VOYA International High Dividend Equity Income Fund

VOYA International High Dividend Equity Income Fund

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

: | New York Stock Exchange: IID


Invests in 110–270 in dividend-producing equity securities of foreign companies

Target portfolio allocation: 50% European equity, 40% Asia Pacific equity, 10% Rest-of-the-World equity

Sell call options on selected indices, and/or on equity securities and/or ETFs, with the underlying value of such calls representing 20–50% of the value of Fund portfolio holdings

Investment Objective

This Closed-End Fund seeks total return through a combination of current income and realized gains with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation.


Martin Jansen, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2007
Martin Jansen is a portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management responsible for the infrastructure, industrials and materials fund and the international high dividend income fund and has extensive experience running international value strategies. Previously, he was responsible for managing the transition of the U.S. equity trading facility and U.S. equity assets from former parent, ING Group in The Hague to ING Aeltus. Martin joined the firm to co-manage U.S. equity portfolios and was named head of the U.S. equity team in 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Martin was responsible for the U.S. equity and venture capital portfolios at a large corporate Dutch pension fund. He received a BComm and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Manu Vandenbulck, Portfolio Manager
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.
Nicolas Simar, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2007
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 2010
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).
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.

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