Research

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.

Surviving the Squeeze

How the cost of living crisis has affected DC pension savers’ priorities and investment attitudes.

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The First Wave: Early TCFD reporting and what it can teach us

In part two of our review of TCFD reporting, report author Nico Aspinall analyses the first wave of TCFD reports. What’s working well – and what could be improved for next time?

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The DC pension industry’s journey on TCFD reporting

As this report’s author Nico Aspinall says in his introduction, it is really encouraging to see the extent to which the UK DC pensions industry has engaged with TCFD reporting. The process is still brand new, which is why, as the DCIF, we were keen to commission this report to see how it’s going.

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Sustainability in DC Pensions: The Consultants’ Perspective

Asset managers and pension schemes are much scrutinised when it comes to sustainability. In this report with Corporate Adviser, we wanted to turn our attention to consultants. How optimistic are they about whether we’ll reach net zero by 2030? And why do 88% of consultants believe that greenwashing is a serious problem?

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DC investment under the microscope

DC scheme members’ savings are growing fast – but how do their investment strategies stack up? The Virtual Panel and the DCIF joined forces to host a three-part roundtable series, where we investigated three critical issues in this area.

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A Complex Puzzle

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

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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.

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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.

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