Join Us this Summer for the
DCIIA/SPARK Summer Public Policy Series
July 15 - August 19, 2020

About Our Virtual Event Series

The DCIIA/SPARK Summer Public Policy Series will take place every Wednesday as a virtual event from July 15th through August 19th. The exhibit hall will open at at 7:30 am PT / 10:30 am ET with sessions to follow.

Summer Series Agenda

Insights from the Regulators on Recent Guidance
Update from the Hill
PEPs/MEPs: What's Next
Universal Workplace Savings Plans
Using Alternatives in DC Plans
Deep Dive on SECURE – Open Questions on Key Operational Aspects
Pensions and the Aftermath of the Coronavirus Crisis
How the World Saves: The Evolution in Global DC Systems
Financial Wellness: Priorities and Challenges
Engaging Participants Post Crisis
Data Privacy in Retirement: An Inflection Point?
Industry Roundtable Discussion on Lifetime Income Disclosures
Recent Plan Litigation: Key Takeaways for Fiduciaries
Trust: The Most Important Factor
An Examination of Portability for Lifetime Income
Adoption of ESG Globally
Global Aging and Lifetime Income: How Should Global DC Systems Cope?
Will Europe Embrace DC Savings?
Role of the Employer in DC Plans
Fraud Prevention

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Registration for our Summer Public Policy Series is free and open to all SPARK and DCIIA members. We invite all DCIIA and SPARK members and plan sponsors to register for the Series using the below link. You will need to be logged in to the DCIIA website -- if you need to set up a member login or reset your password please visit Manage Your Membership.

If you are a member of both DCIIA and SPARK, you only need to register once. Your registration covers the entire series – reminders will go out to registrants each week about upcoming events.

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Founded in 2010, the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) is a non-profit association dedicated to enhancing the retirement security of America’s workers. To do this, DCIIA fosters a dialogue among the leaders of the defined contribution community who are passionate about improving defined contribution outcomes. DCIIA’s diverse group of members include investment managers, consultants and advisors, law firms, record keepers, insurance companies, plan sponsors and other thought leaders who are collectively committed to the best interests of plan participants. For more information, visit:

About the SPARK Institute

The SPARK Institute represents the interests of a broad-based cross section of retirement plan service providers and investment managers, including members that are banks, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, third-party administrators, trade clearing firms, and benefits consultants. Through the combined expertise of its member companies, the Institute provides research, education, testimony, and comments on pending legislative and regulatory issues to members of Congress and relevant government agency officials. Collectively, its members serve approximately 100 million participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. For more information, visit: