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Market environments can change dramatically over the length of time that a participant is saving for retirement. Protecting participant balances in tough times is critical, particularly in the plan’s QDIA (Qualified Default Investment Alternative), an investment solution that may hold the majority of a participant’s retirement wealth. We believe plan participants benefit from continuous oversight and ongoing portfolio adjustments as market conditions change. Our goal is to maximize outcomes while minimizing risk to help participants meet their retirement savings needs.
Manning & Napier employs a non-traditional fund-of-funds structure, investing each of our target date funds in managed portfolios of stocks and bonds. This unique approach ensures coordinated portfolio management decisions.
Our GOAL® CIT Funds are a low-cost solution that combines our asset allocation expertise with underlying index-based exchange-traded funds.
If you feel a risk-based QDIA is a more appropriate match for your participant demographics, one of our QDIA lifestyle options can provide participants with our active risk management approach to retirement investing.
Manning & Napier’s life cycle offerings include target date (age-based) and lifestyle (risk-based) mutual funds (Manning & Napier Fund, Inc. Target Series and Pro-Blend® Series) and affiliate collective investment trust (CIT) funds (Manning & Napier Pro-Mix® CIT Funds, Retirement Target CIT Funds, and MANNING & NAPIER GOAL® CIT Funds).
Because life cycle funds invest in both stocks and bonds, the value of your investment will fluctuate in response to stock market movements and changes in interest rates. Investing in life cycle funds also involves a number of other risks, including issuer-specific risk, foreign investment risk, and small-cap/mid-cap risk as the underlying investments change over time. Investments in options and futures, like all derivatives, can be highly volatile and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. Also, the use of leverage increases exposure to the market and may magnify potential losses. Additionally, some target date funds invest in other funds and therefore, may have additional risks associated with the underlying funds. Principal value is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date (the approximate year when an investor plans to stop contributions and start periodic withdrawals).
Use QDIA Sync to evaluate your plan’s demographics and generate a report that provides a suitable QDIA solution, risk profile and investment characteristics.
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