Tag Archives : RIMS

Letter from Brussels

It has been an eventful two months for FERMA! A FERMA team attended RIMS conference in Denver in April. It was a great occasion for both President Julia Graham and me to meet our counterparts at RIMS and at global level. You will find my
report also in this newsletter. In addition at RIMS, I attended a public affairs presentation and met with Nathan Bacchus RIMS Head of Government Affairs. As businesses are global and operate in a competitive environment, we might see issues on which we could capitalise and benefit by sharing actions led by our organisations that further support the profession. One issue we discussed was fear of the non-renewal at the end of 2014 of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA),under which the US government provides catastrophe level reinsurance in the event of a terrorist attack. Continue reading


FERMA goes to RIMS

A team from FERMA attended the Rims conference in Denver in April. The traditional gathering of representatives of
the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA) on Saturday evening was a good
occasion for both President Julia Graham and Executive Director Florence Bindelle to meet their counterparts from RIMS and at global level. Sunday, FERMA joined the 2nd working group meeting to discuss the framework of risk management education. Continue reading


Letter from Brussels

After a cold, grey winter in Europe, the FERMA team of Jorge Luzzi, Pierre Sonigo, Jo Willaert and me were delighted to head to Los Angeles for the annual meeting of the US risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) – and the California sunshine. Board member Carl Leeman was with us in his role as president of the International Federation of European Risk Management Associations (IFRIMA). 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


Letter from Brussels

Information obout FERMA from Florence Bindelle, Executive Manager. Continue reading


Out and about – News of FERMA people and places

News of FERMA people and places Continue reading


Seminar 2012 venue announced: Versailles, France 22 & 23 October 2012

Seminar 2012 venue announced: Versailles, France 22 & 23 October 2012. Benchmarking survey to start in early spring. The historic French city of Versailles will be the venue for the 2012 FERMA Seminar on 22 and 23 October. The Seminar, which takes place in alternate years from the FERMA Forum, is the occasion for the announcement of the results of the biannual risk management benchmarking survey. Continue reading


Towards global compliance

FERMA and member association Airmic with the London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association will in November approach interested parties in the insurance market with a request for proposals to set up a global insurance regulation and tax database. The issue of global compliance was one of the most debated topics at the FERMA Forum in Stockholm, both in a workshop devoted to the subject and in the questions to insurance industry leaders in the final panel. Immediate past President Peter den Dekker, who remains on the board of FERMA, and Vice President Julia Graham, who chaired the Forum workshop, are driving the contribution from FERMA. Continue reading