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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

IRFA Conference 2015, Early Bird Discount Rate Closing Soon

The Institute of Retirement Africa (IRFA) would like to take this opportunity to invite the industry professionals, including government leaders, trustees, asset managers, fund administrators, Retirement Fund members, pension lawyers and all other interested parties to attend this landmark event where we will explore and debate issues surrounding retirement and investment in emerging markets, specifically the African continent. The Programme has been designed to the theme, Expanding Horizons, and will unpack the challenges which prevail, the best practices which can adopted and adapted to our unique circumstances, the opportunities which exist, and the relationships which can be forged, primarily for the benefit of our local retirement sector but also the continent as a whole.

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IRFA Inaugural Golf Day

The Inaugural IRFA Golf Day will be held on Sunday, 05 July 2015 at the Atlantic Beach Golf Club, Western Seaboard. A full field of 120 golfers are expected to enter this year’s Golf Day. The players include those involved with the IRFA Conference. The competition format is a four ball alliance (two scores to count) played over 18 holes. An IRFA Trophy and other Prizes will be awarded at the conference welcoming function. Atlantic Beach Official rules to apply on the day of event. Your participation in the event will certainly generate great exposure for your company and contribute immensely to augment your existing marketing and promotional campaigns. You are invited to contribute sponsorship, which may include printing of your company’s logo on any clothing materials such as Golf Shirts and Peak Caps, as well as other branding opportunities. Also, there will be photographs taken on the day and you are guaranteed exposure in IRFA corporate publications. Your participation & sponsorship will be acknowledged on the rule cards as well as at the prize giving. For more information& bookings contact the Tournament Organiser - Olivia Green on 078 255 0110 / olivia@matadoragencies.com

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IRFA Conference 2015. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Institute of Retirement Africa (IRFA) would like to take this opportunity to invite the industry professionals, including government leaders, trustees, asset managers, fund administrators, Retirement Fund members, pension lawyers and all other interested parties to attend this landmark event where we will explore and debate issues surrounding retirement and investment in emerging markets, specifically the African continent. The Programme has been designed to the theme, Expanding Horizons, and will unpack the challenges which prevail, the best practices which can adopted and adapted to our unique circumstances, the opportunities which exist, and the relationships which can be forged, primarily for the benefit of our local retirement sector but also the continent as a whole. With topics being presented by prominent industry role-players both from our shores and abroad comprising our usual array of plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops, we wish to unravel and explore, amongst others, the following: •The Status of Retirement Funds in Africa •Offshore Investment in Africa •Achieving Financial Security in Emerging Markets •Legalities Surrounding Offshore Funds

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IRFA Dispatch - Tuesday 23 June 2015

Top stories - The importance of establishing the cost of your retirement income - Asset managers must invest responsibly, do yours? - Could you retire on 75% of your salary? - Employees want lower pay for better retirement contribution - Retirement fund’s conduct slammed - Things to consider when investing small amounts offshore - How does UK pension provision compare worldwide? - How to mend this giant flaw in our pensions - UK pension trustees must 'urgently review' overseas transfer procedures as HMRC suspends notification list

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IRFA Dispatch - Tuesday 2 June 2015

Top stories - Retirement education drive ‘paying off’ - Affluent pensioners benefited from expert advice - Informed annuity choices - Lifestaging can lead to a mismatch - Greece said to offer pension reform as debt talks near crunch - Japan pension system hacked, 1.25 million cases of personal data leaked - Japanese government seeks to reassure public over pension data leak

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IRFA Dispatch - Thursday 14 May 2015

Top stories - Are SA pension funds missing an opportunity? - Watch out for capital gains tax in retirement - Fund of funds – should they still exist? - How easy will it be to mobilise the savings of the nation? - Make financial sector simpler - Nene - Dependents, debt, disinterest and withdrawal the key issues defining retirement today

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IRFA Dispatch - Friday 8 May 2015

Top stories - Asking the hard questions on the road to retirement - Questions raised on state’s savings regulation stance - Battling companies must apply for business rescue, says PFA - Getting South Africans to save - Employers dodging pension obligations - Pension changes mean more super needed - UK enquiries rise after pension changes

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