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Capital Market Assumptions 2023

November 23, 2022

Our long-term return expectations for capital markets serve as key inputs into our strategic asset allocation process for multi-asset portfolios and provide context for shorter-term forecasting.

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The Fed pivoting to a pause, not to cuts

November 21, 2022

Eyes remain firmly on the Federal Reserve, which has engineered a landscape of materially higher real and nominal rates.

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Inflation finally moves lower. Will it last?

November 16, 2022

Look under the hood of sizzling headline inflation, and you’ll see it starting to cool.

Excess Capital Yield: A Better Framework for Value Investing

September 12, 2022

Voya’s large cap value team believes that excess capital yield (ECY) provides a holistic view of the amount of capital a company has available to create value. We apply our ECY framework to evaluate stocks from a relative value perspective and construct a diversified portfolio with a higher yield than the benchmark.

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Q&A: Liquidity in Commercial Mortgage Loans

August 30, 2022

Commercial mortgage loans (CMLs) have a track record of strong, differentiated returns that have made them an effective way to diversify institutional fixed income portfolios. Given the historical frictions in CML transactions, many investors assume the asset class is illiquid. However, technologies and platforms to connect buyers and sellers have improved significantly since the 2008 financial crisis. The resulting liquidity has made it easier for institutional investors to access CMLs in a broader range of investment vehicles, including pooled accounts such as collective investment trusts.

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Voya Views: Do ESG critics have a point?

August 24, 2022

Taking the tough questions head on, Do ESG critics have a point? raises issues such as ESG’s recent underperformance (and the problem with generalizing issues about ESG), the veracity of impact investing and the troubling lack of clarity on ESG product labeling.

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