Investment Management

VY Clarion Real Estate Portfolio - Class I

Portfolio Management Team

Directed Services LLC

Investment Adviser

Directed Services LLC, Asset Management Arm is a privately owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to investment companies.

CBRE Clarion Securities, LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

CBRE Clarion Securities is an industry-leading global investment management firm specializing in the management of listed real asset securities including real estate, infrastructure, and master limited partnerships (MLPs). CBRE Clarion manages client portfolios with a focus on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns through a total return, income focused, and absolute return-oriented strategies. Headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the firm has over 90 employees located in offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

T. Ritson Ferguson, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2009

T. Ritson Ferguson, CFA

Mr. Ferguson is CEO of CBRE Global Investors and CEO of its equity securities management subsidiary, CBRE Clarion Securities. He is also the firm’s global chief investment officer. He is a senior portfolio manager and a member of the CBRE Clarion Global Investment Policy Committee. Mr. Ferguson was one of the founding principals who formed the predecessor entity to CBRE Clarion Securities. Earlier in his real estate career, he worked at K.S. Sweet Associates and Trammell Crow Company. He was also a consultant at Bain & Company and a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Ferguson has over 30 years of industry investment experience.

Joseph P. Smith, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2009

Joseph P. Smith, CFA

Mr. Smith is president and co-chief investment officer of CBRE Clarion Securities, as well as chair of the firm’s Management Committee and a member of the Global Investment Committee. Mr. Smith is co-leader of the U.S. real estate securities team. Mr. Smith joined CBRE Clarion Securities’ predecessor firm in 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Smith worked in various management and analyst positions in the real estate industry including positions at Alex Brown & Sons, PaineWebber and Radnor Advisors. Mr. Smith has over 25 years of real estate investment management experience.

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