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Friday, 17 November 2017

On Tuesday 14 November a workshop was jointly hosted 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 was attended by over 50 attendees.

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 which aims to make a positive impact through microinsurance on the lives of millions of low-income households in a...

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) and Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, today published the sixth annual World Co-operative Monitor. The launch took place as part of the Alliance’s Global Cooperative Conference in Malaysia, the theme of which for 2017 is Putting people at the centre of development.

The publication reports on the world’s largest cooperative and mutual organisations, providing a ranking of the Top 300 and sectorial analysis based on 2015 financial data. The 2017 World Co-operative Monitor collected data for 2,379 organisations from eight sectors of...

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Bonn, 14 November 2017 – Issued on behalf of the Insurance Development Fund (IDF)

Resilience is on the agenda at this year’s climate conference under the Presidency of the Fiji Government where there was a call for urgent action to increase investment to make communities and economies more resilient to today’s and tomorrow’s climate risk.

They recognised that the hurricanes in the Caribbean, the...

Friday, 10 November 2017

ICMIF member The Co-operators has been named a 2018 Aon Best Employer in Canada, marking the 15th consecutive year the organisation has been included on this prestigious list.

Awarded the highest rating of Platinum, The Co-operators, which includes Co-operators Group Limited, Co-operators General Insurance Company, Co-operators Life Insurance Company, HB Group/COSECO and CUMIS, is one of only seven companies to consecutively make this list since 2004. Another Co-operators member, Addenda Capital, has been named on the 2018 Aon Best Small and Medium Employers Platinum list.

The Aon Best Employers list is based primarily on...

Friday, 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 110m since 2012.


Thursday, 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 mutual insurance talent.

At the...

Friday, 13 October 2017

The UK mutual insurance sector continued to outperform the rest of the UK insurance market in 2016, according to the latest financial research from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

The Market InSights: UK 2016 report will be officially launched next week at ICMIF’s Biennial Conference in London, attended by more than 350 delegates from 147 organisations and 37 countries.

The report shows that the UK mutual sector reported a post-crisis record level of insurance premiums of GBP 19.6 billion in 2016, representing an increase of almost 10% from the previous year (2015: GBP 17.8 billion)....

Friday, 06 October 2017

ICMIF Supporting Member A.M. Best has this week announced that two of its senior executives have been named by Intelligent Insurer magazine in the 2017 edition of its annual Influential Women in (Re)Insurance list, which profiles an elite roster of female executives making their mark on the risk transfer industry.

Andrea Keenan (pictured), senior managing director of industry relations throughout the Americas – Canada, the United States, Caribbean and Latin America – together with Catherine Thomas, senior director of analytics based in A.M. Best’s Europe Middle East and Africa office in London, are named in the honour list by...

Friday, 29 September 2017

More than 50 young leaders from 27 mutual and cooperative insurers in 14 countries have registered to attend the new Young Leaders Programme at the upcoming ICMIF Biennial Conference in London (17-20 October). The unique programme has been designed for millennial/Gen Y employees (generally aged between 18 and 35) of ICMIF member companies, offering them the chance to attend the full ICMIF Conference as well as participate in exclusive breakfast sessions and networking events.

The attendees participating in the Young Leaders Programme will have the chance to learn from their peers at other ICMIF member companies and also enjoy the...

Monday, 25 September 2017

The 25th ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference will take place from 29 November – 1 December 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. There are just five days left for ICMIF members to save USD 100 with the early-bird discount registration rate which is available until Friday 29 September 2017.


The theme of this year's conference, From Risk to Opportunity, is an ideal opportunity for board members and senior staff of ICMIF member organisations to learn about the successes and latest trends in the cooperative/mutual insurance industry. Click on the following link to visit the ICMIF/Americas Conference Web site at