DCREC and NAREIM Announce Collaboration on Defined Contribution Survey (March 4, 2021)DCREC and NAREIM have partnered on a DC survey to gain insights and data on DC capital flows into commercial real estate pension, plan sponsor behaviors as well as organizational metrics covering team structure, process, and product design.
DCREC Joins the Broadcast Retirement Network (BRN) to talk advocacy for improved retirement outcomes and the case for real estate in defined contribution (February 24, 2021)
On February 24, 2021, DCREC was featured on BRNs AM show to discuss its mission to promote the inclusion of real estate securities within defined contribution plans to improve participant outcomes and the important role of the asset class.View Broadcast
Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) Extends Terms for Current Leadership Team (January 27, 2021)DCREC has extended the terms of its current leadership team.
Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) Launches Updated Website (August 26, 2020)
Site continues to act as a clearinghouse for research, data, news, and other information on the use of real estate in defined contribution (DC) plans.Read article
Opportunities & Obstacles for Private Real Estate (July 1, 2020)
Identifying Opportunities, Removing Obstacles.Read article
DOL Issues Guidance About Private Equity Investments in DC Plans
This Information Letter addresses private equity investments as a component of a professionally managed asset allocation fund and outlines what plan fiduciaries should consider.Read article (external link)
COVID-19 & Market Volatility: Can Greater Asset Diversification in DC Plans Lead to Better Outcomes?
DC plans today should consider greater diversification of asset classes and strategies. This podcast answers questions regarding the COVID-19 economic shock and its impact on portfolios and on alternative asset classes available to defined benefit plans and institutional investors.Read the article (external link)
COVID-19 & Market Volatility: Using Alternative Assets in DC Plans: Will DOL’s New Guidance Encourage Greater Adoption?
On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an information letter intended to provide clarity about how ERISA fiduciary duties apply to including alternative investments as they do to more-typical investments in defined contribution (DC) plans. This video provides guidance in an effort to make clear that ERISA does not prohibit alternative investment in DC plans, and if prudent, can decide to allocate a portion of a target-date fund (TDF) portfolio to alternative investments.Watch the webinar (external link)