Voya Strategic Income Opportunities Fund - Class A

Class A: ISIAX
Class C: ISICX
Class I: IISIX
Class R: ISIRX
Class R6: VSIRX
Class W: ISIWX
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Voya Strategic Income Opportunities Fund

An Unconstrained Approach to Fixed Income Investing to Capitalize on Market Opportunities

A resilient and dynamic bond fund that seeks to achieve attractive total return over a full market cycle.

Daily Prices

as of December 14, 2018

Net Asset Value (NAV)$10.00
% Change-0.10
$ Change-0.01
YTD Return1.66%
Morningstar™ Overall RatingClass I as of 11/30/18Out of 278 FundsCategory: Fund Nontraditional Bond

The Voya Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Offers

A Flexible Fixed Income Solution

Adaptive Approach

Competitive Historical Returns

Dynamic Active Management Based on Market Conditions

Dynamic Active Management Based on Market Conditions

Source: Voya Investment Management
The chart shows the fund’s sector allocations and duration positioning over time. Duration is a measure of the sensitivity of the price (the value of principal) of a fixed-income investment to a change in interest rates and is expressed as a number of years. All indexes are unmanaged and an individual cannot invest directly in an index.

The Voya Difference

  • A Flexible Fixed Income Solution
    A nimble and diversified investment strategy that invests in a wide range of debt securities without benchmark limitations.
  • Adaptive Approach
    Utilizes balanced and broad sources of return to help capitalize on opportunity and mitigate downside risk across varying market conditions
  • Competitive Historical Returns
    Attractive historical returns relative to peers on both an absolute and risk-adjusted basis.

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolISIAX
Inception DateNovember 2, 2012
Dividends PaidMonthly
Min. Initial Investment$1,000.00

About this Product

  • A multi-sector strategy that seeks attractive returns by investing in the broad global fixed income universe.
  • The fund takes a flexible unconstrained approach, not managed relative to an index, to obtain more attractive and diversified return potential.
  • Conservative absolute return goals with focus on downside risk mitigation through all markets may provide stable and consistent results across market conditions.
  • Collaborative process harnesses insights of more than 150 investment professionals; integrates sector and security analysis, trading and risk management.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks total return through income and capital appreciation through all market cycles.

Management 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.

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. As of December 31, 2016, Voya IM managed approximately $86.4 billion in assets.
Sean Banai

Sean Banai, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2017

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Sean Banai is head of portfolio management for the fixed income platform at Voya Investment Management. Previously, Sean was a senior portfolio manager and before that head of quantitative research for proprietary fixed income. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, he was a partner in a private sector company. Sean received a BA and an MS in actuarial science from Georgia State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Brian Timberlake

Brian Timberlake, PhD, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2017

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Brian Timberlake is the head of fixed income research at Voya Investment Management and is responsible for managing the organization’s global fixed income research analysts as well as the coordination of macroeconomic data across the fixed income platform. His team is responsible for macro and quantitative fixed income research and provides additional assistance to individual sector groups and the risk management team. In addition, Brian is a named portfolio manager on several global and opportunistic fixed income products. Previously, he was the head of quantitative research where he helped develop an integrated, automated tool for interest rate hedging, created multifactor risk models, and was integral to the design and monitoring of customized client portfolios. Prior to that he was a senior quantitative analyst at Voya. Brian received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, an MS in quantitative and computational finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Matt Toms

Matt Toms, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2012

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Matt Toms is chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management. In this role, he leads a team of more than 100 investment professionals. Before becoming CIO, Matt was head of public fixed income at Voya Investment Management, overseeing the investment teams responsible for investment grade corporate, high yield corporate, structured products, mortgage-backed securities, emerging market debt and money market strategies for Voya’s general account and third-party business. In this capacity, Matt led the fixed income investment strategy and portfolio management process in close partnership with Christine Hurtsellers, former CIO of fixed income and now chief executive officer of Voya Investment Management; he also served as a lead portfolio manager on many of Voya's multi-sector fixed income strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Matt worked with Calamos Investments, where he established and grew their fixed income business. He also has prior experience with Northern Trust and Lincoln National within both public and private corporate markets as well as across multi-sector and global bond portfolio management. Matt received a BBA from the University of Michigan and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation

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Average Annual Total Returns %

As of November 30, 2018

As of September 30, 2018

Most Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter EndMost Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter End
Most Recent Month EndYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRInceptionExpense Ratios
Net Asset Value+2.16+2.49+4.29+3.93+3.461.01%1.01%
With Sales Charge-0.38-0.06+3.39+3.40+3.02
Net Asset Value+2.22+2.96+4.28+4.27+3.571.01%1.01%
With Sales Charge-0.32+0.41+3.38+3.76+3.12
ICE BofAML U.S. Dollar 3-Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity Index+1.85+1.94+1.21+0.82+0.73
ICE BofAML U.S. Dollar 3-Month Deposit Offered Rate Constant Maturity Index+1.50+1.79+1.10+0.76+0.69

Inception Date - Class A:November 2, 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.


As of November 30, 2018

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.

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).

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.

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.


Returns Based Statistics

As of November 30, 2018

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.

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.


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 11/02/2012 through 11/30/2018

Ending Value: $12,293.00

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 Statistics

As of November 30, 2018

Net Assets millions
Net Assets:

The per-share dollar amount of the fund, calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of fund shares outstanding.

Number of Holdings
Number of Holdings:

Number of Holdings in the investment.

Duration years1.73
Weighted Average Life years
Weighted Average Life:

The length of time until the average security in a fund will mature or be redeemed by its issuer. It indicates a fund's sensitivity to interest rate changes: longer average weighted maturity implies greater volatility in response to interest rate changes.


Portfolio Composition

as of November 30, 2018

Agency Mortgages11.75
Asset-Backed Securities18.48
Bank Loans13.50
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities17.72
Emerging Markets3.71
HY Corporates9.49
IG Corporates7.26
Non-Agency RMBS and SF CRT16.00
US Treasury & Cash2.09

Top Issuers

as of November 30, 2018

FGOLD 30YR2.64
FNMA 30YR1.71
GNMA2 30YR1.57

Credit Quality

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

Not Rated12.47

Top Country Weightings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

United States92.42
United Kingdom0.94
Cayman Islands0.48

Maturity Details

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

<1 Year1.32
1-3 Years8.01
3-5 Years14.98
5-7 Years33.40
7-10 Years25.85
10-20 Years9.84
>20 Years4.88

Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.



Payment Frequency: Monthly


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.

Income Dividend11/30/2018$0.038200
Income Dividend10/31/2018$0.035300
Income Dividend09/30/2018$0.029600
Income Dividend08/31/2018$0.030500
Income Dividend07/31/2018$0.030500
Income Dividend06/30/2018$0.029600
Income Dividend05/31/2018$0.030600
Income Dividend04/30/2018$0.029600
Income Dividend03/31/2018$0.030700
Income Dividend02/28/2018$0.029700
Income Dividend01/31/2018$0.032900
Income Dividend12/31/2017$0.032900
Income Dividend11/30/2017$0.029700
Totals: $0.409800


Morningstar™ Ratings

As of November 30, 2018

Overall3 Year5 Year10 Year
278 Funds278 Funds171 FundsN/A

Category: Fund Nontraditional Bond


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 securities may be especially volatile. 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. The Fund is subject to both Credit and Interest Rate Risk. The Fund's share price and yield will be affected by interest rate movements, with bond prices generally moving in the opposite direction from interest rates. Credit Risk refers to the bond issuers and senior loan issuers ability to make timely payments of principal and interest. High-Yield Securities, or junk bonds are rated lower than investment-grade bonds because there is a greater possibility that the issuer may be unable to make interest and principal payments on those securities. To the extent that the Fund invests in Mortgage-Related Securities, its exposure to prepayment and extension risks may be greater than investments in other fixed-income securities. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Borrowing/Leverage Risks; Debt Securities Risk; Non-Diversification Risks; Other Investment Companies Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; Securities Lending Risks; and Portfolio Turnover Risks. 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.

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Dollar Three-Month LIBOR Constant Maturity Index is designed to track the performance of a synthetic asset paying LIBOR to a stated maturity. The index is based on the assumed purchase at par of a synthetic instrument having exactly its stated maturity and with a coupon equal to that day’s fixing rate. That issue is assumed to be sold the following business day (priced at a yield equal to the current day rate) and rolled into a new instrument. Investors cannot directly invest in an index. BofA Merrill Lynch® indices used with permission, are provided “AS IS”, without warranties, and with no liability. BofAML does not sponsor, endorse, review, or recommend Voya or its products or services.