International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation

Public affairs

ICMIF’s position on global issues and how  we are influencing regulatory and government bodies on behalf of members. 

Dame Pauline Green, who stood down as President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in November 2015 after six years at the helm, paid tribute to the part played by the cooperative and mutual insurance sector in the ICA’s striking recent revival. In an interview undertaken with ICMIF's magazine Voice shortly after the ICA Global Conference, she praises the role undertaken by ICMIF members in the cooperative movement. An abridged version of the interview can be found in Voice 84 (published in January 2016).

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) plays a significant role in developing the global agenda on financial issues and in particular – through its Insurance and Private Pensions Committee – on key themes affecting the insurance sector. Timothy Bishop, Head of Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Financial Affairs Division at the OECD, recently explained some of OECD’s current thinking to Voice (ICMIF’s triannual magazine for members). An abbreviated version of...

Update for ICMIF members following the adoption of the Omnibus II Directive

On 11 March 2014 the European Parliament adopted the Omnibus II Directive which now just requires formal adoption by the Council and publication in the Official Journal before entering into force.  This Directive complements the Solvency II Directive which will be applied from 1 January 2016. This is an important step as much of the...