Voya Diversified Emerging Markets Debt 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.
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC
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. As of December 31, 2015, Voya IM managed approximately $81.7 billion in assets.
Brian Timberlake, CFA, PhD
Managed Fund since 2013
Brian Timberlake is the head of fixed income research at Voya Investment Management and is responsible for managing the organization’s global fixed income research analysts as well as the coordination of macroeconomic data across the fixed income platform. His team is responsible for macro and quantitative fixed income research and provides additional assistance to individual sector groups and the risk management team. In addition, Brian is a named portfolio manager on several global and opportunistic fixed income products. Previously, he was the head of quantitative research where he helped develop an integrated, automated tool for interest rate hedging, created multifactor risk models, and was integral to the design and monitoring of customized client portfolios. Prior to that he was a senior quantitative analyst at Voya. Brian received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, an MS in quantitative and computational finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Matt Toms, CFA
Managed Fund since 2013
Matt Toms is chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management. In this role, he leads a team of more than 100 investment professionals. Before becoming CIO, Matt was head of public fixed income at Voya Investment Management, overseeing the investment teams responsible for investment grade corporate, high yield corporate, structured products, mortgage-backed securities, emerging market debt and money market strategies for Voya’s general account and third-party business. In this capacity, Matt led the fixed income investment strategy and portfolio management process in close partnership with Christine Hurtsellers, former CIO of fixed income and now chief executive officer of Voya Investment Management; he also served as a lead portfolio manager on many of Voya's multi-sector fixed income strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Matt worked with Calamos Investments, where he established and grew their fixed income business. He also has prior experience with Northern Trust and Lincoln National within both public and private corporate markets as well as across multi-sector and global bond portfolio management. Matt received a BBA from the University of Michigan and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation
Jean-Dominique Butikofer, CFA
Managed Fund since 2014
Jean-Dominique (JD) Bütikofer is the head of emerging markets (EM) for the fixed income team at Voya Investment Management, responsible for directing the investment strategy for the emerging market group, including EM sovereign and corporate and debt, EM macro analysis, country research, sovereign risk, currencies, local rates and asset allocation across sub-asset classes. Prior to joining the firm, JD was head of emerging markets at Union Bancaire Privée in Zürich, responsible for the EM macro and country analysis, sovereign risk and local fixed income markets including EM currencies. Previously, he served as a senior EM fund manager and head of EM for Julius Baer Asset Management after beginning his investment career with Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). JD received a BA in economic sciences with a specialization in finance and an MSc in political economy from the University of Neuchâtel, Faculty of Economics, Politics and Social Sciences in Switzerland. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is proficient in German, French and Spanish.