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New category of member – Interview with Pierre Sonigo

Interview with Pierre Sonigo, FERMA’s Secretary General. Continue reading


International individual and corporate members eligible for FERMA

FERMA has agreed a change to its bylaws to accept two new categories of members: individuals and companies with an interest in European risk management who are not eligible to join an existing FERMA member association. Continue reading


FERMA to accept international individual and corporate members

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has agreed a change to its bylaws so that it can accept individual and corporate members who have an interest in European risk management. Until now membership has been limited to national risk management associations in Europe. Continue reading


Award to FERMA’s General Secretary Pierre Sonigo

Pierre Sonigo FERMA’s Secretary General received the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) at its inaugural global risk awards held in London on 28 February. Continue reading


All insurance buyers should have a right to information from their intermediary

FERMA believes that all insurance buyers are entitled to a minimum European standard of disclosure in the revised Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD2).
At present, the Directive only covers consumers and small businesses. It does not protect:
Large risks, typically those insured by FERMA members
What are called professional customers, including many medium sized enterprises
FERMA has restated this opinion to the European Parliamentary Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee which is now considering the draft Directive. It will go to Parliament for a final vote in July.

This is the view FERMA has strongly expressed in a position paper to the Parliamentary Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee which will consider the draft directive before it goes to Plenary for a final vote in July. Continue reading


Pierre Sonigo wins lifetime achievement award

Pierre Sonigo, General Secretary, has received the lifetime achievement award from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). Continue reading


Controversy over the creation of a pollution fund

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations, which represents risk managers in 20 European countries, has told the European Commission that it is opposed to the creation of a fund to cover environmental liability and losses resulting from industrial accidents.

FERMA was responding to a consultation exercise by the Commission following a proposal from the government of Hungary for the establishment of a compensation fund, partly in response to a major industrial accident in October 2010 that involved a spill of around 1m cubic metres of red sludge and alkaline water. Continue reading


Save the date for your diary! AIDA – FERMA Seminar 3 June 2013

The insurance law association AIDA-Europe and FERMA will hold a joint conference on 3 June in Paris on commercial insurance law and regulation issues to be followed by a cocktail reception.
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Industrial pollution fund not needed, says FERMA

FERMA is opposing a proposal from the European Economic and Social Committee to create a fund to cover environmental liability losses from industrial accidents. Continue reading


Team FERMA goes to Philadelphia

Team FERMA went to Philadelphia for the annual conference of the US Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) in April. Continue reading