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The Institute of Retirement Funds (IRF) is a non political body which represents and promotes the interests of the retirement industry in Southern Africa, to the ultimate benefit of the members of retirement funds. The most important function of the IRF is to represent the retirement industry in negotiations with government authorities and the Financial Services Board (FSB), which would include commenting on legislation and tax matters affecting retirement funds/pensioners etc. The IRF therefore depends on total support from all parties concerned with the retirement benefit provision industry.

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 12 September 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Our take on US order to ease retirement regulations - Will your money last as long as you do? - Core principles of a drawdown strategy - Living annuity drawdown rate remains stable at 6.6% Offshore retirement structures offer an array of investment options for SA investors - How should I invest a lump-sum? - Duties of a trustee - Monitor your pension fund - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - How to manage your pension pots in the age of frequent job moves - Growth in Asia-Pac pension fund assets outpaces global rate - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Government working on reforms to lift economic growth, Nene assures

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 10 August 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Survey highlights women’s retirement insecurities - You won’t retire financially secure if you don’t preserve - Can pension fund money do more? Tax implications of working overseas - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Forecast pensions surplus brings payout hope for thousands of retirees - Pension firms profit from slowdown in life expectancy growth - End of pension fund tax break looms over Treasury market

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 7 August 2018

LOCAL NEWS - TCF proves to be the pension industry’s bugbear - Women: How to take control of your financial destiny - Liberty trying to trace members of funds closed in error Is consolidation treating customers fairly? - Government pension fund has R1.6bn in unclaimed benefits - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pension ‘dippers’ face tax relief shock Forecast pensions surplus brings payout hope for thousands of retirees

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 17 July 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Pension fund defaults should not detract from individual retirement planning for members Why your retirement dreams are crashing around you - Sable Offshore Living Annuity frees up captured retirement pots -INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government’s pension proposal would hit the ‘squeezed middle’ Pensions dashboard could be scrapped - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Save yourself a better future

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