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.

  • September 23, 2020

    Webinar: Understanding COVID and its Controversies

    There are endless questions on COVID-19, vaccines, treatments, and more. Watch our CEO, Marc Mayer, and our Life Sciences team dissect the medical aspects of the virus, and where we are going to go from here.
  • September 14, 2020

    The 2020 US Elections: Sorting Through the Possibilities

    With the upcoming US federal elections less than two months away, many are starting to ask about possible outcomes and how they may impact markets. The 2020 elections were always going to be a significant event, and the pandemic and subsequent events this year have surely made it even more of a …
  • September 01, 2020

    September 2020 Perspective

    Market Recovery Complete The US stock market has fully recaptured its COVID-19 pandemic losses, breaching the highs of February and more. August’s market rise added further gains on top of what had already become a historic rally. The recovery has been led by the usual suspects: growth and …
  • August 28, 2020

    Three Issues We’re Thinking About Right Now

    Between the pandemic, the market, and everything else happening in the world today, it’s been a busy summer. With so many people taking much needed time off, we know it can be difficult to follow the latest in the markets. We have received a lot of questions lately on the status of the US …

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).