Manning & Napier Advisors (MNA) offers equity, fixed income and objectives-based portfolios that invest mainly in stocks and bonds, including US and non-US issuers, and various market caps. The firm primarily employs a fundamental approach to equity selection, with decisions being driven by either top-down or bottom-up research. Fixed income decisions are based on fundamental analysis of macroeconomics, interest rate trends and the valuation of fixed income sectors and issues. MNA's objectives-based (multi-asset class) strategies employ an array of asset class blends to build portfolios ranging from very conservative to highly aggressive. Portfolios with growth objectives include: Conservative Growth, Growth with Reduced Volatility, Long-Term Growth, Equity Focused Blend, and Equity-Oriented. MNA's objectives-based strategies also include: Strategic Income (Conservative and Moderate), Global Tactical Allocation and Income Plus. MNA offers a range of equity strategies including: US Core, Core Equity-Unrestricted, US Large-Cap Core, Core Non-US Equity, Core Non-US Equity Select, Disciplined Value, Global Quality, Global, International and Emerging Markets.MNA's fixed-income strategies include specialized management of fixed income portfolios for which the client has assumed the responsibility for asset allocation. These strategies include: Liquidity, Short-Term, Intermediate, Aggregate, Corporate, International, TIPs and Flexible Income.Within a multiple manager Integrated Advisors Portfolio (IAP) portfolio, MNA’s Client Analytics Group evaluates and recommends specialty asset class managers using either external sub-advisors or external mutual funds. The group evaluates and monitors managers based on the following: overall consistency with portfolio objectives, experience and stability of the manager & investment process, and value-added returns over a range of market environments. MNA’s managed futures investment team is responsible for deriving and executing quantitative futures models. The team uses an experience-driven mathematical and statistical approach to investment decision-making. The process has three steps: signal estimation, portfolio construction and risk management. Signal estimation uses MNA’s forecasting models to develop market views. Buy or sell signals are then captured by the portfolio construction algorithm where the signals are converted to portfolio positions. Risk management governs the broad range of global portfolio exposures.