401k Plan Sponsors

A Commitment to Plan Participants

We have extensive experience providing retirement plan investment solutions designed to help participants achieve retirement success. Considered a pioneer of lifecycle investing, we have helped plan participants build and protect retirement wealth for more than four decades. Through our full array of fund offerings, we are committed to achieving a better financial future for plan participants.

QDIA Solutions

Market environments can change dramatically over the length of time that a participant is saving for retirement. Helping protect 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.

Target Date Funds

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.


Risk-Based Funds

If you feel a risk-based QDIA is a more appropriate match for your participant demographics, our options provide participants with an active risk management approach to retirement investing.

Mutual Funds

Learn more about our solutions

Our team is here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us if you would like to learn more about the retirement plan investment solutions that we offer our institutional clients.

Thought Leadership

Leverage our in-depth research and economic analysis to help address your clients’ most critical concerns.

  • January 04, 2022

    Inflation and the Great Resignation

      Nearly four months since the stimulus funds ended, the US economy is relatively in the same place it’s been all year. The economy is running hotter than it has in a long time, prices are clearly rising, and quality labor is still hard to find. Surging economic growth without inflation is the …
  • January 04, 2022

    January Perspective

    All Time Highs US stocks kept on rolling higher through December, capping off another quarter of gains and culminating in what turned out to be an excellent run of performance in 2021. Over the course of the year, the S&P 500 delivered 29% total return, with growth mildly outperforming value, by …
  • December 20, 2021

    For Sale: Real Estate

    The real estate market has done well this year as supply shortfalls and a demand surge sparked sharply higher prices. As with most industries, the pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions have caused a variety of issues in the construction industry, in ways that may leave a long-lasting …
  • December 20, 2021

    Recommended Reads for 2022

    Here at Manning & Napier, reading and learning has long been a part of our DNA. That’s because we believe in continuous growth. We believe in advancing literacy (both traditional and financial). We believe in reading for the fun of it. With these values in mind, we have put together our first- …

Manning & Napier's lifecycle offerings include risk-based mutual funds and collective investment trusts (CIT), the Manning & Napier Fund, Inc. Pro-Blend® Series and  Manning & Napier Pro-Mix® CITs, and target date (age-based) CITs, the Manning & Napier Retirement Target CITs.

Because lifecycle 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 lifecycle 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).