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Voya Mid Cap Growth SMA


The Mid-Cap Growth strategy seeks to outperform its benchmark over a full market cycle via an actively managed approach relying on fundamental research and analysis to identify companies with strong and accelerating business momentum, increasing market acceptance and attractive valuations.

Investment Philosophy

We believe consistent and durable alpha is best achieved over the long term via a sector-neutral, research-centric investment process with a fully integrated fundamental and quantitative approach at its core.

Our key beliefs:

  • A differentiated point of view is required for successful active growth investing
  • Understanding expectations is key
  • Everything is relative: valuations and fundamentals should be considered in a relative framework

Investment Process

Our disciplined, bottom-up investment process focuses on high-conviction stock selection. The process begins with identifying a universe of large cap stocks with market capitalizations > $1 billion. Next, a quantitative evaluation ranks the investment universe and identifies the most attractive stocks within each sector. Once the universe is ranked, the analysts concentrate their efforts on the highest ranked stocks within their sector to add insight through in-depth fundamental research and analysis. Buy and sell decisions are mainly the product of qualitative judgments about business momentum, market recognition, and valuation, as well as the attractiveness of each stock, given benchmark weight, expected return, and perceived risk.



As of 3/31/241 Month3 MonthYTD1yr3yr5yr10yrSince Inception (8/01/05)
Composite Gross1.4110.3610.3628.495.1913.4111.8211.82
Composite Net1.169.579.5724.802.1310.128.588.58

* Russell Midcap Growth 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

Kristy Finnegan

Kristy R Finnegan, CFA

Co-Head of Fundamental Research and Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 24

Years with Voya: 23

Kristy Finnegan is co-head of fundamental research and portfolio manager on the large and mid cap growth strategies at Voya Investment Management. Previously at Voya, she served as a portfolio manager for the large cap value strategies. Prior to that at Voya, she was an analyst covering both consumer and technology stocks, including several years with the growth team covering consumer stocks. Prior to joining Voya, Kristy was an investment banking analyst at SunTrust Equitable Securities where she focused on deals primarily in the education and health care sectors. Kristy earned a BS in economics from Vanderbilt University and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Leigh Todd

Leigh Todd, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 28

Years with Voya: 3

Leigh Todd is a senior portfolio manager for the large cap growth and mid cap growth strategies at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, Leigh was a portfolio manager and senior research analyst at Mellon. Previously, she was a portfolio manager at State Street Global Advisors. Leigh earned a BS in economics from Lehigh University and is a CFA® Charterholder.


Principal Risk

The principal risks are generally those attributable to stock investing. Holdings are subject to market, issuer and other risks, and their values may fluctuate. Market risk is the risk that securities 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 may decline for reasons specific to the issuer, such as changes in its financial condition. More particularly, growth-oriented stocks typically sell at higher valuations than other stocks. If a growth-oriented stock does not exhibit the level of growth expected, its price may drop sharply. Additionally, growth-oriented stocks have been more volatile than value-oriented stocks.