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Voya Large Cap Core Value SMA


The Large Cap Core-Value strategy seeks to outperform its benchmark over a full market cycle via an actively managed approach relying on fundamental research to capture the benefits of high excess capital yield and sustainable dividends.

Investment Objective

To outperform the S&P 500 Index over full market cycles

Investment Philosophy

We believe:

  • An investment strategy that captures the benefits of both high-dividend yield and dividend growth is the best way to outperform over various market cycles
  • An experienced and specialized research team is critical to generating alpha from stock selection
  • Portfolios built with active risk substantially focused on stock picking deliver a superior performance profile

Investment Process

Our disciplined, bottom-up investment process focuses on high-conviction stock selection. The process begins by identifying companies with strong capital returns prospects through the triangulation of excess capital yield, relative valuation and qualitative insights from our well-tenured analysts. Excess capital yield is a dynamic measure that isolates the "dry powder" available to management to facilitate value creation. Our sector specific analysts focus on the decomposition of excess capital yield and relative multiple deviation in conjunction with our proprietary multi-factor sector models. This allows our analysts to concentrate their efforts on the highest ranked stocks within their respective sectors while finding their highest conviction ideas through in-depth fundamental research and analysis. Portfolio construction is based on the attractiveness each stock, analyst/portfolio manager conviction, and active weights impact on relative risk exposure and relative factor exposures. Gross yield of the portfolio seeks to be at or above the yield of the S&P 500 Index.



As of 6/30/241 Month3 MonthYTD1yr3yr5yr10yrSince Inception (11/01/04)
Composite Gross1.940.9713.9224.0411.4416.1512.6711.14
Composite Net1.690.2312.2820.478.2112.799.417.92

* S&P 500 Index

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance data is considered final unless indicated as preliminary. Monthly performance is based on full GIPS Composite returns. Access the GIPS page for full composite details.

The Composite performance information represents the investment results of a group of fully discretionary accounts managed with the investment objective of outperforming the benchmark. Gross returns are presented after all transaction costs, but before management fees. Net-of-fees returns presented are calculated by subtracting a hypothetical maximum total wrap fee (estimated at 3.00% per annum) from the monthly gross-of-fees returns. The total wrap fee includes transaction costs, portfolio management, investment advisory, custodial and other administrative costs. Wrap fees vary amongst brokerage firms and may be negotiated based on account size and other factors.


Investment Team

Vincent Costa

Vincent Costa, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Equities

Years of Experience: 39

Years with Voya: 18

Vincent Costa is chief investment officer, equities at Voya Investment Management and also serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative and fundamental large cap value strategies. Previously at Voya, he was head of the global quantitative equity team. Prior to joining Voya, he managed quantitative equity investments at both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company. Vinnie earned an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BS in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
James Dorment

James Dorment, CFA

Co-Head of Fundamental Research and Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 29

Years with Voya: 16

James Dorment is co-head of fundamental research and a portfolio manager for the large cap value strategies at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a senior research analyst from Columbia Management. Previously, he worked at U.S. Trust analyzing and investing in a broad range of industries in both public and private equity markets. Jim earned a BA in economics from Bates College and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Gregory Wachsman

Gregory Wachsman, CFA

Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 25

Years with Voya: 7

Gregory Wachsman is a portfolio manager for the large cap value strategies and an analyst covering the financials sector on the large and mid cap fundamental research team at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, Greg was an equity analyst at Lord Abbett & Co, where he covered U.S. banks, brokers, specialty finance and exchanges. Prior to that, he worked at UBS Global Asset Management, covering U.S. regional banks and specialty finance. Gregory earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.


Principal Risk

The principal risks are generally those attributable to investing in stocks and related derivative instruments. Holdings are subject to market, issuer, and other risks, and their values may fluctuate. Market risk is the risk that securities or other instruments may decline in value due to factors affecting the securities markets or particular industries. Issuer risk is the risk that the value of a security or instrument may decline for reasons specific to the issuer, such as changes in its financial condition.