Voya SmallCap Opportunities Portfolio | Voya Investment Management

Voya SmallCap Opportunities Portfolio - Class I

Effective February 1, 2022, the Voya SmallCap Opportunities Fund has appointed a new Voya Small Cap Growth portfolio management team, formerly part of Tygh Capital Management. 

As previously announced, on January 4, 2022, Voya Investment Management acquired the investment advisory business and certain other assets of small-cap growth specialist Tygh Capital Management ("TCM"). TCM, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in July 2004 by a team of seasoned investment professionals with an average of 26 years of industry experience. The team adheres to a disciplined bottom-up process that has resulted in a long history of small cap investing.

Class I: IVSOX
Class R6: VRSCX
Class S: IVPOX
Class S2: ISCTX
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Voya SmallCap Opportunities Portfolio

The Portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Daily Prices

as of June 8, 2023

Net Asset Value (NAV)$18.11
% Change+0.06
$ Change+0.01
YTD Return10.83%

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolIVSOX
Inception DateMay 6, 1994
Dividends PaidQuarterly

About this Product

  • A small-cap growth portfolio of companies selling at attractive prices
  • Seeks companies selling at reasonable cash flow multiples
  • Robust investment process balances quantitative screening, fundamental research, and targeted economic sector analysis

Investment Objective

The Portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation.

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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+4.22+1.15+4.35+1.28+6.581.07%0.86%
With Sales Charge+4.22+1.15+4.35+1.28+6.58
Net Asset Value+6.73-9.80+13.82+2.90+7.181.02%0.85%
With Sales Charge+6.73-9.80+13.82+2.90+7.18
Russell 2000 Growth Index+4.86+2.68+4.62+2.74+7.90
Russell 2000 Growth Index+6.07-10.60+13.36+4.26+8.49

Inception Date - Class I:May 6, 1994

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: $18,915.00

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.

P/E next 12 months

P/E (next 12 months) calculates the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share.

P/B trailing 12 months

Price to book ratio (trailing 12 month) calculates the ratio of a stock’s price to its book value.

Weighted Average Market Cap millions
Weighted Average Market Cap:

Weighted Average Market Capitalization is the value of a corporation as determined by the market price of its issued and outstanding common stock.

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

WNS Holdings Ltd.2.85
MAXIMUS, Inc.2.21
Churchill Downs, Inc.2.21
Evolent Health, Inc.2.12
Tenet Healthcare Corp.2.09
FTAI Aviation Ltd.1.71
Clean Harbors, Inc.1.67
Chart Industries, Inc.1.63
Five Below, Inc.1.61
Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.1.60

Portfolio Composition

as of April 30, 2023

Short Terms2.93

Sector Weightings

% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2023

Health Care28.88
Information Technology15.15
Consumer Discretionary10.79
Consumer Staples1.33

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


Payment Frequency: Quarterly


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.

Long-Term Capital Gain07/01/202207/05/202206/30/2022$2.036600
Short-Term Capital Gain07/01/202207/05/202206/30/2022$2.322500
Totals: $4.359100

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.
Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson, CFA

Senior Portfolio Advisor

Years of Experience: 33

Years with Voya: 1

Richard Johnson is a senior portfolio advisor at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a founder, CIO, and lead portfolio manager for Tygh Capital Management. Previously, Richard was CIO of Equities and the lead portfolio manager for the small/mid cap team at Columbia Management. Prior to that, he served as vice president and securities analyst for Provident Investment Counsel. Richard earned an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles and a BA in geology cum laude from Occidental College. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Michael Coyne

Michael Coyne, CFA

Head of Small Cap Growth, Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 26

Years with Voya: 1

Michael Coyne is head of small cap growth and portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a portfolio manager at Tygh Capital Management. Previously, Michael was an equity analyst covering the retail sector at Columbia Management. Prior to that, he held financial analyst roles at Capital Resource Partners and Bear Stearns. Michael earned an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles and a BA in engineering science from Dartmouth College. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Mitchell Brivic

Mitchell Brivic, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 28

Years with Voya: 1

Mitchell Brivic is a portfolio manager on the small cap growth team at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a portfolio manager at Tygh Capital Management. Previously, Mitchell was a senior equity analyst on the small/mid cap team at Columbia Management. Prior to that, he served as an associate portfolio manager and senior equity analyst for small cap growth products at USAA Investment Management. Mitchell earned an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and a BBA summa cum laude from Baylor University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.
Scott Haugan

Scott Haugan, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 24

Years with Voya: 1

Scott Haugan is a portfolio manager on the small cap growth team at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, he was a portfolio manager at Tygh Capital Management. Previously, Scott was an institutional equity salesperson at First Analysis Securities. Prior to that, he held equity analyst/research analyst positions at Columbia Management and Pacific Crest Securities. Scott earned a BS in business from Montana State University and 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. In exchange for higher growth potential, investing in stocks of Smaller Companies may entail greater price volatility and less liquidity than investing in stocks of larger companies. Other risks of the Portfolio include but are not limited to: Growth Investing Risks; Market Trends Risks; Other Investment Companies Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; and Securities Lending 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.