The DCIIA Retirement Research Center is:
Practical: Our research is grounded in a practical approach focused on actionable insights and is rooted in a deep understanding of the defined contribution system.
Collaborative: Our members' wide-ranging perspectives are a powerful asset as we seek to publish uniquely differentiated retirement research. We also extend our collaboration to partners who are equally committed to positively improving retirement outcomes.
Credible: We adhere to a disciplined research methodology, governance and validation process. Our goal is to serve the industry as a reliable, unbiased, and authoritative research resource.
Product Agnostic: We want to fully benefit from our members’ collective expertise and range of viewpoints, so we do not champion any specific products. Our research bias is improving retirement security—be it through plan design, institutional practices, investment solutions, or behavioral interventions.
Transparent: We maintain transparency by clearly defining any biases that exist, revealing funding resources, adhering to diligent research methodology and evaluation, and delivering clear, comprehensive reporting on the research outcomes.