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Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) are co-sponsoring the fifth annual Awards of Excellence & Innovation for defined contribution plan executives and their employers.

We want to recognize those people – and their employers – who are ahead of the herd – those making new and unusual changes that ultimately will improve participant outcomes in retirement.

Maybe you would be the ideal nominee. Or maybe you know someone who has done something innovative or unique. Please help ensure that these leaders are nominated.

Winners will be announced and recognized at Pensions & Investments2016 West Coast Defined Contribution Conference, to be held Oct. 23-25 in San Diego, California.

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 10. There is no fee to enter.

The Definition: Innovation: something new or unusual.

The focus on driving successful outcomes has been accelerating in defined contribution plans, and Pensions & Investments and DCIIA want to highlight and celebrate the plan sponsors that are leading the charge through their innovation and excellence.

There are no predetermined categories; the possibilities are endless. Past winners, for example, were chosen for their cutting-edge ideas in plan design, investing, retirement income, and new ways to target specific employee groups with retirement plan information. Browse the 2015 honorees here.

Moving into its fifth year, the Innovator Awards, sponsored by Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, is evolving. Founded to recognize DC plan executives who are developing creative and unusual programs to help improve their participants' retirement incomes, the judges have seen that there are multiple factors driving good outcomes, including both innovation in design and excellence in execution. The program will now aim to evaluate both.

Help your peers by sharing your own innovation, and receive recognition for your ingenuity.

We are looking to recognize new ideas, so programs under construction must have been implemented or in the works no earlier than Jan. 1, 2015.

Nominations Deadlines

The deadline for nominations is May 27.


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