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A regulated pensions environment breeds transparency and accountability

COMMENT | Lydia Mirembe | There was a time when the retirement benefits sector in Uganda was defined by gross mismanagement, lack of transparency and accountability, outright corruption and brazen embezzlement of savers’ money. The establishment of a Sector Regulator since 2011, has provided a foundation for continued improvement in scheme …

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Be reassured, your retirement savings are prudently invested

All retirement  benefits schemes are required to have an investment policy statement, also known as the Investment Strategy, which clearly stipulates how they intend to invest members’ savings. COMMENT | Lydia Mirembe |  “Advise people to learn how to grow their asset column and…accumulate their wealth rather than saving without investing.” …

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Pension sector regulator turns 10 years

Assets under management have increased from Shs4tn in 2014 to Shs20tn but sector players want Ugandans to save more Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | As the Uganda Retirement Regulatory Authority continues to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, experts have challenged its executives to support innovations in the sector so as …

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The need for portability of benefits across EAC borders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Since its establishment in 2014, the East African Pension Supervisors Association (EAPSA) has been promoting the pension agenda within the region focusing on mutual cooperation, information sharing, and capacity building among pension supervisory authorities. Key among the issues on the EAPSA agenda is the …

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Innovation key to the future of the pension sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Retirement Benefits Sector is yet to expand coverage to all working citizens to enable them save for retirement, with confidence and without coercion. Currently, only 2.8 million Ugandans are covered under a retirement plan, with the majority of them under the mandatory NSSF. …

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Include retirement planning in university curriculum – MAK urged

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University should teach students about saving for retirement. The appeal was made by Gautham Bhardwaj the Co-Founder & Director of Pinbox solutions, an international pensions innovation firm while paying a courtesy visit early this week to the University Retirement Benefits Scheme. Bhardwaj noted …

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RETIREMENT: Savers to be able to get housing loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of different retirement schemes will be allowed to use part of their savings as collateral to obtain loans. According to the regulation, members saving in retirement schemes licensed by the Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA), will be allowed to secure mortgages and …

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