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.

Mutual Funds

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.

  • July 10, 2020

    Webinar: Mid-Year Outlook: Staying on Track in a Runaway Market

    After the sharpest economic slowdown in history, many are wondering how it can be that stocks are almost all the way back to all-time highs. Are you wondering whether you missed the market rally, or how you’re going to retire when interest rates are historically low? In our 20 …
  • July 06, 2020

    July 2020 Perspective

    A Rally for the Ages The US stock market finished June higher, adding incremental gains on what was already shaping up as a historic quarter. Equities closed the month within striking distance of flat year-to-date, and they have recovered much of their losses from the mid-March low. Our …
  • July 01, 2020

    Natural Gas: Weathering the Storm

    As the economy moved into more difficult conditions in the first half of 2020, we’ve seen a significant shift in natural gas pricing. A persistent oversupply has begun to cause pain for gas producers, leading to cuts in capital expenditure, and a need to lower production. While lower prices …
  • June 29, 2020

    Five Things You Should Know About Giving Circles

    A giving circle is a group of philanthropic individuals that come together to pool dollars collectively and decide where to donate the funds. Most giving circles are started by a small group of interested friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors who all have a shared interest in giving …

Manning & Napier's lifecycle offerings include target date (age-based) and risk-based mutual funds (Manning & Napier Fund, Inc. Target Series and Pro-Blend® Series) and affiliate collective investment trusts (CIT) (Manning & Napier Pro-Mix® CITs, Retirement Target CITs, and Manning & Napier Fi360 ETF 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).