Investment Management

Voya Small Company Fund - Class A

Class T shares of the Fund are not currently offered.

Fund Description


  • A small cap portfolio of companies selling at reasonable prices as determined by an experienced, stand-alone fundamental research team
  • Uses internally developed quantitative computer models to evaluate financial and fundamental characteristics of over 2,000 companies as part of portfolio creation process
  • Selects holdings based on the perceived long-term market, growth or management advantages, focusing in particular on those stocks that appear to be trading below the value perceived by consensus view

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks growth of capital primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of common stocks of companies with smaller market capitalizations.

Daily Prices as of 11/17/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $15.70
% Change +0.32
$ Change +0.05
Public Offering Price (POP) $16.66
YTD Return +6.88%

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Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol AESAX
CUSIP 92913R590
Inception Date Apr 15, 1994
Dividends Paid Annually
Min. Initial Investment $1,000.00

Management Team

James Hasso

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2012

Joseph Basset, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2006


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Average Annual Total Returns %

  As of Oct 31, 2017 As of Sep 30, 2017 Expense Ratios
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Gross Net 1, 2, 3
Net Asset Value +8.24 +22.98 +10.80 +14.64 +7.79 1.43% 1.36%
With Sales Charge +1.99 +15.89 +8.63 +13.30 +7.15
Russell 2000 Index +11.89 +27.85 +10.12 +14.49 +7.63
Net Asset Value +7.42 +18.06 +12.55 +13.83 +7.91 1.43% 1.36%
With Sales Charge +1.22 +11.24 +10.34 +12.48 +7.27
Russell 2000 Index +10.94 +20.74 +12.18 +13.79 +7.85

Inception Date - Class A: 04/15/94

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Current Maximum Sales Charge: 5.75%

1The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit expenses of the Fund. 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 Fund's prospectus for more information.

2The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive a portion of the management fee through October 1, 2018.

3The expense limits will continue through at least October 1, 2018. 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.

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.

Benchmark Disclosures

Russell 2000 Index

The Russell 2000 Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of securities of smaller U.S. companies. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Principal Risks

All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. Foreign Investing does pose special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. Investing in stocks of Smaller-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. The Fund may use Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Company; Currency; Growth Investing; Investment Model; Liquidity; Market; Other Investment Companies Risks; Price Volatility; Real Estate Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”); Securities Lending and Value Investing Risks. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.