Press releases

lundi, 02 July 2018

Manchester, UK, 5 July 2018: On 7 July 2018, cooperatives around the world will celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives. Through the slogan Sustainable societies through cooperation cooperatives will show how, thanks to their cooperative values, principles and governance structures, these organisations have sustainability and resilience at their core, with concern for community as the seventh of their guiding principles.

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives (Saturday 7 July) was confirmed earlier this year along with the slogan “Sustainable societies through co-operation”. The aim of the theme is...

vendredi, 18 Mai 2018

Manchester, UK, 21 May 2018: A unique report on mutual and cooperative microinsurance in the Philippines has been published today by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and Microinsurance MBA Association of the Philippines, Inc (also known as RIMANSI).

 

The report, entitled Mutual and Cooperative Microinsurance in the Philippines: A Landscape Study, was conducted as part of the ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy. The 5-5-5 Strategy aims to provide mutual microinsurance solutions to 5 million low-income households, in five emerging markets over the next five years. The...

lundi, 23 avril 2018

Manchester, UK, 23 April 2018: Today sees the opening of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO) in Montreal, Canada. The MORO Conference takes place 23-25 April and this year’s theme is Reinsuring the mutual way.

This year’s MORO has attracted elite leaders from the global reinsurance industry and is the cooperative and mutual insurance sector’s only global reinsurance conference. The conference is an opportunity for mutuals and cooperatives to share reinsurance knowledge and discuss issues of common interest in a collaborative and supportive environment. This...

Jeudi, 08 March 2018

Manchester, UK, 8 March 2018  New data from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) shows that an estimated 97% of primary policyholders covered to date as a result of ICMIF's 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy are women. The total number of lives covered is over 3.2 million in developing countries, these are policyholders who previously had no insurance cover but who now have access to mutual microinsurance to protect them and their families.

 

The 5-5-5 Strategy aims to expand the reach of mutual microinsurance in five countries (India, the Philippines, Kenya, Colombia and Sri...

Jeudi, 08 March 2018

Manchester, UK, 8 March 2018: The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) newly formed Young Leaders Programme had its official launch as part of its Biennial Conference in London last October. Fifty-five young leaders attended and just under half were women, highlighting a clear commitment from mutuals and cooperatives world-wide to “press for progress”.

In total, ICMIF’s Biennial Conference saw a 28% representation by women on the speaker list and 30% representation by women on the delegate list. But it was the younger cohort who came out on top in terms of gender diversity at this event with 49% of the...

Mardi, 27 February 2018

Manchester, GB, 26 février 2018 : La Fédération Internationale des Coopératives et Mutuelles d’Assurance (ICMIF) a annoncé aujourd'hui que l’intervenant principal à la Réunion des officiels de réassurance (connu aussi sous le nom de MORO) à Montréal sera Glenn McGillivray, directeur général de l'Institut pour la réduction des sinistres catastrophiques (ICLR). Le MORO aura lieu du 23 au 25 avril 2018 avec comme thème principal « La réassurance sur le mode mutuel ».  

M. McGillivray présentera un aperçu du panorama des pertes catastrophiques lors d'une séance sur la gestion des risques dans un monde incertain: « Apprendre...

Mardi, 27 February 2018

Manchester, UK, 26 February 2018: The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) today announced that a keynote speakers for its upcoming Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO) in Montreal, Canada, in April will be Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). The MORO Conference will take place 23-25 April 2018 and this year’s theme is Reinsuring the mutual way.

McGillivray will present an overview of the catastrophic loss landscape in a session on Managing risk in an uncertain world: Learning from catastrophes on the morning of Tuesday 24 April.

In...

Jeudi, 07 December 2017

Manchester, UK, 7 December 2017:  On Tuesday 14 November 2017 a workshop was hosted jointly by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) with the Insurance Institute of India (III) in Mumbai (India) with the theme Closing the Protection Gap in India – a People-Based Solution.

The workshop follows the release in July 2017 by ICMIF of a country diagnostic report on the mutual and cooperative microinsurance landscape in India as part of ICMIF’s 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy. The 5-5-5 Strategy aims to make a positive impact, through microinsurance, on the lives of millions of low-income...

vendredi, 20 Octubre 2017

London, UK, 20 October 2017: The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) today announced preliminary finding from their 2016 Global Mutual Market Share research. These findings confirmed the growing social impact of mutual and cooperative insurance in 2016.

Cooperative and mutual insurers have consistently increased their policyholder numbers since 2012.

During its Biennial Conference held in London this week, ICMIF told the 350 delegates from 37 countries that 990m policyholders now have mutual/cooperative insurance products, an increase of 2m since the previous year and an overall increase of...

Jeudi, 19 Octubre 2017

London, UK, Wednesday 19 October 2017 - This week, the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) welcomed more than 360 delegates from 37 countries to attend the 2017 Biennial Conference: Redesigning Insurance at the Hilton London Bankside Hotel, UK (17-20 October).

Of those delegates, 55 are young leaders, deemed by their organisation to be the mutual and cooperative insurance leaders of the future. This is the first time that ICMIF has organised a Young Leader Programme (for delegates generally aged between 18 and 35) with a special programme of activities focused on developing this next generation of...

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