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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 newly released paper discusses how the use of Auto Features Can Financially Benefit Employers

The paper titled "What's in it for Plan Sponsors?"  highlights several ways in which employers may benefit when they thoughtfully employ automatic plan features in their defined contribution retirement plans.  Read the full press release and access the paper. 

We have developed a roadmap that may help plan sponsors design and implement a thoughtful and impactful offering that addresses their specific plan needs in a measured and cost effective manner” - Lori Lucas of Callan Associates and DCIIA’s Chair.

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 full 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.

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. 

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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.