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Voya Strategic Income SMA


The Voya Strategic Income strategy employs an unconstrained, multi-sector fixed income strategy focused on maximizing total return by seeking risk-adjusted opportunities across the globe.

Portfolio Details

Invests across the global fixed income universe via individual securities and completion vehicles. Sectors include investment grade corporates, U.S. Treasuries and agencies, senior bank loans, high yield bonds, securitized credit, and emerging market debt.

  • Maximum 50% total allocation to completion vehicle; typically used to gain diversified exposure to less accessible sectors, including senior loans, emerging markets debt, and securitized credit
  • Maximum 50% total allocation to below investment grade corporates; helps limit the strategy's credit risk and correlation to equity
  • Portfolio's duration will range between 2 to 4 years

Investment Process

Supported by a seasoned team of over 275 fixed income professionals, our three-step process leverages the collective insights from across Voya's Fixed Income platform, incorporating both top-down and bottom-up research insights. First, our asset allocation committee deliberates and prioritizes investment themes impacting fixed income markets, offers unencumbered views regarding sectors and overall risk posturing. Next, the multi-sector team then builds a model portfolio, incorporating client guidelines and objectives. Finally, individual sector teams are then responsible for identifying and trading specific bonds.

Investment Philosophy

We believe an unconstrained fixed income strategy should provide a more stable and resilient long-term investor's experience.

  • Focused on maximizing risk-adjusted returns by using flexibility to avoid prevailing market risks
  • Unconstrained approach to portfolio construction, not unconstrained risk
  • Security selection and sector allocation are primary drivers of return; limited use of duration and currency positioning to mitigate volatility
  • Aim to maintain low correlations to global interest rates/traditional fixed income and volatile equity markets
  • Leverages robust and collaborative macro process coupled with industry leading security selection by each individual sector team



As of 6/30/241 Month3 MonthYTD1yr3yr5yr10yrSince Inception (3/01/18)
Composite Gross0.801.241.895.900.561.65-2.32
Composite Net0.680.871.144.33-0.93-0.05-0.55

* Strategic Income SMA Custom 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.

"Gross Returns" are presented before the deduction of transaction costs and should be used as Supplemental Information only. "Net Returns" are calculated by subtracting a hypothetical maximum total wrap fee (estimated at 1.50% per annum) from the monthly "pure" gross-of-fee returns. For periods from January 2007 to June 2021 the hypothetical maximum fee was 2.00% per annum. 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. The hypothetical maximum total wrap fee used is deemed to be the maximum fee charged to any composite account but we cannot guarantee accuracy. More information about fees can be found in the Form ADV Part II of Voya Investment Management Co.


Investment Team

Rajen Jadav, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 27

Years with Voya: 5

Raj Jadav is a portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, Raj was a senior product specialist at Allianz Global Investors where he was responsible for covering and supporting sales and distribution of the global fixed income team’s product offering in North America. Prior to that, Raj was a portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein where he held various positions managing US multi-sector, US TIPS, stable value, global multi-sector and municipal money market portfolios. Raj earned a MA in economics from New York University and a BS in business management and economics from SUNY at Stony Brook. Raj is a CFA® Charterholder.
Sean Banai

Sean Banai, CFA

Head of Multi-Sector

Years of Experience: 25

Years with Voya: 25

Sean Banai is head of multi-sector for the fixed income platform at Voya Investment Management. Previously, Sean was a senior portfolio manager and before that head of quantitative research for proprietary fixed income. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, he was a partner in a private sector company. Sean received a BA and an MS in actuarial science from Georgia State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Randy Parrish

Randy Parrish, CFA

Head of Public Credit

Years of Experience: 34

Years with Voya: 23

Randy Parrish is a managing director and head of public credit at Voya Investment Management, overseeing the investment grade, emerging market and leveraged credit teams. Previously at Voya, Randy was head of high yield and served as a portfolio manager and analyst on the high yield team. Prior to joining Voya, he was a corporate banker in leveraged finance with SunTrust Bank and predecessors to Bank of America. Randy earned a BBA in business administration from the University of Georgia and is a CFA® Charterholder.


Principal Risk

The principal risks are generally those attributable to bond investing. Holdings are subject to market, issuer, credit, prepayment, extension, 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. The strategy may invest in mortgage-related securities, which can be paid off early if the borrowers on the underlying mortgages pay off their mortgages sooner than scheduled. If interest rates are falling, the strategy will be forced to reinvest this money at lower yields. Conversely, if interest rates are rising, the expected principal payments will slow, thereby locking in the coupon rate at below market levels and extending the security’s life and duration while reducing its market value. High yield bonds carry particular market risks and may experience greater volatility in market value than investment grade bonds. Foreign investments could be riskier than U.S. investments because of exchange rate, political, economics, liquidity, and regulatory risks. Additionally, investments in emerging market countries are riskier than other foreign investments because the political and economic systems in emerging market countries are less stable.