Voya Multi-Manager Emerging Markets Equity Fund - Class A
Portfolio Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Voya Investments, LLC., serves as the investment adviser to each of the Funds. Voya Investments has overall responsibility for the management of the Funds. Voya Investments provides or oversees all investment advisory and portfolio management services for each Fund, and assists in managing and supervising all aspects of the general day-to-day business activities and operations of the Funds, including custodial, transfer agency, dividend disbursing, accounting, auditing, compliance and related services.
Jody Hrazanek is head of strategy design and implementation for Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. She is responsible for overseeing the portfolio implementation, strategy design and customized solutions teams for a variety of investment solutions including asset allocation, derivatives/financial engineering, risk management, portable alpha and structured products. Previously at Voya, she was a derivatives trader with responsibility for Voya IM’s third-party business as well as the firm’s general account. Prior to joining Voya, she was a convertible bond trader at Advent Capital Management. Prior to that, she was a convertible bond portfolio manager and risk arbitrage trader at Merrill Lynch Quantitative Advisors and Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Jody began her career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Jody graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fairfield University with a BS in mathematics and has a MS in statistics and operations research from New York University, Stern School of Business.
Halvard Kvaale, CIMA
Halvard Kvaale is head of manager research and selection for Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining the firm, Halvard was managing director and head of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney consulting group’s portfolio advisory services group. In this role, he was responsible for the management of the firm’s discretionary programs within Morgan Stanley Smith Barney overseeing more than $26 billion. Upon joining Morgan Stanley, he served as the head of global advisor research in the consulting services group overseeing the research and due diligence of third party investment managers. Previously, he served as the head of global manager research and fee-based advisory solutions at Deutsche Bank, and at Prudential Investments he managed the third party consulting programs, ran the investment management analysis unit and the senior consulting group. Halvard graduated from the Norwegian School of Management with an MS in general business, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an MS in investing from San Francisco State University. Halvard holds a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from the Wharton School of Business.
J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc.
J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. (“JPMorgan” or “Sub-Adviser”) is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a bank holding company. JPMorgan also provides discretionary investment services to institutional clients. The principal address of JPMorgan is 270 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017. As of December 31, 2015, JPMorgan and its affiliates had approximately $1.7 trillion in assets under management.
Managed Fund since 2011
Anuj Arora, Portfolio Manager, has been at JPMorgan since 2006 and is focused on portfolio construction and quantitative asset allocation for the global emerging markets. Prior to this, he was a quantitative analyst for Mesirow Financial and an analyst at Birkelbach Investment Securities.
George Iwanicki, Jr.
Managed Fund since 2011
George Iwanicki, Jr., Portfolio Manager and global macro strategist within the emerging markets equity team, has been at JPMorgan since 1992 and is responsible for global emerging markets portfolios and chairs the Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to this, he served several years as the U.S. economist as well as the North American representative in the firm's macro research group (a trans-Atlantic team formed in 1995 to manage the global asset allocation process). Prior to joining the firm, he spent five years as an economist at Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc.
Van Eck Associates Corporation
Van Eck Associates Corporation (“Van Eck” or “Sub-Adviser”) has been an investment adviser since 1955 and also acts as adviser or sub-adviser to other mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, other pooled investment vehicles and separate accounts. Jan F. van Eck and members of his family own 100% of the voting stock of Van Eck. The principal address of Van Eck is 666 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10017-4033. As of December 31, 2015, Van Eck had approximately $24.85 billion in assets under management.
Managed Fund since 2015
Angus Shillington, Assistant Portfolio Manager, joined Van Eck in 2009 and currently serves on the investment team for various funds advised by Van Eck. Prior to joining Van Eck, Mr. Shillington was the Head of International Equity at ABN Amro from 2006 to 2008 and Managing Director at BNP Paribas from 2001 to 2006.
David A. Semple
Managed Fund since 2015
David A. Semple, Portfolio Manager, has been with Van Eck since 1998 and is currently the portfolio manager of various funds advised by Van Eck. Mr. Semple is responsible for asset allocation and stock selection in global emerging markets.
Delaware Investments Fund Advisers
Delaware Investments Fund Advisers (“DIFA” or “Sub-Adviser”) is a series of Delaware Management Business Trust (“DMBT”), which is a subsidiary of Delaware Management Holdings, Inc. (“DMHI”). Macquarie Group Limited, an Australian publicly held company (ASX: MQG), indirectly holds, through its subsidiaries, all of the voting equity of DMHI. Delaware Investments is the marketing name for DMHI and its subsidiaries. DMBT is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser and its predecessors have advised publicly offered mutual funds since 1938. The principal address of DIFA is 2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. As of December 31, 2015 DMHI and its subsidiaries managed $166 billion in assets under management.