Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.
From this issue:
The manifesto is the initiative of Mutuo, a research and lobbying think-tank which works with British mutual and cooperative insurers, building societies (mortgage savings institutions), consumer coops and other mutual businesses.
According to Mutuo’s chief executive Peter Hunt, it is designed to remind politicians that governments must be mindful of the mutual sector when making legislation, regulating markets and developing policy.
“The nature of the recession has meant that fundamental questions are being asked about the way businesses are owned and how our economy is structured,” he says. “The instability in the global markets has been primarily in investor-owned businesses,” he adds, stressing the importance of the contribution to business diversity which mutuals provide.
Extract from ‘British mutuals launch their manifesto’
Also in this issue:
- Comment: becoming more member-focused
- Cooperative insurance business model threatened
- Looking outside the Danish model
- Allnations makes unique investment
- Solvency II: mutuals call for diversity to be protected
- Mutual market share
- From idea to influence in 40 years
- Great people and a very great sense of values
- European cooperation is still very much live and well
- Lagun Aro invests in technology for growth
- NTUC Income celebrates 40 years by looking forward
- ICMIF secondees return to their own companies
- Corporate governance in takaful