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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
May 05, 2017
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol MN  
Entity Registrant Name Manning & Napier, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001524223  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Class A common stock    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,053,279
Class B common stock    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,000