Investment Objective

To provide long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in common stocks of U.S. issuers.

Investment Strategy

The Series primarily invests in common stocks. It may invest in large, mid, and small size companies within the U.S.

May be Appropriate for Investors

  • Seeking high rates of return typically associated with the stock market over time
  • Willing to accept the higher level of short-term volatility associated with the stock market

Daily Price

$14.56

Daily $ Change

-$0.02

Daily % Change

-0.14%

as of 01/18/2018

Ticker

EXEYX

CUSIP

563821602

Inception Date

05/01/1998

Investment Minimum

$2,000.00

Investment minimum may be waived for certain qualified retirement plans and participants in an automatic investment program.

Important Documents

Summary Prospectus
Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Fact Sheet
Applications & Forms
XBRL-03/14/17

Annualized Performance

As of 12/31/2017

YTD

---

1 Year

28.78%

3 Year

9.80%

5 Year

13.76%

10 Year

7.47%

Inception
(---)

---

US Stock Market Cycle (04/01/2000 - 12/31/2017)

7.93%

Prior to 07/10/2002, all performance figures reflect the performance of the Exeter Trust Company Group Trust for Employee Benefit Plans: All-Equity Collective Investment Trust fund (the “Collective”), which was managed by Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. (predecessor to Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC), an affiliate of the distributor, and reorganized into the Manning & Napier Fund, Inc. Equity Series on 07/10/2002. The Collective was not open to the public generally or registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the fees of the Collective were lower than the Series’ fees. Therefore, historical performance of the Collective would have been lower if the Collective had been subject to the same fees as the Series. Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.

Expense Ratio

Gross 1.14%
Net 1.05%*

*Includes a shareholder servicing fee of 0.25%. Reflects the Advisor’s contractual agreement to limit its fees and reimburse certain expenses. The contractual waiver may not be amended or terminated prior to the expiration date (02/28/2018) without the approval of the Fund's Board of Directors.

Top Ten Investments

As of 12/31/2017

FACEBOOK INC -A 3.36%
SERVICENOW INC 3.29%
VISA INC - CLASS A SHARES 3.28%
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 3.10%
O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC 2.86%
DAVITA INC. 2.83%
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC 2.65%
CHARLES SCHWAB CORP/THE 2.56%
PRICELINE GROUP INC 2.46%
NIKE INC CLASS B 2.40%

Top Ten Investments list is unaudited and excludes cash

Sector Allocation

As of 12/31/2017

Consumer Discretionary 12.97%
Consumer Staples 5.47%
Energy 2.16%
Financials 7.00%
Health Care 21.24%
Industrials 9.27%
Information Technology 24.42%
Materials 10.49%
Real Estate 4.76%
Telecommunication Services 2.22%

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P) and is licensed for use by Manning & Napier when referencing GICS sectors. Nether MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification nor shall any such party have any liability therefrom. The “Other” category contains securities such as ETFs and others that cannot otherwise be classified.

December Fund Holdings

As of 12/31/2017

CUSIP Security Description Country Ticker Shares/Par Market Value (USD)
00724F101 ADOBE SYS INC US ADBE 9,735 $1,705,961.40
00790X101 ADVANCED DISPOSAL SERVICES US ADSW 36,320 $869,500.80
02079K107 ALPHABET INC-CL C US GOOG 595 $622,608.00
02079K305 ALPHABET INC-CL A US GOOGL 590 $621,506.00
023135106 AMAZON.COM INC US AMZN 1,310 $1,532,005.70
03027X100 AMERICAN TOWER REIT INC US AMT 8,775 $1,251,929.25
03965L100 ARCONIC INC. US ARNC 62,690 $1,708,302.50
044186104 ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC US ASH 30,670 $2,183,704.00
053332102 AUTOZONE INC US AZO 2,670 $1,899,357.90
058498106 BALL CORP US BLL 20,130 $761,920.50
09061G101 BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC US BMRN 17,690 $1,577,417.30
09062X103 BIOGEN IDEC INC US BIIB 3,975 $1,266,315.75
09247X101 BLACKROCK INC US BLK 3,545 $1,821,101.95
110122108 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO US BMY 25,575 $1,567,236.00
12508E101 CDK GLOBAL INC US CDK 13,050 $930,204.00
125269100 CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC US CF 21,615 $919,502.10
134429109 CAMPBELL SOUP CO US CPB 34,900 $1,679,039.00
191216100 COCA COLA CO/THE US KO 32,995 $1,513,810.60
23918K108 DAVITA INC. US DVA 32,270 $2,331,507.50
25271C102 DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING US DO 38,220 $710,509.80
253393102 DICK'S SPORTING GOODS INC US DKS 31,290 $899,274.60
262006208 DREYFUS GVT CSH MANAGEMENT US 1,690,385.17 $1,690,385.17
269246401 ETRADE FINANCIAL CORP US ETFC 37,055 $1,836,816.35
285512109 ELECTRONIC ARTS US EA 15,970 $1,677,808.20
294429105 EQUIFAX INC US EFX 7,425 $875,556.00
30219G108 EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO US ESRX 19,880 $1,483,843.20
30303M102 FACEBOOK INC -A US FB 15,700 $2,770,422.00
31428X106 FEDEX CORPORATION US FDX 5,275 $1,316,323.50
35671D857 FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC US FCX 83,305 $1,579,462.80
371559105 GENESEE & WYOMING INC -CL A US GWR 11,355 $893,979.15
45337C102 INCYTE CORP US INCY 10,660 $1,009,608.60
46120E602 INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC US ISRG 2,155 $786,445.70
478160104 JOHNSON & JOHNSON US JNJ 18,305 $2,557,574.60
57636Q104 MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A US MA 11,405 $1,726,260.80
594918104 MICROSOFT CORP US MSFT 14,805 $1,266,419.70
654106103 NIKE INC CLASS B US NKE 31,625 $1,978,143.75
67103H107 O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC US ORLY 9,785 $2,353,683.90
741503403 PRICELINE GROUP INC US PCLN 1,165 $2,024,467.10
74736K101 QORVO INC US QRVO 15,640 $1,041,624.00
75886F107 REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC US REGN 3,710 $1,394,811.60
78410G104 SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP US SBAC 8,590 $1,403,262.40
808513105 CHARLES SCHWAB CORP/THE US SCHW 41,065 $2,109,509.05
81211K100 SEALED AIR CORP US SEE 18,270 $900,711.00
812578102 SEATTLE GENETICS INC US SGEN 20,300 $1,086,050.00
81762P102 SERVICENOW INC US NOW 20,805 $2,712,763.95
83088M102 SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC US SWKS 14,895 $1,414,280.25
84265V105 SOUTHERN COPPER CORPORATION US SCCO 30,950 $1,468,577.50
85208M102 SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC US SFM 54,160 $1,318,796.00
882508104 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC US TXN 9,000 $939,960.00
883556102 THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC US TMO 6,470 $1,228,523.60
92532F100 VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC US VRTX 8,110 $1,215,364.60
92826C839 VISA INC - CLASS A SHARES US V 23,735 $2,706,264.70
962166104 WEYERHAEUSER CO US WY 35,905 $1,266,010.30
98919V105 ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC US ZAYO 49,820 $1,833,376.00
G0750C108 AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD US AXTA 25,680 $831,004.80
G3157S106 ENSCO INTERNATIONAL INC US ESV 35,285 $208,534.35
G6518L108 NIELSEN HOLDINGS PLC US NLSN 54,230 $1,973,972.00
H8817H100 TRANSOCEAN LTD US RIG 80,975 $864,813.00

Investments will change over time.

Investments will change over time.

Daily Price

$14.56

Daily $ Change

-$0.02

Daily % Change

-0.14%

as of 01/18/2018

Ticker

EXEYX

CUSIP

563821602

Inception Date

05/01/1998

Investment Minimum

$2,000.00

Investment minimum may be waived for certain qualified retirement plans and participants in an automatic investment program.

Important Documents

Summary Prospectus
Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Fact Sheet
Applications & Forms
XBRL-03/14/17

Investment Objective

To provide long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in common stocks of U.S. issuers.

Investment Strategy

The Series primarily invests in common stocks. It may invest in large, mid, and small size companies within the U.S.

May be Appropriate for Investors

  • Seeking high rates of return typically associated with the stock market over time
  • Willing to accept the higher level of short-term volatility associated with the stock market

Annualized Performance

As of 12/31/2017

YTD

---

1 Year

28.78%

3 Year

9.80%

5 Year

13.76%

10 Year

7.47%

Inception
(---)

---

US Stock Market Cycle (04/01/2000 - 12/31/2017)

7.93%

Prior to 07/10/2002, all performance figures reflect the performance of the Exeter Trust Company Group Trust for Employee Benefit Plans: All-Equity Collective Investment Trust fund (the “Collective”), which was managed by Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. (predecessor to Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC), an affiliate of the distributor, and reorganized into the Manning & Napier Fund, Inc. Equity Series on 07/10/2002. The Collective was not open to the public generally or registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the fees of the Collective were lower than the Series’ fees. Therefore, historical performance of the Collective would have been lower if the Collective had been subject to the same fees as the Series. Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.

Expense Ratio

Gross 1.14%
Net 1.05%*

*Includes a shareholder servicing fee of 0.25%. Reflects the Advisor’s contractual agreement to limit its fees and reimburse certain expenses. The contractual waiver may not be amended or terminated prior to the expiration date (02/28/2018) without the approval of the Fund's Board of Directors.

Top Ten Investments

As of 12/31/2017

FACEBOOK INC -A 3.36%
SERVICENOW INC 3.29%
VISA INC - CLASS A SHARES 3.28%
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 3.10%
O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC 2.86%
DAVITA INC. 2.83%
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC 2.65%
CHARLES SCHWAB CORP/THE 2.56%
PRICELINE GROUP INC 2.46%
NIKE INC CLASS B 2.40%

Top Ten Investments list is unaudited and excludes cash

Sector Allocation

As of 12/31/2017

Consumer Discretionary
12.97%
Consumer Staples
5.47%
Energy
2.16%
Financials
7.00%
Health Care
21.24%
Industrials
9.27%
Information Technology
24.42%
Materials
10.49%
Real Estate
4.76%
Telecommunication Services
2.22%

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P) and is licensed for use by Manning & Napier when referencing GICS sectors. Nether MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification nor shall any such party have any liability therefrom. The “Other” category contains securities such as ETFs and others that cannot otherwise be classified.

December Fund Holdings

As of 12/31/2017

CUSIP Security Description Country Ticker Shares/Par Market Value (USD)
00724F101 ADOBE SYS INC US ADBE 9,735 $1,705,961.40
00790X101 ADVANCED DISPOSAL SERVICES US ADSW 36,320 $869,500.80
02079K107 ALPHABET INC-CL C US GOOG 595 $622,608.00
02079K305 ALPHABET INC-CL A US GOOGL 590 $621,506.00
023135106 AMAZON.COM INC US AMZN 1,310 $1,532,005.70
03027X100 AMERICAN TOWER REIT INC US AMT 8,775 $1,251,929.25
03965L100 ARCONIC INC. US ARNC 62,690 $1,708,302.50
044186104 ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC US ASH 30,670 $2,183,704.00
053332102 AUTOZONE INC US AZO 2,670 $1,899,357.90
058498106 BALL CORP US BLL 20,130 $761,920.50
09061G101 BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC US BMRN 17,690 $1,577,417.30
09062X103 BIOGEN IDEC INC US BIIB 3,975 $1,266,315.75
09247X101 BLACKROCK INC US BLK 3,545 $1,821,101.95
110122108 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO US BMY 25,575 $1,567,236.00
12508E101 CDK GLOBAL INC US CDK 13,050 $930,204.00
125269100 CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC US CF 21,615 $919,502.10
134429109 CAMPBELL SOUP CO US CPB 34,900 $1,679,039.00
191216100 COCA COLA CO/THE US KO 32,995 $1,513,810.60
23918K108 DAVITA INC. US DVA 32,270 $2,331,507.50
25271C102 DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING US DO 38,220 $710,509.80
253393102 DICK'S SPORTING GOODS INC US DKS 31,290 $899,274.60
262006208 DREYFUS GVT CSH MANAGEMENT US 1,690,385.17 $1,690,385.17
269246401 ETRADE FINANCIAL CORP US ETFC 37,055 $1,836,816.35
285512109 ELECTRONIC ARTS US EA 15,970 $1,677,808.20
294429105 EQUIFAX INC US EFX 7,425 $875,556.00
30219G108 EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO US ESRX 19,880 $1,483,843.20
30303M102 FACEBOOK INC -A US FB 15,700 $2,770,422.00
31428X106 FEDEX CORPORATION US FDX 5,275 $1,316,323.50
35671D857 FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC US FCX 83,305 $1,579,462.80
371559105 GENESEE & WYOMING INC -CL A US GWR 11,355 $893,979.15
45337C102 INCYTE CORP US INCY 10,660 $1,009,608.60
46120E602 INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC US ISRG 2,155 $786,445.70
478160104 JOHNSON & JOHNSON US JNJ 18,305 $2,557,574.60
57636Q104 MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A US MA 11,405 $1,726,260.80
594918104 MICROSOFT CORP US MSFT 14,805 $1,266,419.70
654106103 NIKE INC CLASS B US NKE 31,625 $1,978,143.75
67103H107 O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC US ORLY 9,785 $2,353,683.90
741503403 PRICELINE GROUP INC US PCLN 1,165 $2,024,467.10
74736K101 QORVO INC US QRVO 15,640 $1,041,624.00
75886F107 REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC US REGN 3,710 $1,394,811.60
78410G104 SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP US SBAC 8,590 $1,403,262.40
808513105 CHARLES SCHWAB CORP/THE US SCHW 41,065 $2,109,509.05
81211K100 SEALED AIR CORP US SEE 18,270 $900,711.00
812578102 SEATTLE GENETICS INC US SGEN 20,300 $1,086,050.00
81762P102 SERVICENOW INC US NOW 20,805 $2,712,763.95
83088M102 SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC US SWKS 14,895 $1,414,280.25
84265V105 SOUTHERN COPPER CORPORATION US SCCO 30,950 $1,468,577.50
85208M102 SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC US SFM 54,160 $1,318,796.00
882508104 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC US TXN 9,000 $939,960.00
883556102 THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC US TMO 6,470 $1,228,523.60
92532F100 VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC US VRTX 8,110 $1,215,364.60
92826C839 VISA INC - CLASS A SHARES US V 23,735 $2,706,264.70
962166104 WEYERHAEUSER CO US WY 35,905 $1,266,010.30
98919V105 ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC US ZAYO 49,820 $1,833,376.00
G0750C108 AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD US AXTA 25,680 $831,004.80
G3157S106 ENSCO INTERNATIONAL INC US ESV 35,285 $208,534.35
G6518L108 NIELSEN HOLDINGS PLC US NLSN 54,230 $1,973,972.00
H8817H100 TRANSOCEAN LTD US RIG 80,975 $864,813.00

Investments will change over time.

Distributions

  • Equity Series Class S Distribution History
  • 2018 Distribution Calendar
  • Fourth Quarter 2017 Distributions
  • Third Quarter 2017 Distributions
  • Second Quarter 2017 Distributions
  • First Quarter 2017 Distributions
  • Tax Letter

A Word About Risk

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. As with any stock fund, the value of your investment will fluctuate in response to stock market movements. Investing in the Series will also involve a number of other risks, including issuer-specific risk, small-cap/mid-cap risk, and interest rate risk.


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