Voya Global Equity Portfolio
A fundamentally guided, quantitative-selection driven strategy providing risk-adjusted yield
|Inception Date||March 5, 2015|
About this Product
- Actively managed global equity strategy designed to deliver excess returns and high-dividend income at lower levels of volatility relative to the overall market.
- Unique approach uses fundamentally driven sector-specific models to identify the most attractive stocks within each sector.
- Stock selection is model driven
The Portfolio seeks long-term capital growth and current income.
Average Annual Total Returns %
As of February 29, 2020
As of December 31, 2019
|Most Recent Month End||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||Expense Ratios|
|Net Asset Value||-9.89||-0.68||+5.39||+4.01||+6.55||0.63%||0.61%|
|With Sales Charge||-9.89||-0.68||+5.39||+4.01||+6.55|
|Net Asset Value||+21.68||+21.68||+11.13||+7.29||+7.09||0.63%||0.61%|
|With Sales Charge||+21.68||+21.68||+11.13||+7.29||+7.09|
|MSCI World Index||-9.01||+4.63||+7.24||+5.88||+8.75||—||—|
|MSCI All Country World Index||-9.09||+3.89||+6.96||+5.55||+8.10||—||—|
|MSCI World Index||+27.67||+27.67||+12.57||+8.74||+9.47||—||—|
|MSCI All Country World Index||+26.60||+26.60||+12.44||+8.41||+8.79||—||—|
Inception Date - Class I:March 5, 2015
Inception Date - Class S:January 28, 2008
Current Maximum Sales Charge: 0.00%
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 for the other share classes will vary due to different charges and expenses. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes.
Total investment return at net asset value has been calculated assuming a purchase at net asset value at the beginning of the period and a sale at net asset value at the end of the period; and assumes reinvestment of dividends, capital gain distributions and return of capital distributions/allocations, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the dividend reinvestment plan. Net asset value equals total Fund assets net of Fund expenses such as operating costs and management fees. Total investment return at net asset value is not annualized for periods less than one year.
The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit expenses of the Portfolio. This expense limitation agreement excludes interest, taxes, investment-related costs, leverage expenses, and extraordinary expenses and may be subject to possible recoupment. Please see the Portfolio's prospectus for more information. The expense limits will continue through at least 2020-05-01. Expenses are being waived to the contractual cap.
Historical performance shown for Class I shares reflects the historical performance of Class S shares for those periods prior to the inception date of Class I (represented by blue text). Historical performance of Class I shares likely would have been different based on differences in share class expense ratios.
The MSCI All Country World Index is an unmanaged free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global developed and emerging markets, excluding the U.S. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
The MSCI World Index is an unmanaged free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure global developed market equity performance. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
Returns Based Statistics
As of February 29, 2020
|3 Year||5 Year||10 Year|
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.
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.
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 03/05/2015 through 02/29/2020
Ending Value: $12,239.00
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.
As of February 29, 2020
|Net Assets millions|
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.
|P/E next 12 months|
P/E (next 12 months) calculates the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share.
|P/B trailing 12 months|
Price to book ratio (trailing 12 month) calculates the ratio of a stock’s price to its book value.
|Weighted Average Market Cap millions|
Weighted Average Market Cap:
Weighted Average Market Capitalization is the value of a corporation as determined by the market price of its issued and outstanding common stock.
|EPS Growth (3-5 Year Estimate)|
EPS Growth (3-5 Year Estimate):
The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. EPS growth serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.
Active Share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager's portfolio that differ from the benchmark index.
|Price to Cash Flow|
Price to Cash Flow:
The ratio of a stock’s price to its cash flow per share. The price-to-cash flow ratio is an indicator of a stock’s valuation
ROA is an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. ROA gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings.
% of Total Investments as of February 29, 2020
|Johnson & Johnson||1.46|
|Roche Holding AG||1.25|
|Procter & Gamble Co.||1.06|
|Merck & Co., Inc.||1.03|
|Philip Morris International, Inc.||0.98|
as of February 29, 2020
% of Total Investments as of February 29, 2020
|Not Classified - Mutual Fund||1.30|
Top Country Weightings
% of Total Investments as of February 29, 2020
Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.
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.
Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.
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.
|Long-Term Capital Gain||05/13/2019||05/14/2019||05/10/2019||$0.520900|
Income Dividend: Payout to shareholders of interest, dividends, or other income received by the Fund, net of operating expenses. By law, all such income must be distributed to shareholders, who may choose to take the money in cash or reinvest it in more shares of the Fund.
Short-Term Capital Gain: The profit realized from the sale of securities held for less than one year.
Long-Term Capital Gain: Gain on the sale of a security where the holding period was 12 months or more and the profit was subject to the long-term capital gains tax.
Portfolio Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC
Vincent Costa, CFA
Head of Global Quantitative Equities
Years of Experience: 35
Years with Voya: 14
Peg DiOrio, CFA
Head of Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management
Years of Experience: 27
Years with Voya: 8
Years of Experience: 32
Years with Voya: 8
Kai Yee Wong
Years of Experience: 28
Years with Voya: 8
You could lose money on an investment in the Portfolio. Any of the following risks, among others, could affect Portfolio performance or cause the Portfolio to lose money or to underperform market averages of other funds.
Company The price of a given company's stock could decline or underperform for many reasons including, among others, poor management, financial problems, or business challenges. If a company declares bankruptcy or becomes insolvent, its stock could become worthless.
Convertible Securities Convertible securities are securities that are convertible into or exercisable for common stocks at a stated price or rate. Convertible securities are subject to the usual risks associated with debt securities, such as interest rate and credit risk. In addition, because convertible securities react to changes in the value of the stocks into which they convert, they are subject to market risk.
Credit Prices of bonds and other debt instruments can fall if the issuer's actual or perceived financial health deteriorates, whether because of broad economic or issuer-specific reasons. In certain cases, the issuer could be late in paying interest or principal, or could fail to pay altogether.
Currency To the extent that the Portfolio invests directly in foreign (non-U.S.) currencies or in securities denominated in, or that trade in, foreign (non-U.S.) currencies, it is subject to the risk that those foreign (non-U.S.) currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency being hedged.
Derivative Instruments Derivative instruments are subject to a number of risks, including the risk of changes in the market price of the underlying securities, credit risk with respect to the counterparty, risk of loss due to changes in interest rates and liquidity risk. The use of certain derivatives may also have a leveraging effect which may increase the volatility of the Portfolio and reduce its returns. Derivatives may not perform as expected, so the Portfolio may not realize the intended benefits. When used for hedging, the change in value of a derivative may not correlate as expected with the currency, security or other risk being hedged. In addition, given their complexity, derivatives expose the Portfolio to the risk of improper valuation.
Focused Investing To the extent that the Portfolio invests a substantial portion of its assets in a particular industry, sector, market segment, or geographical area, its investments will be sensitive to developments in that industry, sector, market segment, or geographical area. The Portfolio assumes the risk that changing economic conditions; changing political or regulatory conditions; or natural and other disasters affecting the particular industry, sector, market segment, or geographical area in which the Portfolio focuses its investments could have a significant impact on its investment performance and could ultimately cause the Portfolio to underperform, or be more volatile than, other funds that invest more broadly.
Foreign Investments/Developing and Emerging Markets Investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Portfolio experiencing more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies due to: smaller markets; differing reporting,accounting, and auditing standards; nationalization, expropriation, or confiscatory taxation; foreign currency fluctuations, currency blockage, or replacement; potential for default on sovereign debt; or political changes or diplomatic developments. Markets and economies throughout the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, and conditions or events in one market, country or region may adversely impact investments or issuers in another market, country or region. Foreign investment risks may be greater in developing and emerging markets than in developed markets.
Interest Rate With bonds and other fixed rate debt instruments, a rise in interest rates generally causes values to fall; conversely, values generally rise as interest rates fall. The higher the credit quality of the instrument, and the longer its maturity or duration, the more sensitive it is likely to be to interest rate risk. In the case of inverse securities, the interest rate generally will decrease when the market rate of interest to which the inverse security is indexed increases. As of the date of this Prospectus, interest rates in the United States are at or near historic lows, which may increase the Portfolio's exposure to risks associated with rising interest rates. Rising interest rates could have unpredictable effects on the markets and may expose fixed-income and related markets to heightened volatility. For fixed-income securities, an increase in interest rates may lead to increased redemptions and increased portfolio turnover, which could reduce liquidity for certain Portfolio investments, adversely affect values, and increase a Portfolio’s costs. If dealer capacity in fixed-income markets is insufficient for market conditions, it may further inhibit liquidity and increase volatility in the fixed income markets.
Investment Model The manager's proprietary model may not adequately allow for existing or unforeseen market factors or the interplay between such factors.
Liquidity If a security is illiquid, the Portfolio might be unable to sell the security at a time when the Portfolio's manager might wish to sell, and the security could have the effect of decreasing the overall level of the Portfolio's liquidity. Further, the lack of an established secondary market may make it more difficult to value illiquid securities, which could vary from the amount the Portfolio could realize upon disposition. The Portfolio may make investments that become less liquid in response to market developments or adverse investor perception. The Portfolio could lose money if it cannot sell a security at the time and price that would be most beneficial to the Portfolio.
Market Stock prices may be volatile and are affected by the real or perceived impacts of such factors as economic conditions and political events. Stock markets tend to be cyclical, with periods when stock prices generally rise and periods when stock prices generally decline. Any given stock market segment may remain out of favor with investors for a short or long period of time, and stocks as an asset class may underperform bonds or other asset classes during some periods. From time to time, the stock market may not favor the growth-oriented securities in which the Portfolio invests. Rather, the market could favor value-oriented securities or may not favor equities at all. Additionally, legislative, regulatory or tax policies or developments in these areas may adversely impact the investment techniques available to a manager, add to Portfolio costs and impair the ability of the Portfolio to achieve its investment objectives.
Other Investment Companies The main risk of investing in other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds, is the risk that the value of the securities underlying an investment company might decrease. Because the Portfolio may invest in other investment companies, you will pay a proportionate share of the expenses of those other investment companies (including management fees, administration fees, and custodial fees) in addition to the expenses of the Portfolio.
Securities Lending Securities lending involves two primary risks: “investment risk” and “borrower default risk.” Investment risk is the risk that the Portfolio will lose money from the investment of the cash collateral received from the borrower. Borrower default risk is the risk that the Portfolio will lose money due to the failure of a borrower to return a borrowed security in a timely manner.
An investment in the Portfolio is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.