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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: 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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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 30 May 2018

LOCAL NEWS - The world isn’t prepared for retirement - How to make your retirement savings last: common myths debunked - 10X launches new portal that can track your current retirement savings and compare it with where you should be - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government dismisses couples pension fund Pension advisers are charging high fees for cheap funds

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 25 May 2018

LOCAL NEWS - The real returns required to sustain your income in retirement - Does a lump sum at retirement age make sense? - “Investors asked to ‘think global’ with pension planning” - A tough first quarter for local collective investment schemes - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - A pension scheme for informal sector operators - UK’s biggest companies see pensions swing back to black

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Why haven’t we had this before? - The three phases of saving for retirement - Weighing in on tax-free savings accounts and retirement annuities - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Nest EGG: Three small steps towards building a retirement corpus - A fix everyone loves to hate for the $4 trillion retirement savings gap - Do annuities belong in your retirement plan? - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA’s economic growth for 2018 gets off to a dire start

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