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Retirement Research Center

Retirement Research Center

Informed and actionable retirement research

Warren Cormier
Executive Director

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.

DCIIA RRC Research Pillars

The RRC research pillars are as follows -- member-led advisory groups are forming around each pillar to further flesh out sub-topics and research projects that fall under each category:

  1. Issues around the retirement savings gap: systemic issues, participation and coverage challenges, impact on diverse constituencies, financial wellness
  2. Retirement income: plan design and investment product best practices and insights
  3. Defined contribution investment solutions: custom target date funds (cTDFs); environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments, and more
  4. Retirement plan decision-making: informing audiences including plan sponsors, advisors, consultants, and plan participants; SECURE Act impact
  5. Industry profiling: learning more about challenges and opportunities for registered investment advisors (RIAs), recordkeepers, and retirement plans
If you have questions about the RRC, please contact Warren Cormier.