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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: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Can retirement reform be successful without compulsory preservation? - Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts - Numsa gives strike action notice over new tax laws - Pension funds ‘must properly investigate dependency’ - Bid to curb retirement fund investments in hedge funds slammed - CGT and your investments - FSB annual report skips damning details - INTERNATIONAL NEWS Pensioners trapped by ‘drawdown captivity’ - Pension checks show a SHOCKING 40 per cent of UK funds could be facing danger - Your pension — and how to protect it from the taxman - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Allan Gray enters tax-free market - Weak rand a result of sick economy

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 5 February 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Take advantage of RA season to boost your retirement savings - Sanlam now offers one retirement umbrella fund for life - Retirement laws to level playing field - The fine tax line during retrenchments - Offshore funds burst through Reserve Bank limits - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Public 'unaware' pension tax relief better than SSIA scheme - Millions of workers to get pension shock: Britons face poverty in old age - Companies gamble; pension funds take the hit.

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 19 January 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Is your RA still Regulation 28 compliant? - SA 'world's worst saver' - Clarification around the new retirement reforms - GEPF not affected by new tax legislation - Why new retirement fund rules are good news - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - As Israel's tech sector booms, its pension funds miss out - Our pension reforms will give everyone a better retirement - UK pension funds pile pressure on fund houses

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 15 January 2016

LOCAL NEWS - New tax changes aimed at encouraging retirement savings - Matthew Lester usually pro-choice. But on Provident Funds, pro-preservation. - Key retirement reforms set to become a reality on T-day Why retirement is not easy for the rich - Unions object to changes to pension fund taxes - Zuma moves to calm waters over provident funds - Adjust your expectations for investment returns - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Short-term pension boost to follow reforms - How big your retirement fund should be at every age, according to one guide - Pension confusion among small firms.

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