Voya Global Equity Dividend Fund - Class A

Class A: IAGEX
Class C: ICGEX
Class I: IGEIX
Class O: IDGEX
Class W: IGEWX
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Voya Global Equity Dividend Fund

A global approach to seeking enhanced dividend yield.

Daily Prices

as of December 14, 2018

Net Asset Value (NAV)$12.66
% Change-5.87
$ Change-0.79
YTD Return-9.64%

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolIAGEX
Inception DateSeptember 17, 2003
Dividends PaidQuarterly
Min. Initial Investment$1,000.00

About this Product

  • Primarily invests in securities of dividend-paying companies
  • Uses a quantitative screening process in security selection incorporating yield, capitalization, liquidity and fundamentals
  • Seeks to construct a portfolio with a dividend yield that exceeds that of the companies included in the MSCI World Index
  • Quantitative screening process which utilizes the following criteria when selecting companies: an above average dividend yield and the stability and growth of the dividend yield; market capitalization above $1 billion; growth of the dividend over several years; and annual earnings growth over several years

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks growth of capital with dividend income as a secondary consideration.

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.

NNIP Advisors B.V.

Investment Sub-Adviser

NNIP Advisors B.V. (“NNIP Advisors” or “Sub-Adviser”) is a Netherlands corporation organized in 1896 and became an investment advisory company in 1991. NNIP Advisors is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. NNIP Advisors is a company organized to manage investments and provide investment advice to entities in Canada and United States. The principal address of NNIP Advisors is Schenkkade 65, 2595 AS, The Hague, The Netherlands. As of December 31, 2015, NNIP Advisors had approximately $6.7 billion in assets under management. NNIP Advisors operates under the collective management of NN Investment Partners which, as of December 31, 2015, had approximately $204.2 billion in assets under management.

Bruno Springael

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2011

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Bruno Springael, Senior Portfolio Manager and co-manager of the Global High Dividend strategy, joined Banque Bruxelles Lambert Asset Management in 1987 (NN Investment Partners).

Pieter Schop

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2018

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Pieter Schop, Portfolio Manager, is senior investment manager for Global High Dividend at NNIP Advisors. Pieter joined NNIP Advisors in 1996, holding several positions within the NNIP equity team responsible for a wide range of sectors and countries. In his most recent role, Pieter was a senior portfolio manager for Optimized Portfolio Strategies and lead portfolio manager for euro equities at NNIP Advisors from 2015 to 2018. Prior to joining NNIP Advisors, Pieter was a consultant at Mercer Ten Pas, assessing key institutional investors.

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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 YRExpense Ratios
Net Asset Value-4.99-4.34+5.69+3.58+8.091.50%1.26%
With Sales Charge-10.47-9.82+3.62+2.36+7.46
Net Asset Value+0.22+3.45+9.66+5.69+5.591.50%1.26%
With Sales Charge-5.56-2.47+7.51+4.45+4.97
MSCI World Index-1.20+0.14+8.50+6.67+10.89
MSCI World Index+5.43+11.24+13.54+9.28+8.56

Inception Date - Class A:September 17, 2003

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.


As of November 30, 2018

SEC 30-Day Yield (Unsubsidized)
SEC 30-Day Yield (Unsubsidized):

A standardized yield calculation created by the SEC, it reflects the income earned during a 30-day period, after the deduction of the fund's gross expenses. Negative 30-Day SEC Yield results when accrued expenses of the past 30 days exceed the income collected during the past 30 days.

SEC 30-Day Yield (Subsidized)
SEC 30-Day Yield (Subsidized):

A standardized yield calculation created by the SEC, it reflects the income earned during a 30-day period, after the deduction of the fund's net expenses (net of any expense waivers or reimbursements).

Distribution Yield @ NAV
Distribution Yield @ NAV:

Current annualized distribution rate based upon NAV is the latest dividend shown as an annualized percentage of net asset value.

Distribution Yield @ MOP
Distribution Yield @ MOP:

Current annualized distribution rate, based upon maximum offering price which is adjusted for sales changes (MOP), where applicable, is the latest dividend shown as an annualized percentage of maximum offering price.


Returns Based Statistics

As of November 30, 2018

3 Year5 Year10 Year
Standard Deviation
Standard Deviation:

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.

Sharpe Ratio
Sharpe Ratio:

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.

Tracking Error
Tracking Error:

A measure of how closely the returns of a portfolio tend to follow the returns of the index to which it is benchmarked; specifically, the variability of excess returns around the average.
Information Ratio
Information Ratio:

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 12/31/2008 through 11/30/2018

Ending Value: $21,784.00

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.

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
Active Share:

Active Share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager's portfolio that differ from the benchmark index.

PEG Ratio1.73
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.


Top Holdings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

Microsoft Corp.2.95
Apple, Inc.2.90
Cisco Systems, Inc.2.57
Vodafone Group PLC2.15
Cie de Saint-Gobain2.03
Citigroup, Inc.2.00
Walmart, Inc.1.96
Roche Holding AG1.75
Merck & Co., Inc.1.74
Oracle Corp.1.73

Portfolio Composition

as of November 30, 2018

Short Terms3.74

Top Sectors

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

Information Technology16.41
Health Care14.76
Consumer Discretionary10.28
Consumer Staples10.14
Communication Services7.78

Top Country Weightings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

United States51.09
United Kingdom7.76

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.

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.

Long-Term Capital Gain12/14/201812/17/201812/13/2018$0.569600
Income Dividend10/01/201810/02/201809/28/2018$0.057600
Income Dividend07/02/201807/03/201806/29/2018$0.115900
Income Dividend04/02/201804/03/201803/29/2018$0.048600
Income Dividend12/29/201701/02/201812/28/2017$0.040700
Totals: $0.832400


Morningstar™ Ratings

As of November 30, 2018

Overall3 Year5 Year10 Year
735 Funds735 Funds614 Funds362 Funds

Category: Fund World Large Stock


Principal Risks

All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. Foreign Investing does pose special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. Emerging Market stocks may be especially volatile. Stock of an issuer in the Fund's portfolio may decline in price if the issuer fails to make anticipated Dividend Payments because, among other reasons, the issuer of the security experiences a decline in its financial condition. Securities of Small- and Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater price volatility and less liquidity than investing in stocks of larger companies. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Convertible Securities Risks; Market Trends Risks; Other Investment Companies' Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; and Securities Lending Risks. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.