Circulars

DIRECTIVE TO LICENSED PENSION FUND OPERATORS ON SHARING AND TREATMENT OF BROKERAGE COMMISSION ON ALL BOND TRANSACTIONS

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has through a Circular dated 27 July 2019 directed that only Capital Market Operators duly registered by SEC are eligible to be paid brokerage fee/receiving agents’ commission and such Operators shall not pay or offer a percentage of the commission earned from services provided in transaction as an incentive […]

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Circular on the Implementation of the Requirement for the Provision of the Fidelity Insurance Cover for Employees of PFAs/PFCs

Section 69 (f) of the Pension Reform Act (PRA 2014) mandates Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and Pension Fund Custodians (PFCs) to provide annual Fidelity Insurance Cover for all staff to the full value of the pension funds and assets managed or held by them or as may be determined by the Commission

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Issues on the Transition from the Contributor Registration System (CRS) to the Enhanced Contributor Registration System (ECRS)

PFAs would recall the various engagements of the Commission during the process of the development of the Enhanced Contributor Registration System (ECRS), and their subsequent participation in the pilot test of the application, preparatory to the deployment of same.

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Re: Circular on Forwarding of Requests for Refund of Pension Contributions to Employees of States and Local Governments By Pension Fund Administrators

It has come to the Commission’s attention that following the Circular referenced INSP/CIR/SOD/18/01 of 31 August 2018, some Pension Fund Administrators have been refusing to execute the approvals granted by the Benefits and Insurance Department of the Commission for refund of pension contributions of State and Local Government employees.

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Re: Review of Programmed Withdrawal Template

Further to the Circular Ref. PENCOM/INSP/CIR/Surv/18/21 dated 8 August 2018, suspending the use of the Revised Programmed Withdrawal Templates (PWT), you are by this circular requested to revert to the old PWT for the computation of retirement benefits under the CPS.

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Addendum To The Framework On Pension Enhancement For Existing Retirees On Programmed Withdrawal Under The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS)

Following the implementation of  the Framework on Pension Enhancement for existing retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme

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Revised Procedures On The Processing of Death Benefits

The Commission has received series of complaints from retirees, who alleged that their PFAs have wrongfully paid their death benefits to their Next-of-Kin or legal beneficiaries while they are still alive and in active service without their consent.

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Addendum to the Circular on Withdrawals from Voluntary Contributions

Following the implementation of the Circular ref. PENCOM/INSP/CIR/SURV/17/22 of 16 November, 2017 on Withdrawal of Voluntary Contributions

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Circular on Forwarding of Requests for Refunds in Respect of Employees of States and Local Governments by PFA

This is to inform all Pension Fund Administrators that henceforth all requests for approvals

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Circular on Review of Programmed Withdrawal Template

Following the recent implementation of the revised Template for Programmed Withdrawal as a mode of accessing retirement benefits under the Contributory Pension Scheme, the Commission has received complaints from several quarters indicating concerns against the new Template

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Implementation Guidelines On RSA Multi-Fund Structure (Addendum)

Re:Implementation Guidelines on Retirement Savings Account (RSA) Multi-Fund Structure (Addendum).

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