Voya International High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio - Class I

As of May 1, 2019, the VY Templeton Foreign Equity Portfolio was renamed to the Voya International High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio. Voya Investment Management Co. LLC will serve as the sole sub‐adviser to the Portfolio. As a result, the Portfolio's investment strategies, benchmark, portfolio managers and fees have changed.

Class ADV: IFTAX
Class I: IFTIX
Class R6: VYRJX
Class S: IFTSX
Class S2: ITFEX
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Voya International High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio

Actively-managed international quantitative strategy seeking to deliver higher income, attractive returns and lower volatility relative to the overall market

Daily Prices

as of August 19, 2019

Net Asset Value (NAV)$10.42
% Change+0.58
$ Change+0.06
YTD Return5.88%

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolIFTIX
CUSIP92914H492
Inception DateJanuary 3, 2006
Dividends PaidSemi-Annually

About this Product

  • Actively managed international equity strategy designed to deliver excess returns and high-dividend income at lower levels of volatility relative to the overall market
  • Unique approach uses fundamentally driven sector-specific models to identify the most attractive stocks within each sector
  • Stock selection is model driven

Investment Objective

The Portfolio seeks maximum total return.

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Broker/Dealer Services

1-800-334-3444

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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.

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.
Peg DiOrio

Peg DiOrio, CFA

Head of Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management

Years of Experience: 26

Years with Voya: 7

Peg DiOrio is the head of quantitative equity portfolio management at Voya Investment Management and serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she was a quantitative analyst with Alliance Bernstein/Sanford C. Bernstein for sixteen years where she was responsible for multivariate and time series analysis for low volatility strategies, global equities, REITs and options. Previously, she was a senior investment planning analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein. Peg received an MS in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU and a BS from SUNY Stony Brook. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. She formerly served as president of the Society of Quantitative Analysts and continues to serve on the board of directors. Peg is on the external advisory board for the Applied Math and Statistics Department of Stony Brook University.
Vincent Costa

Vincent Costa, CFA

Head of Global Quantitative Equities

Years of Experience: 34

Years with Voya: 13

Vincent Costa is head of the global quantitative equities team and also serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative and fundamental large cap value strategies. Vinnie joined Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) in April 2006 as head of portfolio management for quantitative equity. Prior to joining Voya IM, he managed quantitative equity investments at both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company. He earned a BS in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance from the New York University Stern School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Steven Wetter

Steven Wetter

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 31

Years with Voya: 7

Steven Wetter is a portfolio manager on the global quantitative equity team at Voya Investment Management responsible for the index, research enhanced index and smart beta strategies. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Co-Head of International Indexing responsible for managing ETFs, index funds and quantitative portfolios at BNY Mellon, and formerly held similar positions at Northern Trust and Bankers Trust. Steve earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA in finance (with distinction) from New York University Stern School of Business.
Kai Yee Wong

Kai Yee Wong

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 27

Years with Voya: 7

Kai Yee Wong is a portfolio manager on the global quantitative equity team at Voya Investment Management responsible for the index, research enhanced index and smart beta strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a senior equity portfolio manager at Northern Trust responsible for managing various global indices including developed, emerging, real estate, Topix and socially responsible benchmarks. Previously Kai Yee served as a portfolio manager with Deutsche Bank, an assistant treasurer at Bankers Trust and a trust officer at the Bank of Tokyo. She earned a BS from New York University Stern School of Business.

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns %

As of July 31, 2019

As of June 30, 2019

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+7.64-7.62+5.02+0.35+4.620.70%0.70%
With Sales Charge+7.64-7.62+5.02+0.35+4.62
Net Asset Value+10.36-2.60+7.28+0.29+5.930.70%0.70%
With Sales Charge+10.36-2.60+7.28+0.29+5.93
MSCI EAFE Index+12.58-2.60+6.87+2.39+5.84
MSCI All Country World Index Ex-U.S. Index+12.22-2.27+7.20+2.12+5.42
MSCI EAFE Index+14.03+1.08+9.11+2.25+6.90
MSCI All Country World Index Ex-U.S. Index+13.60+1.29+9.39+2.16+6.54

Inception Date - Class I:January 3, 2006

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 Statistics

As of July 31, 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.

11.0212.3515.20
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.

0.970.971.01
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.

89.8892.8194.27
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.

-1.52-1.94-1.13
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.

0.370.020.34
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.

-0.52-0.61-0.33

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 08/31/2009 through 07/31/2019

Ending Value: $15,714.00

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

Portfolio Statistics

As of July 31, 2019

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.

$467.0
Number of Holdings
Number of Holdings:

Number of Holdings in the investment.

197
Total

Top Holdings

% of Total Investments as of July 31, 2019

Nestle SA2.81
Royal Dutch Shell PLC - Class A2.43
Roche Holding AG1.96
Unilever NV1.71
Novartis AG1.67
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1.35
Sanofi1.25
Novo Nordisk A/S1.14
Zurich Insurance Group AG1.03
Compass Group PLC0.86
Total#,###.2

Portfolio Composition

as of July 31, 2019

Stocks99.15
Other0.85
Total#,###.2

Sector Weightings

% of Total Investments as of July 31, 2019

Financials17.64
Industrials17.45
Consumer Staples13.18
Health Care10.22
Consumer Discretionary8.55
Communication Services6.89
Materials5.97
Utilities5.67
Information Technology5.21
Real Estate4.72
Energy3.65
Not Classified - Mutual Fund0.85
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Top Country Weightings

% of Total Investments as of July 31, 2019

Japan24.54
United Kingdom13.87
France8.56
Switzerland8.38
Australia8.22
Netherlands7.56
Germany5.50
Italy4.22
Hong Kong3.55
Spain2.64
Total#,###.2

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

Distributions

Distributions

Payment Frequency: Semi-Annually

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 Dividend08/02/201908/05/201908/01/2019$0.258100
Long-Term Capital Gain08/02/201908/05/201908/01/2019$0.983000
Income Dividend08/03/201808/06/201808/02/2018$0.269900
Totals: $1.511000

Ratings

Morningstar™ Ratings

As of July 31, 2019

Overall3 Year5 Year10 Year
296 Funds296 Funds243 Funds161 Funds

Category: Foreign Large Value

Disclosures

Principal Risks

You could lose money on an investment in the Portfolio. Any of the following risks, among others, could affect Portfolio performance or cause the Portfolio to lose money or to underperform market averages of other funds.

Company

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.

Credit

Prices of bonds and other debt securities can fall if the issuer’s actual or perceived financial health deteriorates, whether because of broad economic or issuer-specific reasons. In certain cases, the issuer could be late in paying interest or principal, or could fail to pay altogether.

Currency

To the extent that the Portfolio 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.

Derivative 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 Portfolio and reduce its returns.

Focused Investing

To the extent that the Portfolio invests a substantial portion of its assets in a particular industry, sector, market segment, or geographical area, its investments will be sensitive to developments in that industry, sector, market segment, or geographical area. The Portfolio assumes the risk that changing economic conditions; changing political or regulatory conditions; or natural and other disasters affecting the particular industry, sector, market segment, or geographical area in which the Portfolio focuses its investments could have a significant impact on its investment performance and could ultimately cause the Portfolio to underperform, or be more volatile than, other funds that invest more broadly.

Foreign Investments/Developing and Emerging Markets

Investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Portfolio 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; nationalization, expropriation, or confiscatory taxation; foreign currency fluctuations, currency blockage, or replacement; potential for default on sovereign debt; or political changes or diplomatic developments. Foreign investment risks may be greater in developing and emerging markets than in developed markets.

Interest Rate

With bonds and other fixed rate debt securities, a rise in interest rates generally causes values to fall; conversely, values generally rise as interest rates fall. The higher the credit quality of the security, and the longer its maturity or duration, the more sensitive it is likely to be to interest rate risk.

Liquidity

If a security is illiquid, the Portfolio might be unable to sell the security at a time when the Portfolio’s manager might wish to sell, and the security could have the effect of decreasing the overall level of the Portfolio'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 Portfolio could realize upon disposition. The Portfolio may make investments that become less liquid in response to market developments or adverse investor perception. The Portfolio could lose money if it cannot sell a security at the time and price that would be most beneficial to the Portfolio.

Market

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. From time to time, the stock market may not favor the value-oriented securities in which the Portfolio invests. Rather, the market could favor growth-oriented securities or may not favor equities at all.

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 Portfolio 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 Portfolio 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 Portfolio.

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 Portfolio 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.