International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation


This year the ICMIF Communications Leaders Forum meets in Singapore on 24-25 November and the theme will be Mutual and Cooperative Values Sell. Delegates will explore how marketing mutual/cooperative values can help gain competitive advantage and how to boost their influencing strategies.


The ICMIF/Americas 22nd Annual Conference will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 12-14 November 2014. The theme of this year’s conference, Reinventing the Future, will focus on innovation and how it relates to the challenges and opportunities for member-owned insurance companies.

2012 Mutual Market Share report

Mutual and cooperative insurers have significantly outperformed the total insurance market since the onset of the global financial crisis of 2007-08, according to the latest research from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).


Key Member Statistics

Event news: ICMIF members engage in dialogue with EIOPA Chair on the topic of global regulation

This week saw the second of ICMIF’s Regulatory Leaders Issues Forum (RLF) take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Tuesday 21 October 2014. The first had taken place in Washington DC, USA, on Friday …

Sector news: Call for cooperatives and mutuals to contribute to the Quebec International Summit Declaration

From 5 to 9 October, the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives was held in Quebec City, Canada, and brought together 3,000 cooperative and mutual participants from 93 countries. They met to dis…

Sector news: United Nations publishes first-ever Global Census on Cooperatives

  Following the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives the United Nation’s Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) commissioned the first-ever Global Census on Cooperatives, the resul…

Strategic InSights: Good to people, good for business

The primary goal of cooperative/mutual insurers is to manage risk in order to build a better world – from safeguarding the environment, to providing stability in communities, from helping businesses…

ICMIF Members: Key Statistics 2013 highlights record growth for ICMIF members

ICMIF members reported record premium growth last year, according to the latest financial data from the ICMIF Members: Key Statistics 2013 report. Now in its fifth edition, the report provides a summa…

Global mutual and cooperative market infographic 2014

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has produced a new global infographic highlighting the size and growth of the worldwide mutual and cooperative insurance industry.…

Voice 80

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.  

ICMIF Communications Leaders Forum (CLF) 2014

ICMIF’s Communications Leaders Forum (CLF) meeting will take place in Singapore on 24-25 November this year. NTUC Income will host the two day event at the stunning Raffles Convention Centre, wher…

ICMIF/Americas 22nd Annual Conference - 2014

REINVENTING THE FUTURE The theme of this year’s conference will focus on innovation as it relates to the challenges and opportunities for member-owned insurance companies. We’ll begin by explorin…

ICMIF Claims Conference 2014

EVENT OVERVIEW The 2014 ICMIF Claims Conference provides a unique opportunity for claims directors/managers from the mutual and cooperative insurance industry to sharpen their competitive advantage, t…

Regulatory Issues Leaders Forum (RLF) Europe 2014

Painting the global picture: A unique opportunity for ICMIF members to engage in a dialogue with the Chair of EIOPA

Mutual appreciation – a rating agency conundrum

It’s easy to speculate that the rating agencies might not give a mutual (or cooperative) insurer the credit they deserve in the rating process; that an agency may appear more familiar or comfortable…

What have UNICEF and ICMIF got in common? Values.

ICMIF is now finalising a new international partnership with UNICEF to harness the expertise of the cooperative and mutual insurance industry to help the world’s children. In this the fourth and fin…

Beyond the globalization of indifference: Towards a more inclusive economy

The title of this week’s blog comes from some of the terms used in a recent discussion document published by the Vatican. The document was one of the outcomes of a meeting of world leaders from busi…

Influencing sustainable finance at a global level

Influencing sustainable finance at a global level