Voya High Yield Bond Fund
High Income and Total Return Potential From a Consistent Investment Process and an Experienced Team
We seek to deliver consistent outperformance through active management emphasizing credit selection and prudent diversification.
The Voya High Yield Bond Fund Offers
Experienced and skilled team
Focused on downside protection
Balance of risk and return
|Inception Date||December 15, 1998|
|Min. Initial Investment||$1,000.00|
About this Product
- Pure high yield fund that does not invest in equities or bank loans; ideal for asset allocation
- Highly experienced dedicated high yield team, leveraging the broad Voya fixed income platform
- Portfolio construction process seeks multiple sources of alpha in a prudent risk/return framework
- Investment process seeks consistent outperformance and strong risk-adjusted returns
The Fund seeks to provide investors with a high level of current income and total return.
Average Annual Total Returns %
As of February 28, 2021
As of December 31, 2020
|Most Recent Month End||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||Expense Ratios|
|Net Asset Value||+0.19||+7.45||+5.53||+6.91||+5.88||1.10%||1.10%|
|With Sales Charge||-2.35||+4.78||+4.66||+6.37||+5.61|
|Net Asset Value||+5.51||+5.51||+5.28||+6.89||+6.22||1.10%||1.10%|
|With Sales Charge||+2.83||+2.83||+4.38||+6.36||+5.95|
|Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond 2% Issuer Constrained Composite Index||+0.70||+9.31||+6.55||+8.95||+6.49||—||—|
|Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond 2% Issuer Constrained Composite Index||+7.05||+7.05||+6.21||+8.57||+6.79||—||—|
Inception Date - Class A:December 15, 1998
Current Maximum Sales Charge: 2.50%
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.
Returns for the other share classes will vary due to different charges and expenses. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes.
Total investment return at net asset value has been calculated assuming a purchase at net asset value at the beginning of the period and a sale at net asset value at the end of the period; and assumes reinvestment of dividends, capital gain distributions and return of capital distributions/allocations, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the dividend reinvestment plan. Net asset value equals total Fund assets net of Fund expenses such as operating costs and management fees. Total investment return at net asset value is not annualized for periods less than one year.
The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit expenses of the Fund. This expense limitation agreement excludes interest, taxes, investment-related costs, leverage expenses, and extraordinary expenses and may be subject to possible recoupment. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more information. The expense limits will continue through at least 2021-08-01. The Fund is operating under the contractual expense limits.
The Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield - 2% Issuer Capped Index is an unmanaged index comprised of fixed rate, non-investment grade debt securities that are dollar denominated and non-convertible. The index limits the maximum exposure to any one issuer to 2%. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
As of January 31, 2021
|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.
As of February 28, 2021
|3 Year||5 Year||10 Year|
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.
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.
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 02/28/2011 through 01/31/2021
Ending Value: $17,852.00
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.
As of February 28, 2021
|Net Assets millions|
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.
as of January 31, 2021
|OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATI||1.52|
|BAUSCH HEALTH COMPANIES INC||1.38|
|KRAFT HEINZ FOODS CO||1.23|
|FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC||1.11|
|TENET HLTHCR CORP||0.97|
|HCA-THE HEALTHCARE CO||0.96|
|CSC HOLDINGS LLC||0.86|
|CHS/COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS I||0.85|
% of Total Investments as of February 28, 2021
AAA is the highest grade (best) to D which is the lowest (worst) is calculated based on S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch agency ratings. If the ratings from all 3 rating agencies are available, securities will be assigned the Median rating. If the ratings are available from only two of the agencies, the more conservative of the ratings will be assigned to the security. If the rating is available from only one agency, then that rating will be used. Any security that is not rated is placed in the NR (Not Rated) category. Ratings do not apply to the Fund itself or to the Fund shares. Ratings are subject to change.
% of Total Investments as of January 31, 2021
|Media and Entertainment||6.27|
|Cable and Satellite||5.85|
|Food and Beverage||3.98|
% of Total Investments as of February 28, 2021
Maturity allocations are based on securities’ Average Life, which incorporates pre-payment assumptions and can thus be much different than a bond’s maturity date, particularly in the case of mortgage-backed securities.
Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.
Payment Frequency: Monthly
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.
Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.
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.
Income Dividend: Payout to shareholders of interest, dividends, or other income received by the Fund, net of operating expenses. By law, all such income must be distributed to shareholders, who may choose to take the money in cash or reinvest it in more shares of the Fund.
Short-Term Capital Gain: The profit realized from the sale of securities held for less than one year.
Long-Term Capital Gain: Gain on the sale of a security where the holding period was 12 months or more and the profit was subject to the long-term capital gains tax.
Portfolio Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC
Randy Parrish, CFA
Head of Credit
Years of Experience: 31
Years with Voya: 20
Rick C Cumberledge, CFA
Head of High Yield
Years of Experience: 28
Years with Voya: 14
All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. High-Yield Securities, or “junk bonds”, are rated lower than investment-grade bonds because there is a greater possibility that the issuer may be unable to make interest and principal payments on those securities. 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 does pose special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified in Emerging Markets. As Interest Rates rise, bond prices may fall, reducing the value of the Fund's share price. Debt Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Credit 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.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or ensure against market loss.