The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) is a long established and unique global trade association representing more than 220 cooperative and mutual insurers from over 70 countries worldwide.
ICMIF aims to promote and work with the cooperative and mutual insurance sector globally by being a leader in providing information and services to members, and representing the interests of, the global cooperative and mutual insurance sector.
Initially established in 1922 as the Insurance Committee of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) with a view to strengthening collaboration amongst cooperative and mutual insurers, ICMIF has grown over the years, significantly changing direction in 1972. In that year ICMIF formed an independent Secretariat, simultaneously moving away from the ICA. A further strategic review of operations was undertaken by members in 1992 at which time the organisation was significantly restructured in order to align itself more closely with the changing needs of its members, with a focus on delivering business-related services.