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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 17 August 2017

LOCAL NEWS - A starting point at retirement - Many living annuity policyholders could be left destitute - Penalties for withdrawal from rehabilitation funds more severe - Retirement is not what it used to be Cosatu welcomes stalling of plan on provident-fund payouts - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Why hedge funds are in vogue - BENCHMARK RESULTS PROVE EFFICIENCY OF OPEN, POOLED PENSION FUNDS

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday 01 August 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Are you getting proper advice about living annuities? - How divorce can impact your will Threats to a secure retirement - Four myths about passive investing - Transforming Stokvels into investment opportunities Dangers of double tax could await foreign companies held by foreign trusts or foundations - Old Mutual Insure is enabling intermediaries to prepare for POPI - Your questions answered - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pension firms fail to offer financial advice tax break

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday 21 July 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Draft tax amendment bills published for public comment - Proposed tax law change on foreign employment income - emption – Expect a lot of South Africans returning home/emigrating - Hedge-fund strategies get a second wind - INTERNATIONAL NEWS State pension age changes: how will it affect you? - Retirement Dread Is Replacing the American Dream - Rule change means over-55s who withdraw money from pension funds could be punished - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA’s economic plan unlikely to boost growth – Fitch - Shades of grey: how demographics influence growth and inflation - How active is your passive strategy?

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday 18 July 2017

LOCAL NEWS - The R380 billion living annuity market crisis - Find out about retirement options - Are you really going to retire? - The shocking truth about the JSE - SA’s most expensive balanced funds - 'Twin peaks' Act will give you more protection - Empower yourself now to avoid retirement 'cliff' - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - How to start saving for retirement in your 50s - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - How does a weakening rand affect you? - Making savings the fashion

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