DIMA is the industry representative body for international insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance and reinsurance captives, and captive management companies, established in Ireland.
The association - its full name is the Dublin International Insurance & Management Association - was set up in 1990, initially to represent captive managers, who formed the first wave of Ireland's international re/insurance sector.
DIMA’s board of directors represents a cross-section of the different types of international re/insurance entities operating in Ireland, and its work is supported by a full-time Secretariat. DIMA board members are elected from senior representatives of member companies, and meet regularly throughout the year. The work of the DIMA board is assisted by sub-committees focussed on specific business sectors.
DIMA has been awarded the 2014 and 2013 UK Captive Services Award for Solvency II initiative of the year.
What we do
DIMA Mission Statement
To represent the collective interests of the DIMA membership and to foster best practice so as to contribute to the ongoing development of a sustainable global re/insurance market and of a local business environment within which our members can operate efficiently
DIMA acts as the representative body for its members and engages continuously with Irish, European and other authorities globally. DIMA is a founder member of GFIA (Global Federation of Insurance Associations) and an observer member of IAIS (International Association of Insurance Supervisors). This enables the association to keep abreast of national, European and international regulatory activities and respond on behalf of the membership accordingly.
DIMA hosts a successful educational programme on an annual basis for its members through a series of training courses, technical briefings and guest lectures. DIMA hosts the European Insurance Forum (EIF) which brings together the international re/insurance industry each year to examine and debate the sector’s challenges and direction. The EIF attracts over 200 C-suite delegates from across the world.
DIMA is a key stakeholder in the Summit Finuas Network which provides training and education for international financial services organisations in Ireland. DIMA has close links with tertiary education institutions in Ireland, in particular the University of Limerick, which hosts Bachelors and Masters programmes in risk management and insurance, and DIMA sponsors an annual essay award for UL undergraduates.
DIMA promotes high business and ethical standards within the Irish international re/insurance community through the provision of relevant market information. This is achieved via a number of channels including sub-committees and discussion groups, regular updates via e-mail and a monthly newsletter.
The association also provides a number of social activities and networking events for its members throughout the year such as golf outings and charity fund-raisers.
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