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Voya Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class A

Class A: IEMHX
Class C: IEMJX
Class I: IEMGX
Class R: IEMKX
Class W: IEMLX
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Voya Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity Fund

A global approach to discovering long-term growth across asset classes.

About this Product

  • The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of issuers in emerging markets
  • Invests primarily in equity securities, but may also invest in REITs and non-investment grade bonds (high yield or “junk bonds”)
  • The Fund typically maintains full currency exposure to those markets in which it invests; however, it may hedge a portion of its foreign currency exposure into the U.S. dollar

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

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Performance

Average Annual Total Returns %

As of May 31, 2022

As of March 31, 2022

Most Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter EndMost Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter End
Most Recent Month EndYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRExpense Ratios
GrossNet
Net Asset Value-17.76-25.64+2.49+1.84+2.851.64%1.50%
With Sales Charge-22.50-29.93+0.49+0.65+2.24
Net Asset Value-13.25-18.48+2.63+4.28+1.891.64%1.50%
With Sales Charge-18.25-23.16+0.61+3.05+1.29
MSCI Emerging Markets Index-11.76-19.83+5.00+3.80+4.17
MSCI Emerging Markets Index-6.97-11.37+4.94+5.98+3.36

Inception Date - Class A:October 11, 2011

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.

Returns-Based Characteristics

As of May 31, 2022

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.

19.6218.2616.72
Beta
Beta:

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.

1.061.061.04
R2
R2:

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.

0.940.950.95
Alpha
Alpha:

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.

-2.42-1.86-1.29
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.

0.190.130.22
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.

-0.52-0.45-0.34

Growth of a $10,000 Investment

For the period 07/31/2012 through 06/30/2022

Ending Value: $11,771.00

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.

Investment Team

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Portfolio Management Team

Voya Investments, LLC

Investment Adviser

Voya Investments, an Arizona limited liability company, serves as the investment adviser to the Fund. Voya Investments has overall responsibility for the management of the Fund. Voya Investments oversees all investment advisory and portfolio management services and assists in managing and supervising all aspects of the general day-to-day business activities and operations of the Fund, including custodial, transfer agency, dividend disbursing, accounting, auditing, compliance and related services. Voya Investments is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. Voya Investments' principal office is located at 7337 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258.

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.

Delaware Investments Fund Advisers

Delaware Investments Fund Advisers (“DIFA” or “Sub-Adviser”) is a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust (“MIMBT”), which is a subsidiary of Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. (“MMHI”). Macquarie Group Limited, an Australian publicly held company (ASX: MQG), indirectly holds, through its subsidiaries, all of the voting equity of MMHI. MIMBT is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser and its predecessors have advised publicly offered mutual funds since 1938. The principal address of DIFA is 610 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

Van Eck Associates Corporation

Van Eck Associates Corporation (“VanEck” or “Sub-Adviser”) has been an investment adviser since 1955 and also acts as adviser or sub-adviser to other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, other pooled investment vehicles and separate accounts. Jan F. van Eck and members of his family own 100% of the voting stock of VanEck. The principal address of VanEck is 666 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10017-4033.
Steven Wetter

Steven Wetter

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 34

Years with Voya: 10

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 Voya, Steve was co-head of international indexing at BNY Mellon responsible for managing ETFs, index funds and quantitative portfolios. Prior to that, he held similar positions at Northern Trust and Bankers Trust. Steve earned an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Kai Yee Wong

Kai Yee Wong

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 30

Years with Voya: 10

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. Prior to that, Kai Yee was a portfolio manager with Deutsche Bank. Previously, she held roles with Bankers Trust and Bank of Tokyo. Kai Yee earned a BS from New York University Stern School of Business.
Paul Zemsky

Paul Zemsky, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions

Years of Experience: 38

Years with Voya: 17

Paul Zemsky is chief investment officer and founder of the Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions Team (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. He is responsible for Voya’s suite of value-added, customized and off-the-shelf products and solutions supported by the team’s asset allocation, manager research, quantitative research, portfolio implementation and multi-manager capabilities. Prior to joining Voya, Paul co-founded CaliberOne Private Funds Management, a macro hedge fund. He began his career at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he held several key positions, including head of investments for over $300 billion of fixed income assets. Paul is a member of Voya’s management committee and a board member of Pomona Capital. He earned dual BS degrees in economics and electrical engineering from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA® Charterholder.

Liu-Er Chen, CFA

Liu-Er Chen, CFA, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer-Emerging Markets and Healthcare, heads DIFA’s global emerging markets team. Prior to joining DIFA in September 2006, he spent nearly 11 years at Evergreen Investment Management Company.

David A Semple

David A. Semple, Portfolio Manager, has been with Van Eck since 1998 and is currently the portfolio manager of various funds advised by Van Eck. Mr. Semple is responsible for asset allocation and stock selection in global emerging markets.

Angus Shillington

Angus Shillington, Assistant Portfolio Manager, joined Van Eck in 2009 and currently serves on the investment team for various funds advised by Van Eck. Prior to joining Van Eck, Mr. Shillington was the Head of International Equity at ABN Amro from 2006 to 2008 and Managing Director at BNP Paribas from 2001 to 2006.

Disclosures

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. Prices of Growth Stocks may be more volatile than value stocks due to their relatively high valuations, and growth investing may fall out of favor with investors. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Convertible Securities Risks; Market Trends Risks; Other Investment Companies' Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Debt Securities Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; Portfolio Turnover 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.

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