mutuals

The forthcoming 2016 Quebec International Summit of Cooperatives promises to be an unparalleled opportunity for both cooperatives and mutuals to network, learn and cooperate under the theme of Cooperatives: The Power to Act. The event will be co-hosted by the International Co-operative Alliance and Desjardins Group and takes place from 11 to 13 October in Quebec (Canada).

The Summit is...

The mutual insurance market’s pleasing performance since the financial crisis suggests ‘permanent recovery’ for the sector according to Swiss Re’s latest sigma report.

The Swiss Re sigma report Mutual insurance in the 21st century: back to the future, published today, states that mutuals are enjoying a renewed period of relative popularity and that they have benefited from the...

Whilst on a personal level the staff of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) were very disappointed in the outcome of the Brexit referendum, particularly those based at the Federation’s UK office, the vote for the UK to leave the European Union will have no effect on how ICMIF provides its services to its global membership. 

ICMIF is a global federation...

The world’s 500 largest mutual/cooperative insurers have been writing business for, on average, 93 years each, according to the latest research from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

Not only is the mutual/cooperative sector demonstrating impressive longevity but it is also recording success in terms of premiums and growth. Of these 500 largest...

This week the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) welcomed the announcement by Stephen Catlin, Chair of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) of the appointment of a number of leading insurance CEOs to serve on the Steering Committee of the IDF. This Committee was created to apply insurers’ risk expertise to the insurance-related challenges and opportunities...

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has published its Global 500 report for this year. The report contains an analysis of the world’s 500 largest mutual and cooperative insurance companies, known as the Global 500 list, ranked by 2014 premium income. This is the eighth edition of the report, published annually alongside Global Mutual Market Share, ICMIF’s...

Three days of unmissable meetings for cooperative and mutual business leaders

Registration has just opened for the 3rd International Summit of Cooperatives, an initiative of Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the organizers promise it will be three days of unmissable meetings for cooperative and mutual business leaders. The Summit will be held at...

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) today announced new statistics confirming the increasingly positive socio-economic impact of the global mutual and cooperative insurance industry. The publication of the latest ICMIF Global Mutual Market Share report confirms another year of strong financial performance for the mutual and cooperative insurance sector.

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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...

Generation Y or Gen Y – those born between 1980-2000 - now form the largest generation that we have ever seen in history and last year Gen Y also became the largest generation in our workforces.  According to recent market research* Generation Y will account for 75% of our workforce by 2025.

This week the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has launched...

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