| ||Reuben Auspitz is the Co-Chair of the Executive Group and Executive Vice President of Manning & Napier Advisors - an investment advisory firm headquartered in Rochester, New York. Manning & Napier is nationally regarded for its risk-averse style of investment management and for having been among the pioneers in the 1980's of multiple asset-class "life cycle" portfolios for 401(k) plans. When Reuben joined the Company in 1983, it had less than $800 million in assets under management and fewer than 20 people. Today, the Manning & Napier Group of Companies comprises approximately 300 employees with more than $18 billion under its management.
Reuben also serves as President of the Manning & Napier mutual funds and as Chairman of both the affiliated New Hampshire-chartered Exeter Trust Company and the Manning & Napier Advisory Advantage Corporation, which works with the clients of independent financial planners nationwide.
For more than a decade, Reuben has been a principal investor in, and director of, several Manning & Napier sister companies that have web-based business models. Three are in fields related to the Group's original businesses -- health & welfare benefits management systems, health advisory services, and worksite retirement and financial planning analytics. Two other affiliates are in unrelated businesses, namely: TextWise, LLC, which has pioneered complex content management solutions used to date by agencies of the U.S. Government; and, IP.com, Inc., a web-based and enterprise-wide provider of innovation management and intellectual property protection solutions to such technology leaders as IBM, General Electric, Siemens, Dow, BASF, Hitachi, Sony, France Telecom, among others.
Prior to Manning & Napier, Reuben's business career included work as: a consultant to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in India; a health care securities analyst for Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Citibank; and, assistant to the VP - Finance of Pfizer, along with a similar position at Squibb.
Reuben earned his B.A. (Politics) degree from Brandeis University in 1969 and his Masters in Public Affairs (Economic Development) from Princeton University in 1973. He was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Travel Fellowship during his senior year at Brandeis, which he took in Asia in 1970-71, and a Visiting Graduate Fellowship at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel for a year of study in 1971-72.