International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation

Advanced Management Course

Registrations are now being taken for the 2015 Advanced Management Course. Find out about the benefits of attending this unique six day, intensive course.

Insurance Day partners with ICMIF to offer members a discount

ICMIF and its member organizations are regularly featured in our sector’s favourite daily news source Insurance Day. ICMIF members can now get the publication at a special discounted price. 

Global Mutual Market Share

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

Sector news: UK mutuals policy review “The Hunt Review” published today

The UK should emulate its major competitors by fostering a greater role for mutual business in key areas of the economy, says a new policy review published today.

Member news: The Co-operators awards more than CAD 100,000 to sustainability projects

Today, Wednesday 17 December 2014, 108,808 Canadian dollars (CAD) in grants was awarded by ICMIF member organization The Co-operators to 26 young Canadians leading innovative sustainability projects a…

Two strategic reports from ICMIF launched for members: Employee wellbeing and Changing consumer behaviours

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has published two exclusive reports for members: one on the topic of employee wellbeing and one on changing consumer behaviours.

Supporting member news: PartnerRe Wholesale division targets growing SME insurance needs with new underwriting manager

PartnerRe is a longstanding Supporting Member of ICMIF. All ICMIF Supporting Members are carefully selected suppliers to the insurance industry who acknowledge the unique nature of ICMIF member organi…

Mutual and cooperative values sell

Mutual and cooperative values sell: Sharing our experiences, sharing our successes is another first of its kind ICMIF report, this time showcasing values-based insurance marketing strategies from arou…

Strategic InSights: Changing consumer behaviours

Economic and social shifts during the last decade have created a significantly different type of insurance consumer. The global financial crisis has led to falling incomes in real terms and a commerci…

Market InSights: Latin America 2013

Mutual and cooperative insurers in Latin America reported record premium volumes in 2013, accordingly to the latest figures published by ICMIF’s Business Intelligence department.

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…

Advanced Management Course 2015

“A unique career development opportunity” The cooperative and mutual insurance sector, is presented with many challenges and the demands facing the managers of these organizations has never been …

ICMIF Advanced Potential course

An exciting new development opportunity Following a thorough review of its learning and development services, ICMIF has listened to the needs of its members and is creating additional learning and de…

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…

The day our world changed

The 23 September 2014 will be permanently etched in my memory and hopefully the history of ICMIF.  On a personal level it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a “bucket list” moment, speaking at …

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…