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Dedicated to Enhancing Retirement Security

DCIIA fosters a dialogue among the leaders of the defined contribution community who are passionate about improving defined contribution outcomes.  Members include investment managers, consultants, record keepers, insurance companies, plan sponsors and others committed to the best interests of plan participants. Please read more about the Benefits of DCIIA Membership .

Retirement Research Center News

Pursuing Informed and Actionable Retirement Research”  –


DCIIA’s Retirement Research Board and the Automation Task Force announces a standardized lexicon for defined contribution retirement plans to promote further adoption of automatic features.  In the whitepaper, “Building a Common Language to Promote Adoption of Auto Features in DC Plans,” DCIIA seeks to increase auto feature adoption by enabling plan sponsors to focus on improving both the performance of their plans as well as participant outcome.

Please read our press release and article that PLANSPONSOR published about our initiative and access the paper.

All DCIIA papers are available in our publications directory.

Publications Directory

DCIIA Research Brief Points to Retirement Plan Leakage as Undermining Retirement Savings

DCIIA recently released a research brief on plan leakage asserting that plan leakage from cash outs in defined contribution plans remains an issue that is undermining the goal of preserving assets for retirement savings, thus compromising the ability of current workers to create an adequate income in retirement.  Read the press release and access the paper.

DCIIA Retirement Research Board (RRB)
We are pleased to share a list of current RRB projects as of 2Q 2016.

DCIIA & P&I Announce 2016 Excellence and Innovation Award Winners
Six winners were announced Monday for the Excellence and Innovation Awards at Pensions & Investments' West Coast Defined Contribution conference in San Diego.
Details here

2016 Academic Forum
November 29-30, 2016, New York City
Registration is open – sign up now

Join DCIIA in New York City on November 29-30, 2016 for the Academic Forum.  The Academic Forum is a unique event that brings together leading academics, innovative plan sponsors and practitioners for a series of panels on how to improve outcomes in defined contribution plans. 

DCIIA members, please login and go to the Academic Forum registration site for more information.

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2017 Investment Forum/Annual Membership Board Meeting
January 25-26, 2017, Newport Beach, CA

The Investment Forum will be held in conjunction with the annual Membership Board Meeting and provides a venue for DC industry thought leaders to discuss and debate investments within a DC framework. The Forum addresses topics that are relevant to DCIIA’s mission, and complement DCIIA’s existing programming. 

Investment Forum Proposals
We appreciated receiving many interesting, thoughtful proposals from DCIIA members to present at the forum.  The Investment Forum Steering Group will be reviewing the proposal submissions and will contact member firms with any questions. 

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 Stay tuned for registration information, coming soon.