Voya Small Company Portfolio | Voya Investment Management

Voya Small Company Portfolio - Class I

On May 25, 2022, the Mutual Fund Board approved changes to the Small Company Variable Portfolio's principal investment strategies, expense limitation agreement and portfolio management team. The Board has appointed Vincent Costa and Gareth Shepherd as new Portfolio Managers on the Portfolio. These changes are effective as of June 1, 2022.

Class I: IVCSX
Class R6: VSPRX
Class S: IVPSX
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Voya Small Company Portfolio

Tap Into the Opportunity and Long-Term Growth Potential of U.S. Small Cap Companies

Daily Prices

as of June 8, 2023

Net Asset Value (NAV)$13.74
% Change-0.65
$ Change-0.09
YTD Return7.44%

The Voya Small Company Portfolio Offers

Differentiated Approach

Combines the depth & rigor of fundamental analysis with the breadth & scalability machine learning models bring

Opportunistic Stock Selection

Disciplined yet dynamic strategy that works best in volatile markets to take advantage of mispriced and overlooked stock opportunities

Robust Risk Management

Robust risk management including active screens for negative events, controversies, crowding and ESG Risks

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolIVCSX
Inception DateDecember 27, 1996
Dividends PaidSemi-Annually

About this Product

  • A small cap portfolio of quality companies with strong potential to out-perform their peers, with no static style or factor biases 
  • Applies machine learning models to evaluate financial, fundamental and ESG characteristics of over 2,000 companies to form a deep, holistic view of each stock (without emotional biases)
  • Team has more than a decade working together, focused on delivering consistent outperformance with low correlation to most investment strategies

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks growth of capital primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of common stock of companies with smaller market capitalizations.

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Average Annual Total Returns %

As of May 31, 2023

As of March 31, 2023

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+0.02-5.57+9.50+2.12+7.100.91%0.86%
With Sales Charge+0.02-5.57+9.50+2.12+7.10
Net Asset Value+3.89-8.75+17.99+3.79+7.900.99%0.90%
With Sales Charge+3.89-8.75+17.99+3.79+7.90
Russell 2000 Index-0.04-4.68+9.23+2.74+7.36
Russell 2000 Index+2.74-11.61+17.51+4.71+8.04

Inception Date - Class I:December 27, 1996

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 Characteristics

As of May 31, 2023

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.


Growth of a $10,000 Investment

For the period 06/30/2013 through 05/31/2023

Ending Value: $19,848.00

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 May 31, 2023

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.

EPS Growth (3-5 Year Estimate)
EPS Growth (3-5 Year Estimate):

The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. EPS growth serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.

Active Share
Active Share:

Active Share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager's portfolio that differ from the benchmark index.

Price to Cash Flow
Price to Cash Flow:

The ratio of a stock’s price to its cash flow per share. The price-to-cash flow ratio is an indicator of a stock’s valuation


ROA is an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. ROA gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings.


Top Holdings

% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2023

Hillenbrand, Inc.1.73
Element Solutions, Inc.1.45
Old Republic International Corp.1.43
Excelerate Energy, Inc.1.27
Sensient Technologies Corp.1.20
Select Medical Holdings Corp.1.20
Medpace Holdings, Inc.1.13
Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.1.12
STAG Industrial, Inc.1.11
Acushnet Holdings Corp.1.08

Portfolio Composition

as of April 30, 2023

Short Terms0.31

Sector Weightings

% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2023

Health Care16.16
Information Technology11.94
Consumer Discretionary7.65
Real Estate6.64
Communication Services2.04
Not Classified - Mutual Fund0.98
Consumer Staples0.97

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


Payment Frequency: Semi-Annually


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 Dividend05/11/202305/12/202305/10/2023$0.061500
Long-Term Capital Gain05/12/202205/13/202205/11/2022$1.982400
Short-Term Capital Gain05/12/202205/13/202205/11/2022$2.788200
Totals: $4.832100

Investment Team

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Portfolio Management Team

Voya Investments, LLC

Investment Adviser

Voya Investments, an Arizona limited liability company, serves as the investment adviser to the Fund. Voya Investments has overall responsibility for the management of the Fund. Voya Investments oversees all investment advisory and portfolio management services and assists in managing and supervising all aspects of the general day-to-day business activities and operations of the Fund, including custodial, transfer agency, dividend disbursing, accounting, auditing, compliance and related services. Voya Investments is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. Voya Investments' principal office is located at 7337 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258.

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.
Gareth Shepherd

Gareth Shepherd, PhD, CFA

Co-head of Machine Intelligence, Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 25

Years with Voya: 3

Gareth Shepherd is co-head of the Voya Machine Intelligence (VMI) team and a portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, Gareth was a managing partner and co-founder of G Squared Capital LLP. Prior to that, he held various positions within risk and asset management in Australia, Switzerland, the U.S. and the UK. Gareth earned a PhD in applied expert systems and a Masters of Applied Science from the University of New South Wales, and a BE from the University of Queensland. He also completed a World Economic Forum sponsored Executive Masters (INSEAD, London Business School, and Columbia University) and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Vincent Costa

Vincent Costa, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Equities

Years of Experience: 38

Years with Voya: 17

Vincent Costa is chief investment officer, equities at Voya Investment Management and also serves as a portfolio manager for the active quantitative and fundamental large cap value strategies. Previously at Voya, he was head of the global quantitative equity team. Prior to joining Voya, he managed quantitative equity investments at both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company. Vinnie earned an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BS in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

Russell Shtern, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 23

Years with Voya: 1

Russell Shtern is a portfolio manager with the Voya Machine Intelligence (VMI) team at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a senior portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton, managing smart beta and active multi-factor equity strategies. Prior to that, Russell worked at QS Investors (a Legg Mason affiliate) as head of equity portfolio management and trading. Previously, he was a lead portfolio manager with the diversification based investing equity and tax managed equity strategies at Deutsche AM Quantitative Strategies group. Russell earned a BBA with honors in finance and a minor in economics from Pace University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.


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. Investing in stocks of Smaller-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. The Portfolio may use Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Portfolio performance. Other risks of the Portfolio include but are not limited to: Company; Currency; Growth Investing; Investment Model; Liquidity; Market; Other Investment Companies Risks; Price Volatility; Real Estate Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”); Securities Lending and Value Investing Risks. Investors should consult the Portfolio's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Portfolio's risks.

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.