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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, 21 August 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Retirement funding: what retirees regret most - Give gov't your pension funds or have the country turn to the IMF? No need for either, says DA - Divorce and the negotiation for pension benefits Prescribed asset requirements and what it could mean for your hard-earned pension fund - OPINION: For most South Africans, retirement is not leisure time - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - WORK TILL YOU DROP State pension age should rise to 75 from 68, report says – raising fears some workers will NEVER retire UK elderly suffer worst poverty rate in Western Europe

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 8 August 2019

LOCAL NEWS - Should you be able to opt out of Regulation 28? - Is it time to switch your RA? - How should employers decide what benefits to offer their members? - Marriott Solutions for Retirement - How would retrenchment affect your financial well-being? - HARRY JOFFE: How to inherit retirement fund benefits tax efficiently - How your group life cover and personal insurance work together - INTERNATIONAL NEWS Canadian pension fund plans to set up a credit arm in India - Japanese pension funds put record amounts into alternatives

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

LOCAL NEWS - South Africans continue to work in retirement - How you can hack your retirement plan OPINION: ‘Wealth’, not ‘retirement’, will induce millennials to save - Employee benefits must keep pace with a dynamic workforce - State pension fund was in the dark about Ayo transaction - GEPF looks to invest more offshore - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pension contributions: How to amass £100,000 by age of 60 - how much to save each month - Pensions redress process coming to an end

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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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