Through the new partnership, Swiss Re will provide ICMIF with the knowledge, expertise and support for risk management, as well as collaborating with ICMIF to close the protection gaps and strengthen the social resilience around the globe.
Shaun TARBUCK, ICMIF Chief Executive, commented:
"On behalf of ICMIF, our Board of Directors and our 200-member organizations, I am delighted to welcome Swiss Re, one of the world's leading (re)insurance providers, as a member of the Federation. ICMIF has previously contributed to Swiss Re's sigma research into the cooperative/mutual insurance sector, and for many years, we have based the global insurance figures quoted in ICMIF's Global Mutual Market Share report on Swiss Re's research. (...) This new relationship between ICMIF and Swiss Re presents an exciting opportunity to further develop our partnership and bring additional added value to our members around the world."
Jayne PLUNKETT, Swiss Re's CEO Reinsurance Asia, said:
"Swiss Re has long-established relationships with our clients in the mutual and cooperative insurance sector, some of which are members of ICMIF. Our aim is to make societies more resilient. The impact is greater when we do this together. (...) We believe that we are able to bring fresh perspectives, knowledge and capital to anticipate and manage risk. (...) This partnership brings us closer to ICMIF members where our shared knowledge and expertise will enable the development of more enhanced client-centric products and solutions."
Jayne PLUNKETT recently announced that she will leave her position held at Swiss Re to pursue career opportunities outside the company, after almost 20 years served inside Swiss Re. She will be replaced by Russell HIGGINBOTHAM, change effective starting 8 July 2019 (more details here).