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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: Monday, 20 February 2017

LOCAL NEWS - New pension product has ‘best of investing and an income for life’ - Retirement income in a low-return world - Multi-asset funds still attract most unit trust money - Should you be looking at a tax-deductable Section 12J investment? - How to use tax free benefits to ease possible rise in tax - Pension fund or RA? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Public funds stay strong despite major challenges - States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 16 February 2017

LOCAL NEWS - How much are you paying for your RA? - Know the differences between the two types of RA - An opportunity to increase your retirement savings - Non-executive directors liable for VAT INTERNATIONAL NEWS - In the US and UK, retirement is only for the super-rich - U.S. insurers sense opportunity in unwanted pension plans OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Unemployment falls to 26.5% in Q4 2016

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 9 February 2017

LOCAL NEWS - The RA top up contribution: New rules, same old benefits - Is equity essential for retirement investment portfolios? - Give your retirement annuity a stress test. We dare you - New hybrid retirement annuity could literally be your lifesaver - How your effective income tax rate has changed - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - US pension funds are slashing their forecasts...and some don't even think they'll meet those UK public sector pension costs understated by £15bn a year

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IRFA DISPATCH: Monday, 6 February 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Industry forces Treasury 'to back down’ on retirement proposals Prioritise saving for your retirement over education - What Millennials must stash away to retire on - How much do you need to retire early? - How to save for your child’s education - 90% of SA workers not saving enough for retirement - A tax-free savings account isn’t what you think. It’s better. - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - China Insurers Jump in Hong Kong Amid Pension Bets

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