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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: Wednesday, 10 July 2019

LOCAL NEWS - How to check that your retirement savings are invested in good causes rather than bad Prescription for retirement savings — what's to worry about? - Early signs retirement regulations are working Before paying death benefits, retirement funds must check that a dependant is still dependant - TCF takes centre stage - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Chicago Boosts Pension Payments, Only to See Debt Keep Growing OUT OF INTEREST… Four simple investment behaviours that can help you tame emotions

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 4 July 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Financial institutions bill gives reason for optimism over umbrella funds - Prescribed assets requirement may well hit pension savings - How should you invest after retirement? - More employers fail to pay salary deductions to pension funds - Annuity choices in retirement - INTERNATIONAL NEWS Prescribed assets requirement may well hit pension savings - OUT OF INTEREST… - South Africans are not saving enough – what now?

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Is your preferred retirement fund geared for Millennials? - Retirement planning: It's not just about the cost, look at the value – CEO - Should you invest in things that retirees buy, to fund your own old age? - Pension savings may not be enough - Leaving a job? Don’t shun the free pension fund advice Retirement funds ‘are extremely vulnerable to cyber crime' - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - 22% of Workers Are Ready to Give Up on Social Security - Zimbabwe pension payouts delayed due to forex shortage - Zimbabwe: 'Remit Pensioners Contributions Timeously'

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 12 June 2019

LOCAL NEWS - How can we make retirement great for generations to come? - Umbrella funds to disclose costs to members - Retirement fund defaults compete for your savings - Weak SA economy will impact retirement funds – Momentum Corporate - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - This Social Security Strategy Could Help You Compensate for a Lack of Retirement Savings - Business leaders invited to meet pension schemes to discuss employment practices - OUT OF INTEREST… - CPD extension will do more ‘harm than good’ Change in tax threshold: What does it mean? Employed but still poor: the state of low-wage working poverty in South Africa

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