Voya Multi-Manager International Equity Fund - Class I

Class I: IIGIX
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Voya Multi-Manager International Equity Fund

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

About this Product

  • The Fund normally invests at least 65% of its total assets in common stocks and convertible securities of companies organized under the laws of, or with principal offices located in, a number of different countries outside of the United States, including companies in countries in emerging markets
  • The Fund does not focus its investments in a particular industry or country. The Fund may invest in companies of any market capitalization. The Fund may also invest in foreign issuers through depositary receipts or similar investment vehicles and may hold cash in U.S. dollars or foreign currencies
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited, Polaris Capital Management, LLC, and Wellington Management Company, LLP provide day-to-day management of the Fund. The Sub-Advisers act independently of each other and use their own methodologies for selecting investments.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital.

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Average Annual Total Returns %

As of March 31, 2021

As of March 31, 2021

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+3.18+60.43+7.64+9.38+5.990.92%0.92%
With Sales Charge+3.18+60.43+7.64+9.38+5.99
Net Asset Value+3.18+60.43+7.64+9.38+5.990.92%0.92%
With Sales Charge+3.18+60.43+7.64+9.38+5.99
MSCI EAFE Index+3.48+44.57+6.02+8.85+5.52
MSCI EAFE Index+3.48+44.57+6.02+8.85+5.52

Inception Date - Class I:January 6, 2011

Current Maximum Sales Charge: 0.00%

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 March 31, 2021

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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.

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 05/31/2011 through 04/30/2021

Ending Value: $17,311.00

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, 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.

Wellington Management Company, LLP

Investment Sub-Adviser

Wellington Management Company LLP (“Wellington Management” or “Sub-Adviser”) is a Delaware limited liability partnership. Wellington Management is a professional investment counseling firm which provides investment services to investment companies, employee benefit plans, endowments, foundations, and other institutions. Wellington Management and its predecessor organizations have provided investment advisory services for over 80 years. Wellington Management is owned by the partners of Wellington Management Group LLP, a Massachusetts limited liability partnership. The principal address of Wellington Management is 280 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210. As of December 31, 2015, Wellington Management had investment management authority with respect to approximately $926 billion in assets.

Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited

Investment Sub-Adviser

Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited (“BG Overseas” or “Sub-Adviser”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baillie Gifford & Co., a Scottish investment company. Founded in 1908, Baillie Gifford & Co. manages money primarily for institutional clients. It is one of the largest independently owned investment management firms in the United Kingdom which, as of December 31, 2015 had approximately $181.3 billion in assets under management. The principal address of BG Overseas is Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN, Scotland. As of December 31, 2015, BG Overseas had assets under management of over $114.6 billion.

Lazard Asset Management LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

Lazard Asset Management LLC (“Lazard” or “Sub-Adviser”) is a Delaware limited liability company. It is a subsidiary of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC (“LF&Co.”), a New York limited liability company with one member, Lazard Group LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. Interests of Lazard Group LLC are held by Lazard Ltd., which is a Bermuda corporation with shares that are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LAZ.” These interests are held by public stockholders as well as by current and former Managing Directors of Lazard Group LLC. Lazard’s principal address is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10112. As of December 31, 2015, assets under management were approximately $167.8 billion.

Polaris Capital Management, LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

Polaris uses proprietary investment technology combined with Graham & Dodd style fundamental research to seek to identify potential investments that Polaris believes have significantly undervalued streams of sustainable cash flow. The firm uses traditional valuation measures, including price/book ratios and price/sustainable free cash flow ratios to screen its database of more than 40,000 companies worldwide. Polaris uses these measures to identify approximately 500 companies that Polaris believes have the greatest potential for undervalued streams of sustainable free cash flow. As a cross check to the database screen, a global valuation model is used that seeks to identify the most undervalued countries based on corporate earnings, yield, inflation, interest rates, and other variables. Allocations among investments are primarily determined by bottom-up security analysis while providing diversification in terms of country, industry and market capitalization. Polaris monitors portfolio companies as well as a “watch list” comprised of companies which may be purchased if the valuation of an existing portfolio company falls below established limits.

Michael A Bennett

Michael A. Bennett, managing director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst with Lazard Asset Management LLC (New York), is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on various international and global equity teams. He joined Lazard in 1992. Currently, Mr. Bennett also coordinates the activities of Lazard Asset Management's Investment Council.

Sumanta Biswas

Sumanta Biswas, CFA, Portfolio Manager, and Vice President of Polaris joined Polaris in 2002 as an analyst.
Halvard Kvaale

Halvard Kvaale

Head of Manager Research and Selection

Years of Experience: 33

Years with Voya: 9

Halvard Kvaale is a portfolio manager, member of the Investment Committee, and head of manager research and selection for Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. He is responsible for manager selection and oversight of Voya mutual funds and manager selection and portfolio construction for MASS multi-asset portfolios. Prior to joining Voya, Halvard was managing director and head of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Consulting Group’s portfolio advisory services group, where he was responsible for the management of the firm’s discretionary programs, overseeing more than $26 billion in client assets. Upon joining Morgan Stanley, he served as the head of global advisor research in the consulting services group overseeing the research and due diligence of third party investment managers globally. Previously, he served as the head of global manager research and fee-based advisory solutions at Deutsche Bank, and at Prudential Investments he managed the third party consulting programs, ran the investment management analysis unit and the senior consulting group. Halvard earned an MS in investing summa cum laude from San Francisco State University and a Master of General Business from the Norwegian School of Management. Halvard held a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) certification from the Wharton School of Business from 1993 to 2020.

Kevin Matthews

Kevin Matthews, managing director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the International Equity and International Equity Select teams, joined Lazard in 2001.

Michael Powers

Michael Powers, managing director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst with Lazard Asset Management LLC (New York), is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on various global and international equity teams. He joined Lazard in 1990.

John R Reinsberg

John R. Reinsberg, Deputy Chairman of International and Global Strategies with Lazard Asset Management LLC (New York) and is responsible for oversight of the firm’s international and global strategies as well as being a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on various global equity and international equity teams. He joined Lazard in 1992.

Moritz Sitte

Moritz Sitte, CFA, Portfolio Manager, joined BG Overseas in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the European Equity Team. Mr. Sitte joined the International Focus Portfolio Construction Group in 2014.

Tara C Stilwell, CFA

Tara Connolly Stilwell, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Equity Portfolio Manager of Wellington Management is involved in portfolio management and securities analysis. Ms. Stilwell joined Wellington Management as an investment professional in 2008.

Bin Xiao

Bin Xiao, CFA, and Portfolio Manager, joined Polaris in 2006 as an analyst.
Paul Zemsky

Paul Zemsky, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions

Years of Experience: 37

Years with Voya: 16

Paul Zemsky is the chief investment officer and founder of the Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions Team (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. He is responsible for the firm’s suite of value-added, customized and off-the-shelf products and solutions that are supported by the team’s asset allocation, manager research, quantitative research, portfolio implementation and multi-manager capabilities. Prior to joining the firm, he co-founded CaliberOne Private Funds Management, a macro hedge fund. Paul began his career at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he held a number of key positions, including head of investments for over $300 Billion of Fixed Income assets. Paul is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and a board member of Pomona Capital. He holds a dual degree in finance and electrical engineering from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Gerard Callahan

Gerard Callahan, Portfolio Manager, is head of the UK equity team and is a partner of Baillie Gifford & Co. where he has worked since 1991. Mr. Callahan is an Investment Manager and has been a member of the Portfolio Construction Group since 2007 and Chairman since 2010.

Iain Campbell

Iain Campbell is a Portfolio Manager on the Japanese team. Before joining BG Overseas in 2004, he worked for Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2002 in the investment banking division.

Nicolas M Choumenkovitch

Nicolas M. Choumenkovitch, Senior Managing Director and Equity Portfolio Manager. Mr. Choumenkovitch joined Wellington Management as an investment professional in 1995.

Jason Crawshaw

Sophie Earnshaw

Sophie Earnshaw, CFA, Portfolio Manager, joined BG Overseas in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. Ms. Earnshaw joined the International Focus Portfolio Construction Group in 2014.

Joe Faraday, CFA

Joe Faraday, CFA, Portfolio Manager, joined BG Overseas in 2002. Mr. Faraday has worked as an investment manager on the European, North American, Developed Asia, and Emerging Markets Equity teams. He has been a member of the Portfolio Construction Group since 2007.

Michael G Fry

Michael G. Fry, managing director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst with Lazard Asset Management Limited (London), is also a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on various global and international equity teams. He joined Lazard in 2005.

Bernard R. Horn

Bernard R. Horn, Jr., Portfolio Manager, is the Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Polaris. Mr. Horn founded Polaris in 1995.


Principal 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 market averages of other funds.


The price of a given company’s stock could decline or underperform for many reasons including, among others, poor management, financial problems, or business challenges. If a company declares bankruptcy or becomes insolvent, its stock could become worthless.

Convertible Securities

Convertible securities are securities that are convertible into or exercisable for common stocks at a stated price or rate. Convertible securities are subject to the usual risks associated with debt securities, such as interest rate and credit risk. In addition, because convertible securities react to changes in the value of the stocks into which they convert, they are subject to market risk.


To the extent that the Fund invests directly in foreign currencies or in securities denominated in, or that trade in, foreign (non-U.S.) currencies, it is subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency being hedged.

Deritive Instruments

Derivative instruments are subject to a number of risks, including the risk of changes in the market price of the underlying securities, credit risk with respect to the counterparty, risk of loss due to changes in interest rates and liquidity risk. The use of certain derivatives may also have a leveraging effect which may increase the volatility of the Fund and reduce its returns.

Foreign Investments/Developing and Emerging Markets

Investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Fund experiencing more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies, due to smaller markets, differing reporting, accounting and auditing standards, and nationalization, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, foreign currency fluctuations, currency blockage, or political changes or diplomatic developments. Foreign investment risks typically are greater in developing and emerging markets than in developed markets.

Growth Investing

Prices of growth stocks typically reflect high expectations for future company growth, and may fall quickly and significantly if investors suspect that actual growth may be less than expected. Growth companies typically lack any dividends that might cushion price declines. Growth stocks tend to be more volatile than value stocks, and may underperform the market as a whole over any given time period.

Investment Model

The manager’s proprietary model may not adequately allow for existing or unforeseen market factors or the interplay between such factors.


If a security is illiquid, the Fund might be unable to sell the security at a time when the Fund’s manager might wish to sell, and the security could have the effect of decreasing the overall level of the Fund’s liquidity. Further, the lack of an established secondary market may make it more difficult to value illiquid securities, which could vary from the amount the Fund could realize upon disposition. The Fund may make investments that become less liquid in response to market developments or adverse investor perception. The Fund could lose money if it cannot sell a security at the time and price that would be most beneficial to the Fund.


Stock prices may be volatile and are affected by the real or perceived impacts of such factors as economic conditions and political events. The stock market tends to be cyclical, with periods when stock prices generally rise and periods when stock prices generally decline. Any given stock market segment may remain out of favor with investors for a short or long period of time, and stocks as an asset class may underperform bonds or other asset classes during some periods.

Market Capitalization

Stocks fall into three broad market capitalization categories - large, mid, and small. Investing primarily in one category carries the risk that, due to current market conditions, that category may be out of favor with investors. If valuations of large-capitalization companies appear to be greatly out of proportion to the valuations of mid- or small-capitalization companies, investors may migrate to the stocks of mid- and small-sized companies causing the Fund that invests in these companies to increase in value more rapidly than a fund that invests in larger, fully-valued companies. Investing in mid- and small-capitalization companies may be subject to special risks associated with narrower product lines, more limited financial resources, smaller management groups, and a more limited trading market for their stocks as compared with larger companies. As a result, stocks of mid- and small-capitalization companies may decline significantly in market downturns.

Other Investment Companies

The main risk of investing in other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds, is the risk that the value of the securities underlying an investment company might decrease. Because the Fund may invest in other investment companies, you will pay a proportionate share of the expenses of that other investment company (including management fees, administration fees, and custodial fees) in addition to the expenses of the Fund.

Securities Lending

Securities lending involves two primary risks: “investment risk” and “borrower default risk.” Investment risk is the risk that the Portfolio will lose money from the investment of the cash collateral received from the borrower. Borrower default risk is the risk that the Portfolio will lose money due to the failure of a borrower to return a borrowed security in a timely manner.

An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.