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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: Thursday, 12 May 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Could you save enough for retirement if you only start at 35? - The journey towards retirement - Solidarity launches class action against GEPF - INTERNATIONAL NEWS Public pensions stick with hedge funds despite frustrations - Negative rates a curse for savers as pension funds sound alarm in Sweden - N.Y. state comptroller looks to ease off hedge funds OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Glimmer of hope for SA economic growth

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IRFA DISPATCH: Monday, 9 May 2016

LOCAL NEWS - The road to a happy retirement - Cash-strapped young adults can retire financially secure - The benefits of fund of funds outweigh fees - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Whistleblowing reports to UK’s Pensions Regulator jump - Existing laws 'putting people's pensions at risk' - Greek parliament approves pension cuts and tax rises as protesters clash with police - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Treasury bringing finances under control after Moody’s lowers outlook

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 5 May 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Retirement savings industry lament onerous regulations - Financial watchdog numbers need to be reined in - Do pension funds know where they’re heading? - 5 reasons to use a retirement fund to boost savings - A big year for private equity fundraising in Africa - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Nigeria: Dogara, Retirees Urge Govt to Invest Pension Funds in Infrastructure - Retirement Overconfidence: The Bad and the good - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - No economic case for SA nuclear plan - research

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 3 May 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Reasons to use retirement funds to save - More to choosing an umbrella fund than costs - 83 hedge funds to become collective schemes - The Regulation 28 challenge for asset managers - The advantages of using rolling returns over a three to five year cycle - How foreign spread has buffered SA’s funds - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - UK regulator urged to be ‘robust’ on pensions before BHS collapse UK companies get creative to escape costly pensions - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Why the rand punches above the weight of SA’s economy

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