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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, 14 December 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Treasury softens stance on performance fees in default portfolios - King IV extends application to retirement funds - A pension fund must consider personal factors - Dealing with the financial fall-out of divorce - Gordhan says economy recovering - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Women run fewer than 5% of hedge funds for large investors - Danish pension fund halves outsourced money - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Tax, medical contributions and working offshore

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IRFA DISPATCH: Monday, 28 November 2016

LOCAL NEWS - State tables original pensions-for-all plan - Saving for retirement is not only about you - How different umbrella fund fee structures affect members - Signs that umbrella fund costs are falling Should you transfer your UK pension to another country? - Advisers must repay pensioners’ lost Realcor investments - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pension age may be about to rise again, says former minister OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - ‘Don’t take the taxpaying public for granted’ - Why SA not out of ratings wood yet - economist

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 23 November 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Retirement savings: what to consider when changing jobs - Five must-knows for young people saving for retirement - Retirement planning: It’s about the process - Retirement saving in a volatile investment environment - Retirement fund design ‘must reflect SA’s realities’ - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Self-employed face retirement poverty without pension reform - Pension holders warned they'll be poorer in retirement than planned - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Unemployment rate a record 27.1% in third quarter - Tax continues to remain a threat for companies doing business in Africa: PwC Africa Tax Survey

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 17 November 2016

LOCAL NEWS - What living annuities can offer you as you go into retirement - Chasing performance can destroy returns - Are your employees paying too much for retirement savings? - Changing jobs? Remember to preserve your savings - Unit trust assets reach record R2 trillion - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Miners' pensions 'should not be used as a cash cow' - Judges sue UK government over pension reform - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - ‘SA may sidestep junk status’

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