Manning & Napier (“Manning & Napier” or “the Company”) is participating in the 2013 Pensions & Investments West Coast Defined Contribution Conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California from Sunday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 29. At booth #23, the Company will feature a recently released white paper highlighting fiduciary considerations, “Raising The Bar on Target Date Due Diligence: How Improved Transparency Can Help Fiduciaries,” co-authored with Strategic Insight. Jeff Coons, President and Co-Director of Research from Manning & Napier, will participate as a panelist in the session titled, “Revisiting the active-passive debate in a defined contribution context,” held from 2:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013. The session will focus on a new look at the active versus passive investing debate, and what’s at stake for retirement savers. For more information on this session, please view the conference agenda here. In addition, Coons and Mary Moglia-Cannon, JD, Senior Analyst and Portfolio Strategist from Manning & Napier, will be on-site at booth #23. For more information on Manning & Napier, please visit: www.manning-napier.com. For more information on the 2013 Pensions & Investments West Coast Defined Contribution Conference, please visit: http://conferences.pionline.com/conference/dc-west/2013/home. About Manning & Napier Manning & Napier (NYSE:MN) provides a broad range of investment solutions through separately managed accounts, mutual funds, and collective investment trust funds, as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. Founded in 1970, we offer equity and fixed income portfolios as well as a range of blended asset portfolios, such as life cycle funds, that use a mix of stocks and bonds. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, our relationship goes beyond investment management and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems. We are headquartered in Fairport, NY and had 515 employees as of June 30, 2013.