P&I’s 2014 Alternatives in DC Conference
Pensions & Investments is gathering industry experts to discuss the topic of alternative investing within DC plans. It’s a strategy that has helped enhance DB plan portfolios for years. But now, alternatives are also being embraced more readily by DC plans because it offers portfolio diversification outside of the traditional stocks, bond, cash or real estate. The main reason for its growing popularity is alternatives’ potential for improving retirement outcomes.
P&I will examine the use of alternatives from the plan sponsor perspective by presenting an up-close look at DC plans which have had success with alternative investments in their plan lineup. A number of changes in alternative products have made the strategy more palatable to meet the record keeping needs of liquidity, daily pricing and the necessary transparency. In addition, many investment managers are adjusting their fee schedules to incorporate alternatives in such areas as target-date funds.
Attendees at this free conference will learn about what various alternatives and how they can impact the investment lineup such as:
- Reduced overall investment risk through added diversification
- Inflation protection
- Low correlation to traditional financial investments
- Expanding investment choices for the participant providing greater portfolio flexibility
Register for P&I’s Alternatives in DC conference to learn more about this growing trend.