FERMA Press Release "FERMA to accept international individual and corporate members"
27 June 2013
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.
The decision by FERMA’s general assembly on 20 June follows a number of requests
from individuals and companies with risks in Europe so they can follow
developments more closely. There will be no geographic restrictions on the location
of these members, provided they are not already eligible to join a FERMA member
The individuals will have to manage or oversee risk or insurance for their employer.
Corporate members will need to have insurable interests in Europe and employ a risk
or insurance manager. Insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers are not
These new members will not have voting rights in FERMA, but they will be able to
take advantage of FERMA communications, contribute to the development of FERMA
positions and participate as members in FERMA activities, such as the seminars,
forums and conferences.
Pierre Sonigo, FERMA Secretary General, explained: “We know that individuals and
companies who have an interest in managing risks in Europe would like to follow our
activities more closely. How many there will be, we do not yet know, but we expect to
have applications from the United States, the Middle East and other parts of the
world, including the small number of European countries which do not currently have
a FERMA member association.
“Adding the voices of these members will help to strengthen our representation of
the interests of managers of European risks in our dealings with the European
Commission and other bodies.”
FERMA Forum 2013: 29 September to 2 October, Maastricht
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The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) brings together 22 national risk
management associations in 20 European countries. FERMA has 4,500 individual members representing a wide
range of business sectors from major industrial and commercial companies to financial institutions and local
government bodies. These members play a crucial role for their organisations with respect to the management
and treatment of complex risks and insurance issues.
Member associations are from the following countries: Belgium (BELRIM), Czech Republic (ASPAR CZ), Denmark
(DARIM), Finland (FinnRiMa), France (AMRAE), Germany (DVS/BfV), Italy (ANRA), Luxembourg (ALRiM), Malta
(MARM), Netherlands (NARIM), Norway (NORIMA), Poland (POLRISK), Portugal (APOGERIS), Russia (RusRisk),
Slovenia (Sl.RISK), Spain (AGERS and IGREA), Sweden (SWERMA), Switzerland (SIRM), Turkey (ERMA) and United