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.
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.
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 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 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.