Voya Global Corporate Leaders 100 Fund - Class A

Class A: VGDAX
Class I: VGDIX
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Voya Global Corporate Leaders 100 Fund

A rules-based, long-term approach to the top global 100 stocks.

Daily Prices

as of December 14, 2018

Net Asset Value (NAV)$10.56
% Change-6.80
$ Change-0.77
YTD Return-7.05%

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolVGDAX
Inception DateDecember 6, 2016
Dividends PaidAnnually
Min. Initial Investment$1,000.00

About this Product

  • Seeks to outperform the S&P Global 100 Index by taking a region-neutral approach, cap-weighting each region (North America, Europe, Asia) and equally weighting the stocks within it.
  • The Fund’s investment portfolio will be rebalanced quarterly to reconcile all position sizes within each region back to equal-weighted holdings.
  • The Fund may be suitable for long-term focused investors who are willing to accept higher risk in exchange for long-term growth potential.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks to outperform the S&P Global 100.

Management 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.

Voya Investment Management Co. LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

Voya Investment Management Co. LLC (“Voya IM” or “Sub-Adviser”), a Delaware limited liability company, was founded in 1972 and is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. Voya IM is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Voya Financial, Inc. and is an affiliate of the Adviser. Voya IM has acted as adviser or sub-adviser to mutual funds since 1994 and has managed institutional accounts since 1972. The principal office of Voya IM is located at 230 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10169. As of December 31, 2016, Voya IM managed approximately $86.4 billion in assets.
Vincent Costa

Vincent Costa, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2016

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Vincent Costa is head of the value and global quantitative equities teams and also serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative and fundamental large cap value strategies. Vinnie joined Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) in April 2006 as head of portfolio management for quantitative equity. Prior to joining Voya IM, he managed quantitative equity investments at both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company. He earned a BS in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Steven Wetter

Steven Wetter

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2016

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Steven Wetter is a portfolio manager on the global quantitative equity team at Voya Investment Management responsible for the index, research enhanced index and smart beta strategies. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Co-Head of International Indexing responsible for managing ETFs, index funds and quantitative portfolios at BNY Mellon, and formerly held similar positions at Northern Trust and Bankers Trust. Steve earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA in finance (with distinction) from New York University Stern School of Business.
Kai Yee Wong

Kai Yee Wong

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2016

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Kai Yee Wong is a portfolio manager on the global quantitative equity team at Voya Investment Management responsible for the index, research enhanced index and smart beta strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a senior equity portfolio manager at Northern Trust responsible for managing various global indices including developed, emerging, real estate, Topix and socially responsible benchmarks. Previously Kai Yee served as a portfolio manager with Deutsche Bank, an assistant treasurer at Bankers Trust and a trust officer at the Bank of Tokyo. She earned a BS from New York University Stern School of Business.

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Average Annual Total Returns %

As of November 30, 2018

As of September 30, 2018

Most Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter EndMost Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter End
Most Recent Month EndYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRInceptionExpense Ratios
Net Asset Value-2.58-1.38+10.263.56%0.91%
With Sales Charge-8.17-7.05+7.02
Net Asset Value+1.33+6.85+13.693.56%0.91%
With Sales Charge-4.48+0.70+10.05
S&P Global 100 Index+1.72+3.00+14.02
S&P Global 100 Index+7.49+14.21+18.95

Inception Date - Class A:December 6, 2016

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.

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 12/06/2016 through 11/30/2018

Ending Value: $12,141.00

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.


Portfolio Statistics

As of November 30, 2018

Net Assets millions
Net Assets:

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.


Top Holdings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

American Tower Corp.1.93
McDonalds Corp.1.92
Procter & Gamble Co.1.92
Merck & Co., Inc.1.91
Coca-Cola Co.1.86
PepsiCo, Inc.1.85
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.1.83
Intel Corp.1.82
Philip Morris International, Inc.1.82
Aon PLC1.80

Portfolio Composition

as of November 30, 2018

Short Terms0.20

Sector Weightings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

Consumer Staples15.53
Health Care12.78
Consumer Discretionary11.07
Information Technology10.44
Communication Services6.56
Real Estate1.93
Not Classified - Mutual Fund0.67

Top Country Weightings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

United States66.33
United Kingdom7.37
South Korea0.54

Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.



Payment Frequency: Annually


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.

Payable Date
Payable Date:

Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.

Record Date
Record Date:

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.

Short-Term Capital Gain12/14/201812/17/201812/13/2018$0.046400
Long-Term Capital Gain12/14/201812/17/201812/13/2018$0.273700
Income Dividend12/14/201812/17/201812/13/2018$0.273900
Income Dividend12/15/201712/18/201712/14/2017$0.215600
Short-Term Capital Gain12/15/201712/18/201712/14/2017$0.223900
Totals: $1.033500


Morningstar™ Ratings

As of November 30, 2018

No Morningstar™ ratings are currently available for this share class.


Principal Risks

Investment Risks: You could lose money on an investment in the Fund. Any of the following risks, among others, could affect Fund performance or cause the Fund to lose money or to underperform: Company: The price of a company’s stock could decline or underperform. Convertible Securities are subject to the usual risks associated with debt instruments, such as interest rate and credit risk in addition to market risk. Credit: The price of a bond or other debt instrument is likely to fall if the issuer’s actual or perceived financial health deteriorates. The Fund may use Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Foreign Investing poses special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. As Interest Rates rise, bond prices fall, reducing the value of the Fund's share price. Because the Fund may invest in Other Investment Companies, you may pay a proportionate share of the expenses of that other investment company, in addition to the expenses of the Fund. A manager’s proprietary investment model may not adequately allow for existing or unforeseen market factors or the interplay between such factors.  Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: CurrencyLiquidity, Market, Market Capitalization, and Securities Lending. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.