEC Yield results when accrued expenses of the past 30 days exceed the income collected during the past 30 days.

2.37
SEC 30-Day Yield (Subsidized)
SEC 30-Day Yield (Subsidized):

A standardized yield calculation created by the SEC, it reflects the income earned during a 30-day period, after the deduction of the fund's net expenses (net of any expense waivers or reimbursements).

2.71
Distribution Yield @ NAV
Distribution Yield @ NAV:

Current annualized distribution rate based upon NAV is the latest dividend shown as an annualized percentage of net asset value.

2.35
Distribution Yield @ MOP
Distribution Yield @ MOP:

Current annualized distribution rate, based upon maximum offering price which is adjusted for sales changes (MOP), where applicable, is the latest dividend shown as an annualized percentage of maximum offering price.

2.22

Returns Based Statistics

As of May 31, 2019

3 Year5 Year10 Year
Standard Deviation
Standard Deviation:

A measure of the degree to which an individual probability value varies from the distribution mean. The higher the number, the greater the risk.

10.4511.4012.67
Beta
Beta:

The sensitivity of a portfolio's returns to changes in the return of the market as measured by the index or benchmark that represents the market. A portfolio with a beta of 1.0 behaves exactly like the index. A beta less than 1.0 suggests lower risk than the index, while a beta greater than 1.0 indicates a risk level higher than the index.

0.920.960.94
R2
R2:

The proportion of the variation in a portfolio's returns that can be explained by the variability of the returns of an index. High R-squared (close to 1.0) is usually consistent with broad diversification.

91.2393.0295.07
Alpha
Alpha:

A measure of risk-adjusted performance; alpha reflects the difference between a portfolio's actual return and the return that could be expected give its risk as measured by beta.

-2.36-3.20-1.65
Sharpe Ratio
Sharpe Ratio:

A risk-adjusted measure calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the portfolio's historical risk-adjusted performance.

0.470.170.61
Information Ratio
Information Ratio:

The ratio of portfolio returns in excess of a market index to the variability of those excess returns; in effect, information ratio describes the value added by active management in relation to the risk taken to achieve those returns.

-0.98-1.15-0.81

Calendar Year Returns %

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns are shown in %. These figures are for the year ended December 31 of each year. They do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did. The bar chart above shows the Fund's annual returns and long-term performance, and illustrates the variability of the Fund’s returns.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment

For the period 06/30/2009 through 05/31/2019

Ending Value: $20,760.00

The performance quoted in the "Growth of a $10,000 Investment" chart represents past performance. Performance shown is without sales charges; had sales charges been deducted, performance would have been less. Ending value includes reinvestment of distributions.

Disclosures

Principal Risks

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 stocks may be especially volatile. Stock of an issuer in the Fund's portfolio may decline in price if the issuer fails to make anticipated Dividend Payments because, among other reasons, the issuer of the security experiences a decline in its financial condition. Securities of Small- and Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater price volatility and less liquidity than investing in stocks of larger companies. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Convertible Securities Risks; Market Trends Risks; Other Investment Companies' Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; and Securities Lending Risks. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.