Voya Russia Fund - Class A

Effective February 28, 2019, the Fund changed its benchmark from the Russia Trading System Index to MSCI Russia 10-40 Index GR.

Class A: LETRX
Class I: IIRFX
Class W: IWRFX
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Voya Russia Fund

Tap into the growth and income potential of the Russian equity market.

About this Product

  • Normally invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of Russian companies
  • Not constrained by investment style or market capitalization
  • Seeks companies undervalued by the market because their pace of development or earnings growth have been underestimated

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities of Russian companies.

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Average Annual Total Returns %

As of September 30, 2019

As of September 30, 2019

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+31.30+19.59+16.35+8.42+4.102.15%2.00%
With Sales Charge+23.77+12.71+14.07+7.14+3.49
Net Asset Value+31.30+19.59+16.35+8.42+4.102.15%2.00%
With Sales Charge+23.77+12.71+14.07+7.14+3.49
MSCI Russia 10-40 Index GR+26.59+16.20+14.96+8.49+4.50
Russia Trading System Index+32.40+19.84+16.47+8.83+4.61
MSCI Russia 10-40 Index GR+26.59+16.20+14.96+8.49+4.50
Russia Trading System Index+32.40+19.84+16.47+8.83+4.61

Inception Date - Class A:July 3, 1996

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 Statistics

As of September 30, 2019

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.

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 10/31/2009 through 09/30/2019

Ending Value: $14,942.00

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.

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.

Renat Nadyukov

Renat Nadyukov, Portfolio Manager with the Emerging Markets Equity Team, joined NNIP Advisors in 2007.


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 Value-Oriented Securities tend to correlate more closely with economic cycles than growth-oriented securities, they generally are more sensitive to changing economic conditions. 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. High-yield, lower grade debt securities and junk bonds are highly speculative and more volatile than with higher-grade Debt Securities. There is risk due to the extremely volatile and often illiquid nature of the Russian Securities Markets, and price volatility due to non-diversification of investments and geographic concentration. There is the Non-Diversification Risk that the Fund may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. The Fund Concentrates in a single region of the world, the Fund's performance may be more volatile and may be affected unfavorably by political developments, social instability, changes in government polices and other political and economic developments. Russian securities markets are substantially smaller, less liquid and more volatile than securities markets in the U.S. There may be a Lack of Reliable Financial Information and there is less transparency with Russian investments. Potential for Expropriation, Dilution, Devaluation, Default or Excessive Taxation by the Russian government. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Convertible and Debt Securities Risks; Market Trends Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Other Investment Companies' Risks; Political Risks; Settlement and Custody 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.