Investment Management

Voya™ Investment Management was formerly ING U.S. Investment Management

Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund


Fund Description


  • Invests in 80–120 global, common stocks with a history of attractive dividend yields
  • Sells call options on selected indices and/or on individual securities and/or ETFs to seek gains and lower volatility of total returns over a market cycle
  • May partially hedge currency exposure to reduce volatility of returns

Investment Objective

This Closed-End Fund seeks a high level of income; capital appreciation is secondary.

Daily Prices as of 11/24/2014

Net Asset Value (NAV) $9.70
Closing Price $9.10
Price Change 0.00
Premium/(Discount) -6.19

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IGD
CUSIP 92912T100
Inception Date Mar 28, 2005
Dividends Paid Monthly

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Management Team

Bruno Springael

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2011

Nicolas Simar

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2005

Willem van Dommelen, RBA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2005

Edwin Cuppen, RBA, CAIA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2010


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Average Annual Total Returns %

  As of Oct 31, 2014 As of Sep 30, 2014 As of Oct 31, 2014 As of Sep 30, 2014
YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Inception (03/28/05) Gross Exp. Net Exp. 1, 2, 3
Net Asset Value +3.76 +5.90 +10.13 +7.57 +4.69 1.22% 1.20%
Market Price +11.59 +11.96 +8.88 +5.41 +3.70
Net Asset Value +4.23 +8.47 +12.23 +7.60 +4.78 1.22% 1.20%
Market Price +11.68 +14.50 +12.09 +4.51 +3.74

View Detailed Performance

1The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit expenses of the Fund.  This expense limitation agreement excludes interest, taxes, brokerage, and extraordinary expenses and may be subject to possible recoupment.  Please see the Fund's prospectus for more information. 

2Total investment return at net asset value is not annualized for periods less than one year. Total investment return at market value measures the change in the market value of your investment assuming reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the Fund’s dividend reinvestment plan. Total investment return at market value is not annualized for periods less than one year.

3The expense limit will continue through at least March 1, 2015. Expenses are being waived to the contractual cap.

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 for the other share classes will vary due to different charges and expenses. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes.

SEC fund returns assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions and include a sales charge. Net Asset Value fund returns assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Total return for less than one year is not annualized. Results would have been less favorable if the sales charge were included.


Principal Risks

All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. Price volatility, liquidity, and other risks that accompany an investment in equity securities of domestic and foreign companies, and small and mid sized capitalized companies. International investing does pose special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified for investments in emerging markets.

Options Risk

The Fund may purchase put and call options and may write (sell) put options and call options and is subject to Options Risk. The Fund will realize a gain or loss upon the expiration or closing of the option contract. When an option is exercised, the proceeds on sales of the underlying security for a written call option or purchased put option or the purchase cost of the security for a written put option or a purchased call option is adjusted by the amount of premium received or paid. The risk in writing a call option is that the Fund gives up the opportunity for profit if the market price of the security increases and the option is exercised. The risk in buying an option is that the Fund pays a premium whether or not the option is exercised. Risks may also arise from an illiquid secondary market or from the inability of counterparties to meet the terms of the contract. A decision as to whether, when and how to buy or sell options under the Fund’s strategy involves the exercise of skill and judgment, and even a well-conceived transaction may be unsuccessful to some degree because of market behavior or unexpected events. When an option purchased or sold by the Fund is exercised or closed out, the Fund may be required to sell portfolio securities or to deliver portfolio securities to the option purchaser to satisfy its obligations when it would not otherwise choose to do so, or the Fund may choose to sell portfolio securities to realize gains to offset the losses realized upon option exercise. Such sales or delivery would involve transaction costs borne by the Fund and may also result in realization of taxable capital gains, including short-term capital gains taxed at ordinary income tax rates, and may adversely impact the Fund’s after-tax returns.

This Fund has additional risks which you should consider, such as: Market Discount Risk, Investment and Market Risk, Issuer Risk, Equity Risk, Option Related Risk, Small-Cap and Mid-Cap Companies Risk, Foreign Investment and Emerging Markets Risk, Foreign (non-U.S.) Currency Risk, Derivatives Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Restricted and Illiquid Securities Risk, Distribution Risk, Dividend Risk. These and other risks are described more fully in the Fund’s prospectus and the most current annual or semi-annual report. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. Consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing.