Voya Global Equity Fund - Class A

Note: Effective May 2, 2016, the Voya Global Value Advantage Fund has changed to the Voya Global Equity Fund.
Note: Effective May 22, 2015, the Voya Global Natural Resources Fund merged into the Voya Global Value Advantage Fund.

Class A: NAWGX
Class C: NAWCX
Class I: NAWIX
Class W: IGVWX
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Voya Global Equity Fund

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth and current income.

Daily Prices

as of May 25, 2018

Net Asset Value (NAV)$35.89
% Change-0.28
$ Change-0.10
YTD Return-0.39%

Fund Facts

Ticker SymbolNAWGX
Inception DateApril 19, 1993
Dividends PaidQuarterly
Min. Initial Investment$1,000.00

About this Product

  • This is an actively managed global investment strategy that seeks to capture the benefits of both high-dividend yield and dividend growth. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of companies located in a number of different countries, one of which may be the United States. The Fund may invest without limit in countries with developing or emerging markets. The Fund does not limit its investments to companies in any particular market capitalization range.
  • The portfolio managers target a gross dividend yield at least 1.3x greater than the MSCI All Country World Index. Stock selection by an experienced and specialized research team is the primary driver of excess returns.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth and current income.

Management 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

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2014

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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.
Steven Wetter

Steven Wetter

Managed Fund since

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Steven Wetter is a portfolio manager on the global 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

Managed Fund since

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Kai Yee Wong is a portfolio manager on the global 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.
Jianling (James) Ying

Jianling (James) Ying, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2014

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James Ying is a portfolio manager on the global equity team at Voya Investment Management for the active quantitative and global equity strategies. James joined the firm as a quantitative analyst responsible for the quantitative equity strategies. Prior to joining the firm, James was a quantitative analyst with Piedmont Investment Advisors, Numeric Investors and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. James received a BS in electrical engineering from Tianjin University in China, a MEng in telecommunication from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and MS in financial engineering from Columbia University in New York. James holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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Average Annual Total Returns %

As of April 30, 2018

As of March 31, 2018

Most Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter EndMost Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter End
Most Recent Month EndYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRExpense Ratios
Net Asset Value-1.19+12.44+5.34+6.59+5.941.21%0.86%
With Sales Charge-6.88+5.97+3.28+5.34+5.32
Net Asset Value-1.69+13.49+6.26+7.64+6.331.63%1.36%
With Sales Charge-7.35+6.96+4.18+6.38+5.71
MSCI All Country World Index-0.02+14.16+7.43+8.80+5.10
MSCI All Country World Index-0.96+14.85+8.12+9.20+5.57

Inception Date - Class A:April 19, 1993

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.

Returns Based Statistics

As of April 30, 2018

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Tracking Error
Tracking Error:

A measure of how closely the returns of a portfolio tend to follow the returns of the index to which it is benchmarked; specifically, the variability of excess returns around the average.

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.


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 05/31/2008 through 04/30/2018

Ending Value: $17,810.00

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.


Portfolio Statistics

As of April 30, 2018

Net Assets millions
Net Assets:

The per-share dollar amount of the fund, calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of fund shares outstanding.

Number of Holdings
Number of Holdings:

Number of Holdings in the investment.


Top Holdings

% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2018

Apple, Inc.1.58
Johnson & Johnson1.35
Exxon Mobil Corp.1.31
Royal Dutch Shell PLC - Class A1.29
Cisco Systems, Inc.1.19
UnitedHealth Group, Inc.1.15
Intel Corp.1.14
Home Depot, Inc.1.12
Pfizer, Inc.1.09
Chevron Corp.1.01

Portfolio Composition

as of April 30, 2018


Sector Weightings

% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2018

Information Technology16.22
Consumer Discretionary12.15
Health Care11.33
Consumer Staples9.25
Real Estate4.01
Telecommunication Services3.48
Not Classified - Mutual Fund1.39

Top Country Weightings

% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2018

United States56.06
United Kingdom5.26

Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.


Distributions: Last 12 Months

Payment Frequency: Quarterly


Date on which a stock begins trading without the benefit of the dividend. Typically, a stock’s price moves up by the dollar amount of the dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches, then falls by the amount of the dividend after that date.

Payable Date
Payable Date:

Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.

Record Date
Record Date:

Date on which a shareholder must officially own shares in order to be entitled to a dividend. After the date of record, the stock is said to be ex-dividend.

Income Dividend12/15/201712/18/201712/14/2017$0.686300
Totals: $0.686300


Morningstar™ Ratings

As of April 30, 2018

Overall3 Year5 Year10 Year
722 Funds722 Funds593 Funds352 Funds

Category: Fund World Large Stock


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. Securities of Small- and Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater price volatility and less liquidity than investing in stocks of larger companies. Investing in stocks of Small- and Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. 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. Prices of Value-Oriented Securities tend to correlate more closely with economic cycles than growth-oriented securities, they generally are more sensitive to changing economic conditions. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Rule 144A Securities Risks; 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.