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Alf James

Alf James

    New regulations a step in the right direction
    New regulations a step in the right direction
    The default regulations to the Pension Funds Act, which are effective from March 1 2019, aim to improve the manner in which South Africa’s...
    Default regulations will simplify investment options
    Default regulations will simplify investment options
    The implementation of the default regulations to the Pension Funds Act on March 1 2019 will impact on three aspects of an investor’s retirement...
    Retirement journey becoming less complex
    Retirement journey becoming less complex
    The default regulations to the Pension Funds Act are government’s response to a longstanding series of discussions and debates around whether the...
    Benefits counselling model employs FinTech for an effective solution
    Benefits counselling model employs FinTech for an effective solution
    The default regulations to the Pension Funds Act, which require pension funds to provide retirement benefits counselling to its members under...
    Programme aims to improve performance
    Programme aims to improve performance
    The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) industry awards and recognition programme has evolved considerably since its initial inception as a...
    Best practices abound in transport sector
    Best practices abound in transport sector
    In a fluid and fast-changing transport environment, the Transport Sector Retirement Fund (TSRF) is aiming to be the factor within members’ lives...
    Fund employs financial literacy as an instrument of transformation
    Fund employs financial literacy as an instrument of transformation
    The Natal Joint Municipal Pension/KwaZulu Natal Joint Municipal Provident Funds (NJMPF), a multi-award winning fund, is constantly looking for ways...
    Default regulations aim to improve retirement outcomes
    Default regulations aim to improve retirement outcomes
    Retirement funds are racing to comply with the Default Regulations. All funds that were registered before March 1 2018 have until 1 March 1 2019 to...
    Important for members to be accountable for their own retirement
    Important for members to be accountable for their own retirement
    More than 50% of members retire on 20% or less of their final salary before retirement, according to findings from the latest Member Watch analysis...
    Awards stimulate knowledge transfer
    Awards stimulate knowledge transfer
    Funds entering the IRFA Best Practices Industry Awards (BPIA) programme and sharing their practices with the industry at large is of utmost...
    Awards reflect industry best practices on an international scale
    Awards reflect industry best practices on an international scale
    One of the core objectives of the IRFA’s Best Practices Industry Awards (BPIA) programme has always been to identify best practices, which set...
    Offshore investments should be approached with great responsibility
    Offshore investments should be approached with great responsibility
    The ability to invest more offshore due to the relaxation of foreign exchange controls over recent years broadened the opportunity set available to...