Voya International Real Estate Fund - Class A

Class A: IIRAX
Class C: IIRCX
Class I: IIRIX
Class W: IIRWX
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Voya International Real Estate Fund

Tap into the potential of global real estate.

About this Product

  • Managed by CBRE Clarion Securities (CBRE Clarion), one of the world’s largest real estate investment companies
  • The Sub-Adviser uses an in-house valuation process to identify investments with superior current income and growth potential relative to their peers. This process examines several factors including: value and property, capital structure, and management and strategy
  • Multi-step investment process used in constructing the investment portfolio combines top-down region and sector allocation with bottom-up individual stock selection

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks to provide investors with high total return.

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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.

CBRE Clarion Securities, LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

CBRE Clarion Securities is an industry-leading global investment management firm specializing in the management of listed real asset securities including real estate, infrastructure, and master limited partnerships (MLPs). CBRE Clarion manages client portfolios with a focus on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns through a total return, income focused, and absolute return-oriented strategies. Headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the firm has over 90 employees located in offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.
T. Ritson Ferguson

T. Ritson Ferguson, CFA

Mr. Ferguson is CEO of CBRE Global Investors and CEO of its equity securities management subsidiary, CBRE Clarion Securities. He is also the firm’s global chief investment officer. He is a senior portfolio manager and a member of the CBRE Clarion Global Investment Policy Committee. Mr. Ferguson was one of the founding principals who formed the predecessor entity to CBRE Clarion Securities. Earlier in his real estate career, he worked at K.S. Sweet Associates and Trammell Crow Company. He was also a consultant at Bain & Company and a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Ferguson has over 30 years of industry investment experience.
Steven Burton

Steven D Burton, CFA

Mr. Burton is co-chief investment officer, a member of CBRE Clarion Securities’ Global Investment Policy Committee, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Burton joined CBRE Clarion Securities’ predecessor firm in 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Burton worked in various management and analyst positions in the real estate industry including positions with General Electric Investment Corporation and PNC Financial Corporation. Mr. Burton has over 30 years of real estate investment management experience.
Joseph Smith

Joseph P Smith, CFA

Mr. Smith is president and co-chief investment officer of CBRE Clarion Securities, as well as chair of the firm’s Management Committee and a member of the Global Investment Committee. Mr. Smith is co-leader of the U.S. real estate securities team. Mr. Smith joined CBRE Clarion Securities’ predecessor firm in 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Smith worked in various management and analyst positions in the real estate industry including positions at Alex Brown & Sons, PaineWebber and Radnor Advisors. Mr. Smith has over 25 years of real estate investment management experience.

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns %

As of February 28, 2019

As of December 31, 2018

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+9.10+2.07+7.92+3.58+10.951.44%1.27%
With Sales Charge+2.86-3.77+5.80+2.36+10.29
Net Asset Value-8.30-8.30+3.22+1.57+7.141.41%1.26%
With Sales Charge-13.55-13.55+1.21+0.37+6.51
FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Ex-US Index+9.22+3.96+8.83+4.44+12.44
FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Ex-US Index-6.41-6.41+4.40+2.41+8.73

Inception Date - Class A:February 28, 2006

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 February 28, 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.

1.86
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).

2.22
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.

3.42
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.

3.23

Returns Based Statistics

As of February 28, 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.

12.3811.8116.77
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.

1.031.000.97
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.

97.8496.8197.22
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.

-1.00-0.79-1.04
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.

0.590.300.68
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.

-0.49-0.41-0.53

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 03/31/2009 through 02/28/2019

Ending Value: $28,268.00

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. Investing in stocks of Small- and Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. Concentration of investments in one or more real estate industries, may subject the Fund to greater volatility than a portfolio which is less concentrated. Emerging Market stocks may be especially volatile. Price Volatility, liquidity and other risks that accompany an investment in International Real Estate Equities. Risks of the REIT's are similar to those associated with direct ownership of Real Estate, such as changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rates, cash flow of underlying real estate assets, supply and demand, and the management skill and credit worthiness of the issuer. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Initial Public Offerings; Company, Credit, Currency, Convertible Securities; Interest Rate, Investment Model; Market Trends; Non-Diversification; Other Investment Companies'; Inability to Sell Securities; 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.