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Explore Membership

Explore Membership


Why Should You Consider DCIIA Membership?

We are a non-profit association dedicated to enhancing the retirement security of America's workers. Membership is company based and can include as many employees as desired from any location or department. Here’s a snapshot of the 160+ organizations that are members of DCIIA:

More than 600 plan sponsors engage with DCIIA via our live events, webinars, and other
educational initiatives.

DCIIA fosters a dialogue among the leaders of the defined contribution community who are passionate about improving the retirement security of America’s workers. We were founded in 2010 by a coalition of 42 industry firms who shared a view that, if the right steps are taken with a focus on participants, the existing DC system has the ability to support positive retirement outcomes for America’s workers.

What Do DCIIA Members Do?

We are a member-led organization, with volunteers running the committees, steering groups, and task forces that collaborate on research, events, comment letters, and more. Our standing committees include:


Founded in 2010, the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to enhancing retirement security. Toward this end, DCIIA fosters a dialogue among the leaders of the defined contribution community who are passionate about improving defined contribution outcomes. DCIIA’s more than 160 member organizations include investment managers, consultants, law firms, record keepers, insurance companies, plan sponsors and others committed to the best interests of plan participants.

Membership is company-based, and can include as many employees as desired. Please contact DCIIA at for more information about membership fees.

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Why Join DCIIA?

  • Learn about the latest industry trends, news, and public policy developments

  • Discuss retirement issues with academics and policy makers

  • Attend three annual DCIIA Forum events each year: Academic Forum (fall),
    Public Policy Forum (spring), Innovation Forum (winter)

  • Connect with local members at our regional Ambassador events,
    held throughout the year

There are no additional fees for representatives of member firms to attend DCIIA events; however, the number of registrations per firm is limited based on seating capacity
for the event.

Regional Ambassadors

Ambassadors support DCIIA’s overall mission of improving retirement outcomes by bringing together engaged and passionate professionals in their local communities to share ideas, advocate for change and enjoy the process. We currently have Ambassador networks in Atlanta, Texas (Austin/Dallas/Houston), Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

Annual Excellence & Innovation Awards with Pensions & Investments

Since 2012, DCIIA and Pensions and Investments (P&I) have co-sponsored this annual award for DC plan sponsors. These awards are designed to recognize DC plan executives and their employers for well-executed, creative and unusual projects that help ensure participants have an adequate income at retirement. Entries are judged on innovation as well as excellence in execution.

DCIIA Retirement Research Center

DCIIA’s Retirement Research Center (RRC) conducts rigorous, industry-informed research that is grounded in a practical approach focused on actionable insights. 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 supporting improved retirement security—be it through plan design, institutional practices, investment solutions, or behavioral interventions.

What Our Members Say …

“DCIIA membership provides my firm with a broad network to tap for expertise and support both professionally and personally.”
“Being able to author thought leadership with some of the smartest players in the industry is beneficial to me, my firm, and our clients.”
“DCIIA’s mission has been embraced by the leaders in the retirement industry and has made a difference in a very short time.”
“The member-run committee structure allows me to have a voice and be as engaged as I want.”
“DCIIA events are outstanding! DCIIA brings together the various players in the DC space – plan sponsors, investment consultants, record keepers, lawyers – to share ideas, insights and trends. Attending DCIIA events broadens my understanding and gives me added perspectives.”