The DCIF is committed to producing high-quality, thought and leadership research that highlights the issues and opportunities available to those responsible for DC scheme investment strategies.
In addition to these research projects, which are launched at free-to-attend events, all the group’s research reports are available to download free of charge.
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.
A Whole new Investment Universe
What’s holding UK DC schemes back from investing in private markets? The DCIF explores the current barriers and how they can be overcome.
What do DC Scheme Investment Gatekeepers Think About Illiquid Assets?
On Tuesday 25th May, the Pensions Policy Institute revealed its findings from interviews with ten “gatekeepers” of DC scheme investment decision-makers: Four consultants, two trustees and four DC scheme providers. The research took place between 19th April and 7th May 2021 and was sponsored by the DCIF.
This report examines how defined contribution (DC) savers are becoming more concerned about ESG issues. Global crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, and greater environmental awareness are driving change. But are pension schemes keeping up?