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VOYA Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund

VOYA Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund

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

: | New York Stock Exchange: IGD


Invests in 80–120 global, common stocks with a history of attractive dividend yields

Sells call options on selected indices and/or on individual securities and/or ETFs to seek gains and lower volatility of total returns over a market cycle

May partially hedge currency exposure to reduce volatility of returns

Investment Objective

This Closed-End Fund seeks a high level of income; capital appreciation is secondary.


Bruno Springael, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2011
Bruno is a Senior Portfolio Manager and co-manages the Global High Dividend fund. He joined the High Dividend Value team in May 2011. Prior to this position, Bruno was Head of the Corporate Analytics department, responsible for Developed Markets. Corporate Analytic’s primary focus and responsibility is to generate bottom-up research and investment ideas as an input to all portfolio management teams. Since July 2005, Bruno has been the firm's Europe deputy head of Equity Investments and head of the Global Sectors team. Bruno started with BBL Asset Management (predecessor of the firm) in 1987 as an Equity analyst, with a focus on technology, a position he held for 5 years. After that Bruno was Fixed Income fund manager for over 3 years. Bruno holds a Master Degree in Psychology and holds a Degree of Management from the University of Brussels, obtained in 1983.
Nicolas Simar, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2005
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 2005
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).
Edwin Cuppen, RBA, CAIA, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2010
Edwin Cuppen is an investment manager of structured investments at Voya Investment Management, responsible for managing a range of structured mutual funds and the execution of transactions in derivatives portfolios. Prior to joining the firm, he was a sales advisor in a broad range of treasury products for Rabobank International servicing corporate and institutional clients. Edwin began his career as a trader in FX forwards and money market derivatives with ABN AMRO Bank. Edwin received his master's degree in financial management from Nyenrode University in Breukelen, specializing in corporate finance and treasury. In addition, Edwin holds a RBA-degree (Certified European Financial Analyst) and CAIA designation (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst).

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