Voya’s Goodson Quoted On U.S. Mortgage Lenders

August 22, 2022

BNN Bloomberg reported the U.S. mortgage industry is “seeing its first lenders go out of business after a sudden spike in lending rates, and the wave of failures that’s coming could be the worst since the housing bubble burst about 15 years ago.” Voya Securitized Credit Head David Goodson said, “Part of the reason these companies are distressed is because the loans can’t go to the GSEs for funding. The options for funding are more limited, which is especially painful when financial conditions are tightening.”

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Voya Beats Q2 Earnings Estimates

August 4, 2022

Zacks Investment Research reports Voya Financial “reported second-quarter 2022 adjusted operating earnings of $1.67 per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 20.1%. The bottom line decreased 24.1% year over year.”

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Voya Investment Management to acquire Czech Asset Management, L.P.

August 2, 2022

Voya Investment Management (Voya IM), the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Czech Asset Management, L.P. (CAM), a leading private credit asset manager dedicated to the U.S. middle market.

“At Voya IM, continuing to build out our range of innovative, private markets and alternative capabilities has been a strategic focus and growth driver for our firm and the industry at large,” said Christine Hurtsellers, chief executive officer, Voya IM. “The team at CAM will complement our leading fixed income platform and accelerate the expansion of our private and leveraged credit franchise across institutional, insurance and retail channels.”

With more than $5 billion of committed capital across four funds since its founding in 2011, CAM specializes in providing privately negotiated first and second lien floating rate senior secured loans primarily to U.S. middle market companies. The CAM team brings to Voya IM strong relationships with a robust group of investment partnerships, including public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, religious organizations and Taft Hartley plans.

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Voya Financial completes transfer of majority of Allianz Global Investors’ U.S. business; begins new strategic distribution partnership

July 25, 2022

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) (“Voya”), announced today that it has completed its previously announced transfer of certain assets and teams comprising the substantial majority of Allianz Global Investors’ (“AllianzGI”) U.S. business (“AGI U.S.”) to Voya Investment Management (“Voya IM”), the asset management business of Voya Financial. AllianzGI and Voya Financial announced on June 13, 2022 that the companies had entered into a definitive agreement regarding the strategic partnership.

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M&A Deals, Dollars Increased In Q2; Voya Mentioned

July 12, 2022

Pensions & Investments reports, “Two-third of money management deals took place in the second quarter of 2022.” Voya Financial in the second quarter “agreed to acquire most of Allianz Global Investors’ U.S. investment management business, and AllianzGI would acquire up to a 24% stake in Voya Investment Management.”

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Voya Financial announces leadership-succession plan

July 8, 2022

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), the leading health, wealth and investment company, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Heather Lavallee, 52, currently chief executive officer (CEO) of Voya’s Wealth Solutions business, to succeed Rodney O. Martin, Jr., 70, as the company’s CEO as part of Voya’s planned succession process. Lavallee, who has been appointed Voya’s president and CEO-elect, will become CEO on Jan. 1, 2023, when Martin, who also serves as chairman of Voya’s board of directors, will assume the role of executive chairman. Lavallee has also been appointed to Voya’s board of directors as of today.

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Corporate Bond Investors Stick To Cash As Losses Mount

June 17, 2022

Bloomberg reports that “June has been the worst month for U.S. corporate bonds since the start of the pandemic, by at least one measure, but investors like ... Voya Investment Management think it’s too soon to hunt for bargains.” Voya head of U.S. investment-grade corporates Travis King said that with the odds of a recession rising, current corporate debt prices “don’t adequately reflect the risk” of a sustained downturn. King believes that average risk premium spreads below 1.50 percentage points “now feel too low.”

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Voya Financial announces definitive agreement with Allianz Global Investors

June 14, 2022

Voya Financial, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Allianz Global Investors (“AllianzGI”) whereby Voya will integrate certain assets and teams comprising the substantial majority of its U.S. business (“AGI U.S.”) with Voya Investment Management (“Voya IM”), the asset management business of Voya Financial. AllianzGI and Voya Financial initially announced on May 17, 2022 that the companies had entered into a memorandum of understanding regarding the strategic partnership.

“This transaction fully aligns with our company’s focus on growth and delivering greater value for all of our stakeholders,” said Rodney O. Martin, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Voya Financial, Inc. “We are particularly excited to embark on a highly strategic, long-term international distribution partnership with AllianzGI. In addition to the multiple financial benefits — including that the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted operating earnings per share and improve Voya IM’s operating margin — this agreement will expand the scale and reach of Voya IM.”

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Hurtsellers Named A Fund Leader Of The Year Finalist

June 14, 2022

With Intelligence has named its finalists for the 2022 Fund Leader of the Year award, which includes Voya Investment Management CEO Christine Hurtsellers who “has not only revamped the firm’s culture but also kickstarted its AUM growth and performance as an active manager.” Summing up her many accomplishments, With Intelligence writes, “Hurtsellers comes out of the last year with not just financial capital, but social capital to lead Voya into a new phase of its business development. As a leader not only among asset managers but within her own firm, she’s setting the standard for modern fund leadership.”

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Voya/Allianz Deal In Focus

June 1, 2022

Ignites takes a closer look at the upcoming deal between Voya Investment Management and Allianz, which will see Voya acquire most of Allianz’s US-based asset management business. The link includes a detailed graphic with timelines, data and background on the deal.

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