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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, 21 July 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Reconciling draft default Regulation 37 and Regulation 28: A potential conflict? - The key to building wealth - Changes to what is tax deductible - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pensioners' annuity incomes plunge by 37pc in eight years - Octagon Pension Services is helping Kenyans to prepare for retirement - UK company pension deficits rise £89bn in a month - That 'safe' retirement investment is about to change - Retirement planning for women - Chinese people saving earlier for retirement, survey says

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Fund can delay paying benefit while criminal charges are investigated - Contract employees’ contributions must be treated differently - Proposed regulations aim to make advice fairer How to retire wealthy - Bringing a first world model to our shores - Why you may not be gaining anything from a tax-free account at a bank - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - New government pension rules open the door to rip-offs - Time for a new model pension fund rescue - Chinese pension funds primed for market foray - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA economy shows all the hallmarks of a recession

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Pension funds and renewable energy: A match made in heaven - Guaranteed annuities: Three choices in providing for future increases Saving for your financial future - INTERNATIONAL NEWS Pension incomes fall as referendum effect filters through - Our pensions industry is being crippled by the post Brexit interest rate fallout. The rules will have to change - UK’s pension funding hole hits £900bn after Brexit - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Brexit set to continue weighing heavily on currency

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 22 June 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Can TCF really transform the industry? - Conflicting findings in pension funds dispute - How to help clients reduce volatility in their retirement portfolios - The key to successful retirement is resilience - Low-growth world a worry for investors - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - For 41% Indian parents funding kids' education more important than retirement saving: HSBC survey - Pension trustees turn up the heat on fund chiefs over fees - Older workers' 'gold-plated' pensions are 20 times more expensive than benefits for younger staff - Retirees face losses of thousands on differing pension fund charges - Pension trustees turn up the heat on fund chiefs over fees

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