Voya Strategic Income Opportunities Fund Receives Five-Star Rating from Morningstar

12 Jan, 2016, 09:07 ET from Voya Investment Management

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Morningstar has given the Voya Strategic Income Opportunities Fund a five-star overall rating for its class I shares (IISIX).  With approximately $118 million in assets, the Fund seeks total return through income and capital appreciation through all market cycles.

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"In managing this strategy over the last three years, the investment team has been able to leverage the firm's leading fundamental research and security selection capabilities to build a fully diversified portfolio by investing across the broad fixed income landscape-- including senior bank loans, high yield bonds, investment grade credit, securitized credit and emerging markets debt," said Christine Hurtsellers, chief investment officer for Fixed Income at Voya Investment Management and co-fund manager.   

The fund takes a flexible and adaptive approach to investing and maintains an appropriate mix of exposure to duration and credit, as credit markets evolve, while focusing on capital preservation and mitigating downside risk. 

"Our portfolio positioning is informed by a deep understanding of the global macro environment and an acute sensitivity to changing market dynamics," said Hurtsellers,

"We believe that an unconstrained strategy should not take unconstrained risk.  Instead we take an unconstrained approach to portfolio construction with a very specific risk budget to achieve targeted return objectives," said Matt Toms, head of public fixed income and co-fund manager. "With this approach, we believe that we have created a unique offering relative to our competitors that is built for the long-term."

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About Voya Investment Management A leading, active asset management firm, Voya Investment Management manages, as of September 30, 2015, more than $201 billion for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. With 40 years of history in asset management, Voya Investment Management has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. Voya Investment Management was named in 2015 as a "Best Places to Work" by Pensions and Investments magazine. For more information, visit voyainvestments.com. Follow Voya Investment Management on Twitter @VoyaInvestments.

Disclosures

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The Morningstar Rating™ is a quantitative assessment of a fund's past performance—both return and risk—as measured from one to five stars. It uses focused comparison groups to better measure fund manager skill. As always, the Morningstar Rating™ is intended for use as the first step in the fund evaluation process.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund(s) carefully before investing. For a free copy of the Fund's prospectus, or summary prospectus, which contains this and other information, visit us at www.voyainvestments.com or call (800) 992-0180.

Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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