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Retirement Research Center
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The DCIIA Retirement Research Center (RRC) was launched in 2018 with a mission to develop original research that is practical, actionable, collaborative, credible, product agnostic, and transparent.

Published Research

Right-Sizing Retirement: Exploring the Retirement Consumption Gap in Early Retirement
September 2020

This paper explores the retirement consumption gap and considers both the wealth available to fund retirement—defined as either financial assets, such as a taxable account or an IRA, or guaranteed income, such as Social Security retirement benefits, a private pension, or annuity—and spending (i.e., consumption), both before and after retirement.

COVID-19 Plan Sponsor Pulse Survey Results
June 2020

In Spring 2020, the DCIIA Retirement Research Center surveyed a total of 40 DC plan sponsors to gauge reactions to the COVID-19 crisis. This report summarizes the results.

Custom Target Date Fund (cTDF) Survey
May 2020

This report provides DCIIA members and the broader retirement-plan community with a previously unavailable overview of custom TDFs. DCIIA’s summary report of this information is intended to inform discussions among plan sponsors, asset allocators, and asset managers.

DCIIA Retirement Research Center Plan Sponsor Survey
Implementation of Auto Features Continues to Rise as Plans Recognize Benefits

April 2020

To view past surveys please visit the DCIIA Resource Library

DCIIA / SPARK Survey Highlights Recordkeeper and Plan Sponsor Issues in Light of Pandemic
April 2020

Read our news release for highlights from the survey.

Custom Target Date Fund Survey Report
March 2019