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Welcome to IRFA

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 Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference: Venue and date announcement

Dear IRFA Members and Industry Stakeholders It is our pleasure to announce that the date and venue of the IRFA 27th annual conference. Please note that the date will be earlier than in the previous years. We will be holding the conference from the 5th until the 7th of July 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Details on delegate registration and sponsorship opportunities will follow in the coming weeks. We appreciate the support you have given us thus far and are sure that together we will once more have a successful and informative conference. Thanks again. IRFA Team

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IRFA Post Conference and Feedback Seminar 2014

The IRFA Cordially Invites You to the 2014 Post Conference Seminar. The seminar will be held on the 21st of November at the Protea Hotel in Sandton from 08h00 until 15h00. We urge our members and all interested parties to attend this seminar in view of gaining an insight on new developments on the pension reform and setting out the way forward for a successful 2015.

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IRFA Dispatch - Thursday 11 September 2014

Top stories - Upcoming Adjourned Annual General Meeting - Second series of “An Effective Board” Trustee Training - INVESTMENT: Tips for a comfortable retirement - SA life insurance industry remains healthy and well capitalized - No child support, no pension - Changing mindsets from a young age - South Africa: Cosatu Issues Pamphlet On Retirement Funds

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IRFA Dispatch - Monday 16 March 2015

Top stories - Transform SA through pension fund activism - Income protection tax change likely to affect your salary, benefits - Tighter regulation for hedge funds - Provisional tax penalties made simpler – and harsher - Pension funds get creative with liquidity - Funds gear up for new pensions era - Pension annuity sales to be allowed

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IRFA Dispatch - Friday 13 March 2015

Top stories - The million rand misperception - What you really need to know before you retire - Built for income - how to fund a long term retirement - Regulation expected to encourage investment in hedge funds - Rising pension burden poses a problem - Doors open for pension funds to attract higher foreign investment

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