The Defined Contribution Investment Forum

Dedicated to promoting investment excellence in DC pensions.

Welcome to the DCIF

We’re a group of asset managers who believe that a well designed and diverse investment strategy has an important role in delivering a comfortable retirement for millions of DC savers.

A not-for-profit organisation, we commission and publish research which shines a spotlight on DC investment issues. We hope the people who determine DC pension schemes’ investment strategies will use it to inform their work.

We also arrange events. From virtual roundtables to in person gatherings, they’re a great way to learn more about DC investment issues and meet a like-minded community of trustees, pensions managers, investment consultants and more.

If you would like to come to our events or find out when we release a research paper, please register.

Find out more about becoming a member of the DCIF.


A Complex Puzzle

A detailed report looking at the investment challenges facing DC schemes and asset managers today


Living with COVID: Tracking Members’ Views on Responsible Investment

One year on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we checked in with members to see how their thoughts on the impact of the pandemic have changed, and whether the financial challenges of the last year have affected their interest in responsible investment.


As a DCIF member, you will become part of a collaborative and influential DC community that is shaping the investment landscape in this fast evolving sector.

DCIF Members

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Find out about becoming a full or associate DCIF member

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Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming events for DCIF members

DCIF Views

Property facing its emissions reckoning

Property facing its emissions reckoning

Stephen Hayes, Head of Properties Securities, First Sentier Property facing its emissions reckoning What ‘known unknowns’ might impact global property valuations in the future? An increasingly important issue will be measurement of carbon emissions. Real estate...

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The asset managers that make up the DCIF are committed to promoting investment best practice within DC pension schemes.