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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, 8 May 2018

LOCAL NEWS - The triple dilemma facing women when saving for a comfortable retirement Reaping (guaranteed) benefits from retirement planning - The developed world’s corporate tax war could hurt SA - Behavioural finance: how you think when you invest and how to make better decisions - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Ghana - Government must come out with alternative retirement plan - Prof. Bokpin Moving Pensions From Defined Benefit to ‘Defined Ambition’

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 20 April 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Mobilising US-Africa pension funds to invest in African infrastructure - Revised regulatory allowance for African Investments: A lucrative opportunity for pension funds - Corporate tax rate in need of review - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Call for UK pensions tax relief at flat rate of 30% - New pension plan proposal for state employees advance

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IRFA DISPATCH: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Divorce order for payment of pension interest not applicable for marriages out of community of property - Should you consolidate your discretionary money with your pension money? - Boost your retirement savings by reducing your monthly tax burden - Understanding the Twin Peaks architecture Rise of ‘grey’ divorce is forcing a financial reckoning after 50 - Will umbrella funds become the default in retirement fund management? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - UK pensions industry faces ‘fundamental shift’ CHICAGO - Consolidating pension funds in Illinois a smart way to sop up the red ink - NIGERIA - Regulators move to implement new pension guidelines - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Where are we heading to?

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 6 April 2018

LOCAL NEWS - The fundamental problem with retirement funds - A retirement plan few will tell you about Concern about non-compliant tax practitioners - Bolster your retirement savings by reducing your monthly tax burden - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Emergency savings seen as a way to better protect retirement nest eggs Bigger pension funds must work for savers - Asset managers snub UK pension fund code on fees

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