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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 - Monday 13 April 2015

Top stories - Plan for your retirement healthcare needs - High salary increases may mean lower replacement ratio - You may get a lower pension than you think - Adviser ordered to repay pensioners - Retirement reform: what it means for you - Pension tax relief plans 'damaging and malign', experts warn - How UK pensions are affecting those who live abroad

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IRFA Dispatch - Thursday 9 April 2015

Top stories - Umbrella fund rebuild ‘taking too long’ - Fund’s change of benchmark will affect fees - INVESTMENT: Time, risk and returns - ON THE MONEY: Easy way to foster retirement saving - Ageing populations around the world heighten need for retirement planning - Older savers free to access pension pots like bank accounts - Prudent over-55s to go carefully on pensions

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IRFA Dispatch - Wednesday 1 April 2015

Top stories - OVERVIEW: Hope for a stable future - Attitudes towards retirement fund risk not affected by income or age - Registrar of Pensions asked to probe long delay in rebuilding fund - Retirement isn’t all about the money -  Bulgaria plans gradual rise in retirement age, pension payments - Has the UK just made retirement more risky? - Pension providers expecting 40% surge in inquiries after rule-change

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