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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: Tuesday 17 October 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Get serious about retirement saving - Your current income should dictate your retirement income - Unclaimed benefits in billions of rands - The state of savings and retirement planning in SA PIC looting concerns raise red flags for proposed state pension fund - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Using the pension freedoms? You could run out of money after just 16 years - Challenging new estimates on what funds a comfortable retirement - Simpler pension ‘passport’ boosts take-up of advice - Dutch pension reforms target company DB schemes

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday 03 October 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Is the SA retirement fund industry keeping up with the sustainable investing trend? - A collective voice shouts the loudest - Can you afford to live until age 100? - 6 ways to make your retirement capital last longer - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Women fear they won't have enough to fund retirement - Canada’s trailblazing pension reforms pay dividends - Retirement planning Equities: A preferred investment avenue for long-term financial goals’ - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Three reforms to boost SA’s economy

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday 20 September 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Managing your retirement income is no easy task - Grace period over for institutions to comply with PoPI - How much is JustEnough in retirement for dementia sufferers? - Does it make sense to contribute after-tax money to a pension fund? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - ‘Huge variations’ in company pension default funds - How to boost your retirement income with P2P Lending - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Proving the value of cash in a portfolio - Make money your servant, not your master - A clever approach

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday 05 September 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Steps approved to action Retirement Fund Reform - Financial sector regulation takes another step towards implementing Twin Peaks regulatory model - High drawdowns put living annuity retirees at risk - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Could big pension deficits endanger your FTSE dividends? - Academics face big rise in their pension payments - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS 9 ways to spring clean your finances

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