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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 idea for the workshops was born at the ICMIF conference in Toronto last October, where several executives and board members from Capricorn Mutual took part in the strategic decision making workshop that preceded the conference....

This report provides an update of the Mutual Market Share 2006-2007 report which was published and distributed to ICMIF members in 2009. It includes updated market share information for the years 2007-2008.

The sample has also been extended to include data from 70 countries (60 last year), representing 99.5% of the world insurance market according to Swiss Re figures, and providing data...

This report provides an update of the Mutual Market Share 2005-2006 report which was published and distributed to ICMIF members in June 2009. It includes updated market share information for the years 2006-2007.

Whilst collating the data for 2007, the opportunity has been taken to update the published 2006 data to take account of data made available following its earlier publication....

The mutual market share at the end of 2006 was 23.9% showing a slight decrease from 2005 of 24.7%. Of the largest ten insurance countries, representing 78% of the world market, five of them have over 25% of their markets in mutual and cooperative businesses, namely, Germany 41%, France, 40%, Japan 36%, USA 30% and Spain 29%.

The global market share for non-life business was 28.0% (up...