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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, 10 October 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Most people can’t afford to save for retirement - How much should you have saved by age 25 through to retirement? - Retirement product focuses on income - 5 ways to make the most of your retirement - ASISA: Classification of SA hedge funds underway - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - The Guardian view on women’s pensions: a feminist issue - OUT OF INTEREST…Financial literacy: The gift that keeps on giving

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IRFA DISPATCH | Friday | 20 September 2019

LOCAL NEWS - How to retire early – yes, it is possible - OPINION: How will your death benefits be distributed? - OPINION: The fruit of ‘green’ investing - Consider the impact of taxes on a deceased estate - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - World’s biggest pension fund steps up passive stewardship efforts - OUT OF INTEREST…Why is it important to know what your tax residency is?

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IRFA DISPATCH: Monday, 16 September 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Regulator takes a hard line on retirement funds costs - Regulator wants fewer pension funds Most retirees regret not having saved more - PSG Wealth - SA’s retirement-savings crisis ‘is deepening’ - ustainable investing is becoming the new normal - Hedge funds delivered positive performances in 2018, despite headwinds - OPINION: Is it time to switch your RA? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - UK pension annuities under threat as rates plummet OUT OF INTEREST… Pace of SA economic reform is dangerously slow, but all is not lost for the SA investor

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IRFA DISPATCH: Monday, 9 September 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Too little, too late - Don't be in the dark about retirement - Beneficiaries, bullets and R17 billion in unpaid claims - This is how much SA unit trusts have struggled - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government branded immoral over pensions of UK citizens in EU - OUT OF INTEREST… Tough times for investors, but there's reason for hope

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