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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, 19 March 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Putting a stop to pension fund graft - The benefits of increasing offshore exposure in post-retirement - Retirement funds and divorce - New annuity range has longevity protection - 10 facts about SA fund managers you should know - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - The death of retirement is looming – and the fallout will be disastrous

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 16 March 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Big changes for pension funds - Retirement funds and divorce - The gender pay gap and poor retirement outcomes - Improved economic outlook outweighs increase in tax - Budget not kind to retired folk - Your maintenance obligations don’t die with you! - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Tax wrapper choice costing pension funds

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 7 March 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Regulation fuels drastic reduction in stand-alone retirement funds - Life is about to get tougher for small pension funds - Umbrella funds need tougher scrutiny - Here’s what you need to know about tax in retirement - Transfers of tax-free savings accounts take effect - INTERNATIONAL NEWS UK private pension deficits continue to fall - Canada Pension Is Backing Fledgling Hedge Funds - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA’s economy expands most in four years in 2017

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IRFA DISPATCH: Monday, 26 February 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Government forges ahead with retirement reform - PENSIONS: Some progress - FSB confirms change to Regulation 28 - Huge pension fund deficits are a global crisis in waiting - Find the best retirement annuity for you - How the budget affects retirement funds - Savings unaffected, but offshore limit to rise - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government plans to raid £500m in ‘forgotten’ pension funds for charity - 10 retirement planning principles that can get the most out of your accumulated corpus - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Rand firms as downgrade fears abate.

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