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DC Alts Allocation

DCALTA and CEM Benchmarking have entered into a joint partnership to provide relevant data on alternative investments in defined contribution plans. We will be tracking on an ongoing annual basis the following data points:

  • Average asset allocation to alternatives in Target Date Funds (TDF) and Balanced options

  • The differences in allocations among both “Off the shelf” and “Custom” TDFs

  • The number of plan sponsors within each section and the total plan assets represented

  • Average investment manager costs for TDFs and Balanced options in the database that include any combination of real estate, private equity or risk parity/hedge funds

  • The CEM DC Database (extending from 1997) contains option level allocations, costs, benchmarks and returns for 137 U.S. DC plan sponsors, covering $1.5 trillion in assets.

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