Investment Management

Fixed Income

01/23/2017

Fixed Income Perspectives - Seven Investment Themes for the First Half of 2017

As we look ahead to the first six months of 2017, CIO of Fixed Income Matt Toms explains the key investment themes we are focusing on.

12/19/2016

Fixed Income Perspectives -- Looking Ahead to 2017

CIO of Fixed Income Matt Toms, CFA breaks down the key investment themes of 2017 and explains how Voya seeks to deliver the unique solutions and consistent results clients need to navigate the challenging fixed income environment.

11/21/2016

Fixed Income Perspectives -- Fixed Income Investing in a Post-Election World

With Republicans soon to be in control of all three governmental branches, the likelihood of significant policy change is high. As a result, the focus for investors has shifted to four key points: tax policy, deregulation, fiscal spending and trade policy. In this post-election world, we believe there is potential for upside in certain risk assets; we continue to favor U.S. centric risk while also being mindful that inflationary influences are likely to bias interest rates higher.

10/20/2016

Fixed Income Perspectives -- Rate Hike in December? Let the Speculation Begin

We believe the Fed will hike rates in December if upcoming jobs reports do not disappoint, but the pace of tightening will be extremely slow. Meanwhile, in the global economy stabilizing trade volume, recovering inflation and Asian growth support credit spread appetite. Against this backdrop we are more constructive about risk-taking: we have increased allocations to emerging market local debt and investment grade corporate credit, while maintaining overweights to CMBS and non-agency RMBS. We remain neutral on high yield.

09/21/2016

All Eyes on the Fed: To Hike or Not to Hike…Is That Really the Question?

By Matt Toms, CFA, CIO Fixed Income

In its September FOMC meeting, the Fed announced it would once again keep rates unchanged. But is that really what investors should be focusing on? Listen to CIO of Fixed Income, Matt Toms, CFA break down the Fed's announcement and share the reasons why Voya believes unconventional policy tools are here to stay.

08/18/2016

Fixed Income Perspectives - Global Growth Misses Opportunity to Medal (VIDEO)

Investors have shifted focus from "Brexit" aftermath to the strong U.S. payrolls report and its implications for Fed policy. Any momentum gained from payrolls stalled, however, after the U.S. reported uninspiring second-quarter GDP growth. Productivity fell near the low end of its historical range, which may prompt the Fed to increase rates sooner, but the absence of inflation pressure demands caution. The market currently prices less than a 50% chance for a September rate hike. We think the Fed should control its message and guide markets toward a possible December hike, if any.

08/15/2016

The Major Themes Impacting Fixed Income Investors

Head of U.S. Public Fixed Income Matt Toms, CFA looks ahead to the end of 2016 and shares insight about the significant investment themes shaping Voya's tactical positioning across fixed income.

07/21/2016

Fixed Income Perspectives -- Britain's Exit, On and Off the Pitch

By Christine Hurtsellers, CFA CIO Fixed Income; Matt Toms, CFA Head of U.S. Public Fixed Income

While Europe likely cheered England's exit from the Euro Cup, there was little celebration when the British voted to exit the European Union. While Britain's actions will have minimal direct spillover to the U.S. economy, we believe a Fed rate hike is off the table for 2016.

07/15/2016

Brexit's Longer-Term Impact 'Minimal' for U.S. High-Yield, Voya's Parrish Says

By Randy Parrish, Head of High Yield

The U.K.'s vote to leave the EU may not have a lasting effect on the U.S. high-yield market, says Randy Parrish, senior portfolio manager and head of U.S. high-yield at Voya Investment Management, who oversees $3.8 billion of assets. Atlanta, Georgia-based Parrish spoke with Bloomberg's Clair Boston on June 17 and with Bloomberg's Emma Orr on June 24.

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