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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, 21 October 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Three key issues around draft default regulation for retirement funds - How do you plan for a new career in retirement? - Numsa Investment Co. to create umbrella retirement fund - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government right to shelve annuity sales, says industry - UK pension saving shortfall ‘is £11bn a year’- Here's when you should claim Social Security early

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Retirement savings: cost transparency critical to making informed choices - Delays in pension fund payouts dominate complaints to adjudicator - Maintenance upon divorce - what happens when your ex-spouse dies? - Combining investment styles for more consistent performance - Employee benefits to 2020 – Liberty CEO looks to the future - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Divorce is destroying retirement Pension reforms to save retirees from double tax - Savers in failed pension schemes to be given income boost - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Rand stronger but still volatile

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 14 October 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Money you owe an employer can’t come off your retirement benefit - Restricting the ‘doomsday’ scenario in living annuities - What are the options for retirees with some appetite for risk? Fixed versus living annuities - Innovative solutions for a modern pension plan: How Microsoft does it - Police pension fund ‘must educate SAPS about its rules’ - Unit trust categories: What do they mean? INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Young could get early access to state pension - State pension shake-up could mean £45k boost for middle-class savers

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 7 October 2016

LOCAL NEWS - Using behavioural finance to help individuals make better annuity decisions at retirement - Frustration mounts over tax refund delays - Debt is temporary, a low pension is for life - The costs of retirement - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Hedge funds: Brevan Howard comes up short - The future of UK pensions - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Economy would take a knock if starved of new graduates

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