Voya Multi-Manager International Small Cap Fund
A disciplined approach to discovering long-term growth opportunities among small cap companies outside of the U.S.
About this Product
- Invests primarily in securities of small market capitalization companies located outside the U.S., including emerging markets
- Acadian Asset Management LLC and Victory Capital Management Inc. provide the day-to-day management of the Fund. The sub-advisors act independently of each other and use their own complementary methodology for selecting investments.
The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital appreciation.
Average Annual Total Returns %
As of January 31, 2021
As of December 31, 2020
|Most Recent Month End||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||Expense Ratios|
|Net Asset Value||-0.06||+19.20||+1.89||+9.98||+6.70||1.70%||1.53%|
|With Sales Charge||-5.81||+12.35||-0.10||+8.69||+6.07|
|Net Asset Value||+15.37||+15.37||+3.77||+8.40||+6.79||1.70%||1.53%|
|With Sales Charge||+8.74||+8.74||+1.74||+7.12||+6.16|
|S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index||-0.29||+17.65||+3.39||+11.43||+7.50||—||—|
|S&P Developed Ex-U.S. SmallCap Index||+14.27||+14.27||+5.14||+9.81||+7.64||—||—|
Inception Date - Class A:August 31, 1994
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 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 2021-03-01. Expenses are being waived to the contractual cap.
The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. Small Cap Index is an unmanaged float adjusted index which captures the bottom 15% of companies in the developed markets based on the cumulative market capitalization of each country, excluding the United States, within the S&P Global Broad Market Index, which covers all publicly listed equities in 47 countries with a float adjusted market capitalization of US $100 million or greater and a minimum annual trading liquidity of US $50 million. 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
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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: $19,121.00
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 Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Acadian Asset Management, LLC
Brendan O Bradley, PhD
John W Evers, CFA
Head of Manager Research and Selection
Years of Experience: 33
Years with Voya: 9
Daniel B LeVan, CFA
Paul Zemsky, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions
Years of Experience: 37
Years with Voya: 16
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. In exchange for higher growth potential, investing in stocks of Smaller Companies may entail greater price volatility and less liquidity than investing in stocks of larger companies. 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. 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. Prices of Value-Oriented Securities tend to correlate more closely with economic cycles than growth-oriented securities, they generally are more sensitive to changing economic conditions. 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.
On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order providing registered funds with temporary flexibility with respect to borrowing. In connection with this order, on March 30, 2020, the Fund’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) approved a policy permitting the Fund to deviate from its fundamental policy with respect to borrowing (as set forth in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information under the section titled “Fundamental and Non‐Fundamental Investment Restrictions”) for the period from March 30, 2020 until June 30, 2020 (unless extended by the Board upon any extension of the order by the SEC).
During this time, the Fund may borrow money in an amount of up to 33 1/3% of the Fund’s total assets to meet short‐term needs, such as in connection with redemptions. The Fund incurs interest and other expenses when it borrows money. Borrowing creates leverage, which may increase expenses and increase the impact of the Fund’s other risks. The use of leverage may exaggerate any increase or decrease in the Fund’s net asset value causing the Fund to be more volatile than a fund that does not borrow.