Mid Cap Growth | Voya Investment Management

Mid Cap Growth


The Mid Cap Growth strategy is an actively managed mid-cap growth strategy that relies on fundamental research and analysis to identify companies with strong and accelerating business momentum, increasing market acceptance and attractive valuations. Our disciplined, bottom-up strategy focuses on security selection, using rigorous fundamental research and analysis of the characteristics of individual companies.

Key Benefits

  • History of consistent performance across a range of market environments
  • Disciplined, repeatable process driven by fundamental research
  • Stable, experienced investment team leverages the resources of Voya’s Fundamental Equity platform
  • Strong performance relative to the benchmark and peer group competitors since inception
  • Close adherence to style assures suitability in a formal asset allocation process



As of 8/31/221 Month3 MonthYTD1yr3yr5yr10yrSince Inception (8/01/05)
Composite Gross-1.024.20-21.99-24.4410.0010.8612.0611.12
Composite Net-1.084.01-22.39-25.029.1810.0411.2310.25
Gross Excess Return2.263.763.

* Russell Midcap Growth Index

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance data is considered final unless indicated as preliminary. Monthly performance is based on full GIPS Composite returns. Access the GIPS page for full composite details.

The Composite performance information represents the investment results of a group of fully discretionary accounts managed with the investment objective of outperforming the benchmark. Information is subject to change at any time. Gross returns are presented after all transaction costs, but before management fees. Returns include the reinvestment of income. Net performance is shown after the deduction of a model management fee equal to the highest fee charged.


Investment Team

Jeffrey Bianchi

Jeffrey R Bianchi, CFA

Head of Growth and Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 28

Years with Voya: 28

Jeffrey Bianchi is head of growth and a portfolio manager for the large cap growth and mid cap growth strategies at Voya Investment Management. Jeff started his career as a quantitative analyst and subsequently served as a fundamental analyst on the growth strategies covering the health care, technology, and industrials sectors for large cap growth strategies. He became Assistant Portfolio Manager for the growth strategies in 2000, was named a lead portfolio manager on the mid cap growth strategy in 2005, and was named a lead portfolio manager on the large cap growth strategy in 2008. Jeff earned an MA in economics, a BA in economics, and a BS in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Kristy Finnegan

Kristy R Finnegan, CFA

Co-Head of Large Cap Fundamental Research and Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 22

Years with Voya: 21

Kristy Finnegan is co-head of large cap fundamental research and a portfolio manager on the large and mid cap growth strategies at Voya Investment Management. Prior to rejoining the growth team, Kristy served four years as a portfolio manager for the large cap value strategies. Previously at Voya, Kristy was an analyst covering both consumer and technology stocks, including several year with the growth team covering consumer stocks. Prior to joining Voya, Kristy was an investment banking analyst at SunTrust Equitable Securities where she focused on deals primarily in the education and health care sectors. Kristy earned a BS in economics from Vanderbilt University and is a CFA® Charterholder.
Michael Pytosh

Michael Pytosh

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Equities

Years of Experience: 36

Years with Voya: 18

Michael Pytosh is the co-chief investment officer, equities at Voya Investment Management. Mike also serves as a portfolio manager on the firm’s large cap growth and mid cap growth strategies. Previously at Voya, Mike covered the technology sector as an analyst. Prior to joining Voya, he was president of Lincoln Equity Management, LLC and a technology analyst. Mike also served as a technology analyst at JPMorgan Investment Management and an analyst at Lehman Brothers. Mike started his career at American Express. Mike earned a BS in accounting from Arizona State University and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Leigh Todd

Leigh Todd, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Years of Experience: 26

Years with Voya: 1

Leigh Todd is a senior portfolio manager for the large cap growth and mid cap growth strategies at Voya Investment Management. Prior to joining Voya, Leigh was a portfolio manager and senior research analyst at Mellon. Previously, she was a portfolio manager at State Street Global Advisors. Leigh earned a BS in economics from Lehigh University. She is a CFA® Charterholder.


Principal Risk

The principal risks are generally those attributable to stock investing. Holdings are subject to market, issuer and other risks, and their values may fluctuate. Market risk is the risk that securities may decline in value due to factors affecting the securities markets or particular industries. Issuer risk is the risk that the value of a security may decline for reasons specific to the issuer, such as changes in its financial condition. More particularly, growth-oriented stocks typically sell at higher valuations than other stocks. If a growth-oriented stock does not exhibit the level of growth expected, its price may drop sharply. Additionally, growth-oriented stocks have been more volatile than value-oriented stocks.