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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, 5 December 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Caution…Default Regulations ahead - Don’t just plan for retirement, plan for a long life - The true cost of delaying your retirement planning - In these difficult times should South Africans include the rest of Africa in their retirement savings? - State pension fund hit by R7.4bn in write-offs - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Global retirement crisis is main threat to investment industry, warn chiefs Pension schemes to provide online data ‘dashboards’ for UK savers - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA escapes recession, but …

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 7 November 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Your children are not your retirement plan - How employers can protect vulnerable employees’ retirement savings Is saving in a retirement fund really worth it? - SA’s twisted history of pension fund plunder - The cost of dipping into savings Women tend to be at a disadvantage in retirement - A simple way to save without really noticing it - INTERNATIONAL NEWS Pension funds fail to insulate against climate-change risks - Australian regulators call for more powers to police retirement funds sector

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 2 November 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Spend the Income and not the capital to ensure a long-lasting retirement - Accessing your RA in the case of a permanent disability - How does Tax impact retirement savings - Financial decisions you need to make at retirement - Investec’s Koseff own retirement plans mirrors the changing face of retirement - So far so good when it comes to RDR - Why women are better investors – Study - How to improve SA’s pension system - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - 401(k) rule change would ease small companies’ path to joint plans - The difference between the best and worst superannuation funds - Are retirement schemes sufficient for Malaysians?

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