DC under the microscope

DC under the microscope series in partnership with the Virtual Panel

As the baby boomer generation retires and DB schemes run-off, industry focus has zoomed in on members building DC pots. The days of rudimentary glide-paths using passive equity, corporate bonds and cash investments are over as the industry innovates to give members access to world-class investment strategies.

In this panel series, the Virtual Panel in conjunction with industry think-tank, the Defined Contribution Investment Forum welcomes DC experts to focus on three hot topics :

11 July at 12:30 – Modern Default Design

Featuring : Alliance Bernstein, Ninety One, Barnett Waddingham
We will explore how increasing diversity in asset classes and structured glide-paths can enhance outcomes.

12 July at 12:30 – Engaging Members with Impact & ESG Leadership

Featuring: Baillie Gifford, Cushon MasterTrust, Quietroom
Evidence is clear that younger generations seek Impact and ESG leadership in investments. Our panel will discuss how building in these attributes can encourage saving.

13 July at 12:30 – Private Markets & Real Assets for DC

Featuring: Schroders, Smart Pension, LCP
We will explore how Private Markets & Real Assets enhance portfolio efficiency, and investigate how the challenges of getting these key asset classes into portfolios can be addressed.

More speakers to be announced very soon! Download the flyer.

We encourage delegates to attend all three sessions, but you may also pick and choose the panels which are most relevant to your interests.

Thanks. We look forward to sharing an information rich series with you.

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July 11th - July 13th


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