retirement funds

 
Communication with members is key to fund's success
Communication with members is key to fund's success
With more than 70 000 active members and around 3 000 participating employers, communication is a priority for the Transport Sector Retirement Fund...
High rate of compliance allows for rapid investment
High rate of compliance allows for rapid investment
The Transport Sector Retirement Fund (TSRF) is operating at around 99% compliance with regards to Section 13A of the Pensions Fund Act,...
Investments focussed on enhancing members' wellbeing
Investments focussed on enhancing members' wellbeing
The Transport Sector Retirement Fund (TSRF) has a market value of around R7.1-billion, which is attributable to both investment performance and its...
High fees erode your investments
High fees erode your investments
They say that too many cooks spoil the broth. But what do too many middle­men do? In the investment value chain, they raise the fees.
Collaboration necessary to resolve South African savings crisis
Collaboration necessary to resolve South African savings crisis
The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) has made a point of working with other stakeholders for the benefit of members of retirement funds...
Call to join quest for financial freedom and security
Call to join quest for financial freedom and security
The 2018 Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) Annual Conference, which is the biggest pensions’ conference on the continent, is the...
How not to outlive your cash
How not to outlive your cash
It may be decades from now or just a year or two, but we all eventually receive our last pay cheque. Once you’ve packed up your desk, it’s time...
Fees can reduce retirement savings
Fees can reduce retirement savings
I recently came across a concept called optimism bias. Ever heard of it? It’s also referred to as the “illusion of invulnerability”. Simply...
Pension fund cull sparks unease
Pension fund cull sparks unease
A battle over a project to cancel thousands of dormant pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB) has raised questions for some of the...
Regulatory changes push up costs for retirement fund members
Regulatory changes push up costs for retirement fund members
About 80% of pension fund providers say compliance with the latest regulatory changes will result in additional costs for the members of a fund,...
Treasury contemplates a saving grace
Treasury contemplates a saving grace
Retirement costs could actually be much higher than the treasury's original estimate, making reform of the sector even more important for a...
Treasury: Fees are eating half of South Africans' retirement funds
Treasury: Fees are eating half of South Africans' retirement funds
A discussion paper released by the national treasury on Thursday is the last in a series of five released by the treasury and aims to promote...

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