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DC East 2012 wrap up

Publication Date : March 19, 2012

Diversity played a signature role at Pensions & Investments' East Coast Defined Contribution Conference March 11-13 in Miami, influencing discussions that ranged from choosing investment options to assessing plan design to conducting effective participants' education campaigns.


Alts, diversity hot topics at DC East

Investment options and DC plan design were popular conversations at P&I's East Coast Defined Contribution Conference in Miami.

Eddy Award winning DC plans run from serious to pure fun

Campaigns introducing defined contribution plan participants to new investment options, new features, new record keepers and even a new plan through detailed information and irreverent humor played a prominent role in Pensions & Investments' 2012 Eddy Awards.

New awards honor bold action by defined contribution plans

Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association are launching a new award for defined contribution plans and their executives: The Innovators Awards.


2012 Eddy Award winners

The Eddy Awards were created to identify and reward the best practices in providing investment education to defined contribution plan participants. See a detailed list of winners.

2012 Innovator Awards information

Application and information page for P&I's and DCIAA's new award for innovation by defined contribution plans and their executives.


AQR’s Cliff Asness discusses risk management in DC plans

Clifford Asness, co-founder and managing principal of AQR Capital Management LLC, discusses improving risk management in defined contribution plans by increasing the role of fixed income and adding select alternative investment strategies.

Dallas Salisbury presents the results of EBRI’s Retirement Confidence Survey

Dallas L. Salisbury, EBRI president and CEO, presents the results of EBRI's 22nd annual Retirement Confidence Survey, which shows Americans have little confidence that they will be able to retire comfortably.

James Delaplane provides a 2012 legislative update

James M. Delaplane Jr., principal in the Washington government relations office for Vanguard Group, said at a DC East keynote that the retirement industry could see collateral damage from deficit reduction.