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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, 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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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 5 June 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Choosing your retirement home - Retirement fund cyber wipeout likely - The foreign earnings tax exemption minefield – what applies to who? - All that glitters offshore is not gold - What your umbrella fund offers you under the default regulations - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Govt urged to give new mothers £2k pension top-up - Retirement Is Forced Upon Roughly One-Quarter of Americans - OUT OF INTEREST… - Raising financially empowered kids

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 31 May 2019

LOCAL NEWS - The Regulation 28 debate ignores a crucial point - Non-compliance… why take the risk? Three powerful tips to boost your savings - All that glitters offshore is not gold - Is this what will save active management? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pension contribution arrears understated: Ipec - British lawmakers demand their pension fund divests fossil fuels

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