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VOYA Global Advantage & Premium Opportunity Fund

VOYA Global Advantage & 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: IGA


Overview

Invests in global equity portfolio of 100-150 stocks

Sells call options on selected security indexes and/or ETFs, on an amount equal to approximately 50–100% of the value of the Fund’s common stock holdings

Hedges major currency exposure to reduce volatility of returns

Investment Objective

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

Executives

Pieter Schop, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2012
Pieter Schop is senior investment manager of equities in the global equity core team at Voya Investment Management. In his role he combines stock selection and portfolio management activities. Previously, Pieter was a senior investment manager in the European equity team. In this team he was a sector specialist, most recently for the telecom and cyclical services sectors. Moreover, he managed a number of segregated mandates. Prior to joining Voya he worked at Mercer Ten Pas, a consulting firm, where Pieter made assessments of key institutional investors. He obtained his master’s degree in econometrics at the State University of Groningen in 1994.
Bert Veldman, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2012
Bert Veldman is a senior investment manager of equities in the global equity core team at Voya Investment Management. In his role he combines stock selection and portfolio management activities. Previously, Bert was in The Netherlands as a part of the Japan equity team based in The Hague, and subsequently relocated to Tokyo in 2003. Prior to that, he joined the firm in Singapore and in Hong Kong, where he managed a portfolio of Asian equities. Bert has built up extensive expertise in the Asian regions and managed several segregated mandates. He started his career as a financial analyst at Nationale-Nederlanden with responsibilities for the Japanese and Asian equity portfolios. He has a master’s degree in financial economics from the ‘Vrije Univerisiteit’ in Amsterdam. Bert holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Willem van Dommelen, RBA, Portfolio Manager, Managed Fund since 2012
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 2012
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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