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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, 17 July 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Pension fund defaults should not detract from individual retirement planning for members Why your retirement dreams are crashing around you - Sable Offshore Living Annuity frees up captured retirement pots -INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government’s pension proposal would hit the ‘squeezed middle’ Pensions dashboard could be scrapped - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Save yourself a better future

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 13 July 2018

LOCAL NEWS - South Africans are saving, but not for education and retirement – research - Public servants cash out pension then return to work, report finds - Why optimism about South Africa is not enough to kick-start a strong savings culture - The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in SA now available nationally Saving is only getting harder in SA – economist - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Self-employed are the pension world’s great unsolved dilemma - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA may go into technical recession - Mike Schüssler - Key shift in thinking and behaviour needed to ensure South Africans secure their financial futures

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 4 July 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Millennials ‘not investing in pension funds’ - How much cash should I take at retirement? South African retirement income framework appeals to German actuaries - 'New pension fund regulations will ensure better retirement decisions' - Cashing in now means less cash in retirement - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Leading auto-enrol pension scheme ‘one of worst performers’ - Australian regulator says pension funds misrepresenting 'cash' investments

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 1 June 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Can I depend on my employer’s retirement fund for retirement? - Three things to consider before cashing out your retirement benefits - RA top up or tax-free savings account? - How to make your retirement savings last: common myths debunked - Getting ready for comfortable retirement - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Is this the end of the great 'gold plated' pension cash-in?

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