ICMIF publications and reports
InSights reports: Trends in Online Business and Online Strategies
One of the most significant shifts in consumer behaviours in recent years has been the increased use of online sources for researching, transacting and post-sales service. Online presents the insurance industry, both life and general, with some important business opportunities, many of which have as yet been untapped.
March 22, 2013
Market InSights reports
The latest research from ICMIF’s Shared Intelligence department shows how the mutual and cooperative sectors in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe have all consistently and significantly outperformed the rest of the insurance market since the global financial crisis of… [READ MORE]
February 26, 2013
It’s also difficult to imagine someone better qualified to lead DEVK than its current CEO, Friedrich Gieseler, for railways run deep in his family. His father Willi worked in management for the German railway service and Mr Gieseler himself began working for the state railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) after completing his degree in business administration. Two years later, when he was 24, he switched from DB to DEVK, and since then his whole management career has been built entirely with the insurer.
April 30, 2013
For CEO Jens Bærentsen, Alka’s values permeate all aspects of its work. He detects, he says, a real battle of ideas in the insurance industry between cooperatives and mutuals, who operate on the basis of a common pooling of deposits to help those who have accidents, and publicly listed insurers with their emphasis on profitability (and, all too often, on raising premiums). “To me it’s very important that we keep to our principles. We are driven by a focus on our customers, not the bottom line,” he says.
Extract from ‘Danish cooperative insurer Alka aims for the simple life’
November 19, 2012