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Mutual and cooperative insurers continue to expand their global reach

The increasingly positive socio-economic impact of the global mutual and cooperative insurance industry was further evident in the latest Global Mutual Market Share 2014 report published by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

According to the latest ICMIF data, the number of...

The launch at the end of 2015 of ICMIF’s first Global Manifesto Protecting Lives and Livelihoods marked a major step forward in ICMIF’s coordinated campaign to get the cooperative and mutual insurance model understood and supported worldwide.

“The Manifesto calls for a formal recognition of the value that mutual and cooperative insurers add to the global economy and society. It calls...

Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators (Canada), a member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), is retiring at the end of 2016, after 14 years in the role.

"I have worked alongside the very best in the insurance industry and cooperative sector," says Kathy. "I am proud of what we have built together and so very fortunate to have had...

Through the IMPACT! Fund, Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has recently awarded CAD 93,747 in grants to 21 young Canadians who demonstrated leadership and ingenuity in sustainability. The IMPACT! Fund, which is part of the IMPACT! Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership, financially supports young sustainability leaders as they implement programs that have a positive impact on...

Desjardins, a Canadian ICMIF member, and its partners Hacking Health, IBM Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and the Public Health Agency of Canada have announced that they are bringing together healthcare and IT professionals for the Health+Promotion Innovation Challenge, which will take place from 6 to 8 November 2015.

The organisers of the Challenge say that prevention is the best way for...

Shaun Tarbuck, CEO (pictured) of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) today praised the Business (B)20 Financing Growth Taskforce (FGT) for acknowledging the significant role of the insurance and pension fund industries when it comes to SME financing.

His comments were made following the publishing of the B20 Financing Growth Taskforce Policy Paper,...

Mutual and cooperative insurers in Latin America reported record premium volumes in 2014, according to the latest statistics published by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

ICMIF's Business Intelligence Unit has just published the Market InSights: Latin America 2014 report which shows how the mutual and cooperative insurance sector collectively wrote...

The world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurers collectively wrote over USD 1.2 trillion in premium income in 2013.

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has once again published its Global 500 report, a definitive annual list of the world’s largest mutual and cooperative insurance companies, now updated to include 2013 year end data. Now in its...

Many mutual insurers choose to recruit people who share the social values and purpose as those that are key to their organisation. When executed correctly this strategy creates a lasting bond between employees and employer, says Mike Ashurst, Vice-President for Reinsurance and Training at ICMIF in a recent article for Insurance Day magazine “Talent report: Recruiting for success”.

While...

On 19 March 2013, UK mutual Royal London and The Co-operative Banking Group (CBG) announced the signing of agreements for Royal London to acquire The Co-operative’s life insurance and asset management businesses. Before the transaction takes place there will be a period of completion which will take a number of months. Following the completion period life insurance and asset management...

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