Investment Objective

To manage against capital risk by reducing year-to-year volatility as well as long-term capital growth through investing in ETFs with a higher standard of environmental, social, and governance principles.

Investment Team

The portfolio is managed by a team of five research professionals whose three key members average over 16 years with the firm and determine which securities are purchased for the portfolio.

Performance

As of 09/30/2021

YTD

2.7%

1 Year

8.55%

3 Year

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5 Year

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10 Year

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Inception
(07/01/2020)

9.56%

Composition

The portfolio is a globally diversified, actively-allocated multi-asset class collection of ETFs. The portfolio will primarily be invested in ESG based ETFs, to the extent possible, based on availability and suitability.

20% - 60% Equities

Investment Process

Asset allocation is determined through a qualitative assessment of a complementary set of quantitative indicators. In managing the portfolio, a “top-down” approach is used to identify areas of opportunity and risk and adjust the portfolio’s asset allocation as the market and economic environment changes. The goal is to allocate assets toward areas where risks are low and opportunities are high, and similarly, avoid areas of the market demonstrating high risk and low opportunity. The firm's Investment Policy Group first issues broad guidance for multi-asset class portfolio asset allocation based on the firm's economic and market outlook. Then, using a variety of economic, valuation, liquidity, and sentiment data, Manning & Napier’s Quantitative Strategies Group makes stock/bond asset allocation decisions as well as more specific asset class, sector, region, or country allocation decisions based on their indicators’ assessment of the likely risk/reward of each asset class. Once the desired asset class mix is determined, ETFs are selected based on desired market exposure, structure, and cost of ownership (expense ratios, trading costs, etc.) to achieve the target asset allocation. The portfolio will primarily be invested in ESG based ETFs, to the extent possible, based on availability and suitability.

The Managed ETF ESG - Moderate Growth Composite is a weighted average of discretionary separately managed accounts managed under the ETF ESG- Moderate Growth strategy. Accounts in this composite must have a market value greater than $100,000 and tenure of at least one month under our management. The ETF ESG - Moderate Growth strategy is a blended investment objective that is primarily invested in Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) based exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), to the extent possible based on availability and suitability, which provide exposure to various equity and fixed income markets/sectors. The primary investment objective of accounts in this composite is long-term growth, and the secondary objective is preservation of capital. Equity exposure for accounts in this composite typically ranges from 20% to 60% with situational adjustments within this range at our discretion. Net-of-fee returns are based off of actual fees. They are after brokerage commissions, reinvested income, advisory fees, and if applicable, the fees of the Investor’s Personal Financial Advisor, but before custodian costs. Also, accounts subject to solicitation fees may incur as much as 0.15% in additional expenses. Fees will vary with size and circumstances and these fee differentials would impact returns accordingly. Past performance does not guarantee future results. All returns were earned in USD and are stated here in USD. All data are subject to revision. Performance for periods greater than one year is annualized.

Investment Objective

To manage against capital risk by reducing year-to-year volatility as well as long-term capital growth through investing in ETFs with a higher standard of environmental, social, and governance principles.

Investment Team

The portfolio is managed by a team of five research professionals whose three key members average over 16 years with the firm and determine which securities are purchased for the portfolio.

Composition

The portfolio is a globally diversified, actively-allocated multi-asset class collection of ETFs. The portfolio will primarily be invested in ESG based ETFs, to the extent possible, based on availability and suitability.

20% - 60% Equities

Performance

As of 09/30/2021

YTD

2.7%

1 Year

8.55%

3 Year

---

5 Year

---

10 Year

---

Inception
(07/01/2020)

9.56%

Investment Process

Asset allocation is determined through a qualitative assessment of a complementary set of quantitative indicators. In managing the portfolio, a “top-down” approach is used to identify areas of opportunity and risk and adjust the portfolio’s asset allocation as the market and economic environment changes. The goal is to allocate assets toward areas where risks are low and opportunities are high, and similarly, avoid areas of the market demonstrating high risk and low opportunity. The firm's Investment Policy Group first issues broad guidance for multi-asset class portfolio asset allocation based on the firm's economic and market outlook. Then, using a variety of economic, valuation, liquidity, and sentiment data, Manning & Napier’s Quantitative Strategies Group makes stock/bond asset allocation decisions as well as more specific asset class, sector, region, or country allocation decisions based on their indicators’ assessment of the likely risk/reward of each asset class. Once the desired asset class mix is determined, ETFs are selected based on desired market exposure, structure, and cost of ownership (expense ratios, trading costs, etc.) to achieve the target asset allocation. The portfolio will primarily be invested in ESG based ETFs, to the extent possible, based on availability and suitability.

The Managed ETF ESG - Moderate Growth Composite is a weighted average of discretionary separately managed accounts managed under the ETF ESG- Moderate Growth strategy. Accounts in this composite must have a market value greater than $100,000 and tenure of at least one month under our management. The ETF ESG - Moderate Growth strategy is a blended investment objective that is primarily invested in Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) based exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), to the extent possible based on availability and suitability, which provide exposure to various equity and fixed income markets/sectors. The primary investment objective of accounts in this composite is long-term growth, and the secondary objective is preservation of capital. Equity exposure for accounts in this composite typically ranges from 20% to 60% with situational adjustments within this range at our discretion. Net-of-fee returns are based off of actual fees. They are after brokerage commissions, reinvested income, advisory fees, and if applicable, the fees of the Investor’s Personal Financial Advisor, but before custodian costs. Also, accounts subject to solicitation fees may incur as much as 0.15% in additional expenses. Fees will vary with size and circumstances and these fee differentials would impact returns accordingly. Past performance does not guarantee future results. All returns were earned in USD and are stated here in USD. All data are subject to revision. Performance for periods greater than one year is annualized.


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