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Voya Short Term Bond Fund - Class A

Class A: IASBX
Class C: ICSBX
Class I: IISBX
Class R: VSTRX
Class R6: IGZAX
Class W: IWSBX
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Voya Short Term Bond Fund

Short Term Bonds May Help Protect Investors in a Rising Rate Environment

A broadly diversified, actively managed short-term bond fund that seeks to maximize total return, generate income and reduce an investor’s overall duration exposure

Daily Prices

as of June 24, 2024

Net Asset Value (NAV)$9.27
% Change0.00
$ Change0.00
YTD Return1.55%

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolIASBX
CUSIP92913L502
Inception DateDecember 19, 2012
Dividends PaidMonthly
Min. Initial Investment$1,000.00

About this Product

  • Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowing for investment purposes) in a diversified portfolio of bonds or derivative instruments having economic characteristics similar to bonds
  • The average dollar-weighted maturity of the Fund will not exceed 3 years
  • The Fund invests in non-government issued debt securities, issued by companies of all sizes, rated investment grade, but may also invest up to 20% of its total assets in high yield securities rated B or better 
  • The Sub-Adviser employs a dynamic investment process that balances top-down macro-economic considerations and fundamental bottom-up analysis during the steps of its investment process - sector allocation, security selection, duration and yield curve management

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks maximum total return.

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns %

As of May 31, 2024

As of March 31, 2024

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+0.81+4.06-0.02+1.15+1.230.64%0.64%
With Sales Charge-1.72+1.43-0.88+0.64+0.98
Net Asset Value+0.52+3.89+0.04+1.26+1.250.64%0.64%
With Sales Charge-2.00+1.27-0.81+0.75+0.99
Bloomberg U.S. 1-3 Year Government/Credit Bond Index+0.81+3.86+0.31+1.25+1.29
Bloomberg U.S. 1-3 Year Government/Credit Bond Index+0.42+3.49+0.25+1.36+1.29

Inception Date - Class A:December 19, 2012

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.

Yields

As of May 31, 2024

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.

4.36
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).

4.36
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.

4.33
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.

4.22

Returns-Based Characteristics

As of May 31, 2024

3 Year5 Year10 Year
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.

-0.11-0.02-0.04
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.

1.081.061.02
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.

-0.48-0.05-0.04
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.

0.920.450.47
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.

-1.30-0.38-0.16
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.

2.542.902.12

Distributions

Payment Frequency: Monthly

Ex-Date
Ex-Date:

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.

Payable Date
Payable Date:

Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.

Record Date
Record Date:

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.

Amount
Income Dividend05/31/2024$0.033976
Income Dividend04/30/2024$0.032190
Income Dividend03/28/2024$0.041750
Income Dividend02/29/2024$0.030885
Income Dividend01/31/2024$0.034627
Income Dividend12/29/2023$0.041120
Income Dividend11/30/2023$0.036870
Income Dividend10/31/2023$0.034069
Income Dividend09/29/2023$0.034208
Income Dividend08/31/2023$0.028636
Income Dividend07/31/2023$0.028334
Income Dividend06/30/2023$0.025680
Income Dividend05/31/2023$0.005319
Totals: $0.407664

Investment Team

Disclosures

Principal Risks

All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. You could lose money on your investment and any of the following risks, among others, could affect investment performance. The following principal risks are presented in alphabetical order which does not imply order of importance or likelihood: Bank Instruments; Collateralized Loan Obligations and Other Collateralized Obligations; Company; Covenant-Lite Loans; Credit; Credit Default Swaps; Currency; Derivative Instruments; Environmental, Social, and Governance (Fixed Income); Floating Rate Loans; Foreign (Non-U.S.) Investments; High-Yield Securities; Interest in Loans; Interest Rate; Investment Model; London Inter-Bank Offered Rate; Liquidity; Market; Market Capitalization; Market Disruption and Geopolitical; Mortgage- and/or Asset-Backed Securities; Municipal Obligations; Other Investment Companies; Preferred Stocks; Prepayment and Extension; Restricted Securities; Securities Lending; Sovereign Debt; U.S. Government Securities and Obligations. 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.

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