Investment Management

Voya Strategic Allocation Growth Portfolio - Class I

 

Growth of a $10,000 Investment

For the period 02/28/2007 through 02/28/2017

Ending Value: $15,303.00

The performance quoted in the "Growth of a $10,000 Investment" chart represents past performance. Performance shown is without sales charges; had sales charges been deducted, performance would have been less. Ending value includes reinvestment of distributions.

Calendar Year Returns %

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns are shown in %. These figures are for the year ended December 31 of each year. They do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did. The bar chart above shows the Fund's annual returns and long-term performance, and illustrates the variability of the Fund’s returns.

Average Annual Total Returns %

  As of Feb 28, 2017 As of Dec 31, 2016 Expense Ratios
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Gross Net 1, 2, 3, 4
Net Asset Value +4.70 +18.92 +5.08 +8.73 +4.35 0.84% 0.77%
Russell 3000 Index +5.67 +26.29 +9.92 +13.85 +7.64
Net Asset Value +6.93 +6.93 +4.03 +9.65 +3.88 0.84% 0.77%
Russell 3000 Index +12.74 +12.74 +8.43 +14.67 +7.07

Inception Date - Class I: 07/05/95

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

2The expense limits will continue through at least May 1, 2017. Expenses are being waived to the contractual cap.

3The Portfolio's Acquired (Underlying) Funds Fees and Expenses are based on a weighted average of the fees and expenses of the Underlying Funds in which it invests. The amount of fees and expenses of the Underlying funds borne by a Portfolio will vary based on the Portfolio's allocation of assets to, and annualized net expenses of, the particular Underlying Funds during the Portfolio's fiscal year.

4The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive a portion of the management fee through May 1, 2017.

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.

Total investment return at net asset value has been calculated assuming a purchase at net asset value at the beginning of the period and a sale at net asset value at the end of the period; and assumes reinvestment of dividends, capital gain distributions and return of capital distributions/allocations, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the dividend reinvestment plan. Net asset value equals total Fund assets net of Fund expenses such as operating costs and management fees. Total investment return at net asset value is not annualized for periods less than one year.

 

Principal Risks

You could lose money on an investment in the Portfolio. The value of your investment in the Portfolio changes with the values of the Underlying Funds and their investments. Any of the following risks, among others, could affect the Portfolio’s or an Underlying Fund’s performance or cause the Portfolio or an Underlying Fund to lose money or to underperform market averages of other funds.

Asset Allocation  Assets will be allocated among Underlying Funds and markets based on judgments by the Adviser or Sub-Adviser. There is a risk that the Portfolio may allocate assets to an Underlying Fund or asset class that underperforms other funds or asset classes.

Call   During periods of falling interest rates, a bond issuer may “call” or repay its high-yielding bond before the bond’s maturity date. If forced to invest the unanticipated proceeds at lower interest rates, an Underlying Fund would experience a decline in income.

Commodities  The operations and financial performance of companies in natural resources industries may be directly affected by commodity prices. This risk is exacerbated for those natural resources companies that own the underlying commodity.

Company  The price of a given company’s stock could decline or underperform for many reasons including, among others, poor management, financial problems, or business challenges. If a company declares bankruptcy or becomes insolvent, its stocks could become worthless.

Credit  Prices of bonds and other debt securities can fall if the issuer’s actual or perceived financial health deteriorates, whether because of broad economic or issuer-specific reasons. In severe cases, the issuer could be late in paying interest or principal, or could fail to pay altogether.

Currency  To the extent that an Underlying Fund invests directly in foreign currencies or in securities denominated in, or that trade in, foreign (non-U.S.) currencies, it is subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar or, in the case of hedging positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency being hedged.

Foreign Investments/Developing and Emerging Markets Investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Underlying Funds experiencing more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies, due to smaller markets, differing reporting, accounting and auditing standards, and nationalization, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, foreign currency fluctuations, currency blockage, or political changes or diplomatic developments. Foreign investment risks typically are greater in developing and emerging markets than in developed markets.

High-Yield Securities  Investments rated below investment-grade (or of similar quality if unrated) are known as “high-yield securities” or “junk bonds.” High-yield securities are subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risks. High-yield securities are considered primarily speculative with respect to the issuer’s continuing ability to make principal and interest payments.

Interest Rate  With bonds and other debt securities, a rise in interest rates generally causes values to fall; conversely, values generally rise as interest rates fall. The higher the credit quality of the security, and the longer its maturity or duration, the more sensitive it is likely to be to interest rate risk.

Liquidity  If a security is illiquid, an Underlying Fund might be unable to sell the security at a time when the Underlying Fund’s manager might wish to sell, and the security could have the effect of decreasing the overall level of the Underlying Fund’s liquidity. Further, the lack of an established secondary market may make it more difficult to value illiquid securities, which could vary from the amount an Underlying Fund could realize upon disposition. An Underlying Fund may make investments that become less liquid in response to market developments or adverse investor perception. An Underlying Fund could lose money if it cannot sell a security at the time and price that would be most beneficial to the Underlying Fund.

Market  Stock prices are volatile and are affected by the real or perceived impacts of such factors as economic conditions and political events. The stock market tends to be cyclical, with periods when stock prices generally rise and periods when stock prices generally decline. Any given stock market segment may remain out of favor with investors for a short or long period of time, and stocks as an asset class may underperform bonds or other asset classes during some periods. From time to time, the stock market may not favor the growth- or value-oriented securities in which the Underlying Funds invest. Rather, the market could favor securities to which the Underlying Funds are not exposed or may not favor equities at all.

Market Capitalization  Stocks fall into three broad market capitalization categories - large, mid and small. Investing primarily in one category carries the risk that, due to current market conditions, that category may be out of favor with investors. If valuations of large-capitalization companies appear to be greatly out of proportion to the valuations of mid- or small-capitalization companies, investors may migrate to the stocks of mid- and small-sized companies causing the Underlying Funds that invest in these companies to increase in value more rapidly than a fund that invests in larger, fully-valued companies. Investing in mid- and small-capitalization companies may be subject to special risks associated with narrower product lines, more limited financial resources, smaller management groups, and a more limited trading market for their stocks as compared with larger companies. As a result, stocks of mid- and small-capitalization companies may decline significantly in market downturns.

Other Investment Companies  The main risk of investing in other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds, is the risk that the value of the securities underlying an investment company might decrease. Because the Portfolio or an Underlying Fund may invest in other investment companies, you will pay a proportionate share of the expenses of that other investment company (including management fees, administration fees and custodial fees) in addition to the expenses of the Portfolio and a proportionate share of the expenses of each Underlying Fund.

Proprietary Hedge Fund Beta Strategy  Because the Portfolio allocates assets to an Underlying Fund that seeks to deliver returns that approximate the beta component of the broad universe of hedge fund returns, the Portfolio’s performance may be lower than the returns of the broader stock market.

Real Estate Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”)  Investing in real estate companies and REITs may subject an Underlying Fund to risks similar to those associated with the direct ownership of real estate, including losses from casualty or condemnation, changes in local and general economic conditions, supply and demand, interest rates, zoning laws, regulatory limitations on rents, property taxes and operating expenses, in addition to terrorist attacks, war or other acts that destroy real property.

Short Exposures  The Portfolio may invest in an Underlying Fund that takes short exposure on market indices by investing in an instrument or derivative that rises in value with a fall in the related index. If the price of the index rises while an Underlying Fund has a short exposure to it, the Underlying Fund may have to cover its short exposure at a loss. Short exposures are subject to credit risks related to the counterparty’s ability to perform its obligations and further that any deterioration in the counterparty’s creditworthiness could adversely affect the value of the instrument or derivative. The potential loss on a short exposure is unlimited because the loss increases as the price of the instrument sold short increases.

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