VOYA Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund

VOYA Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund

Sector: Unit Investment Trusts, Face-Amount Certificate Offices, and Closed-End Management Investment Offices Region: NY, United States

: | New York Stock Exchange: IHD


Invests primarily in a portfolio of 60-120 dividend producing equity securities of issuers located in emerging markets

Sells call options on selected ETFs and/or international, regional or country indices of equity securities, and/or on equity securities, with the underlying value of such calls representing 15% to 50% of total value of the Fund’s portfolio

Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is total return through a combination of current income, capital gains and capital appreciation.


Manu Vandenbulck, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2011
Manu Vandenbulck is a senior investment manager within IIMA’s value team at Voya Investment Management. Previously, Manu was senior manager of equities and balanced portfolios at IIMA. Prior to joining the firm, he was a private equity analyst for FLV Fund (Technology). He began his career as a fixed income manager. He has a degree in economics from the University of Antwerp, is a Certified European Financial Analyst, and has 15 years of investment experience.
Robert Davis, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2012
Robert Davis is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Voya Equity Value Boutique focusing on the team's Emerging Market High Dividend strategy. Previously, Mr. Davis was within the Voya Global Research Team specializing in the Telecommunications sector. Mr. Davis’ telecom experience began in 1997 when he joined Orange in London, carrying out investor relations and corporate finance roles. In 2000 he moved to Lehman Brothers’ European Telecoms Equity Research team and became Executive Director running its Wireless sector coverage. In 2007 Mr. Davis joined boutique broker Bryan Garnier to head its European Telecoms research, leaving in 2011 for the firm. He has a degree in Business Studies (Finance Specialism) from Brighton Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA). Mr. Davis has 20 years of investment experience.
Nicolas Simar, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2011
Nicolas Simar is the head of the IIMA’s value team at Voya Investment Management. Nicolas is responsible for all strategies within IIMA’s equity value boutique. He has managed the euro high dividend strategy on the value team since its inception in April 1999. Nicolas started his career at the Banque Bruxelles Lambert (bought by the firm) as investment manager of fixed income. Nicolas holds a degree in civil engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a degree in business administration from the Institut Français du Pétrole, Paris. He has 16 years of investment experience.
Willem van Dommelen, RBA, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2011
Willem van Dommelen is head of the investment managers’ team of the systematic beta column in the structured investment strategy department at Voya Investment Management. Previously, Willem was a senior investment manager on the firms structured investments department, responsible for the management of a broad range of structured mutual funds and the advice and implementation of hedging activities for firm affiliates. Willem began his career as a portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management, where he advised and serviced around 80 institutional clients. Willem obtained his master’s degree in economics from Tilburg University, specializing in accountancy and investment theory. He holds a RBA degree (registered investment analyst).

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