The choice of the first fonds to be published inevitably falls on the papers of first chairman Bonaldo Stringher and councillor Alberto Beneduce who, with first General Manager Carlo Tocci, were the founders of the Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni (INA) as conceived by Minister Nitti.
Additionally, together with the minutes of the Board of Directors and the Standing Committee (to be published shortly), these two fonds are the most important source of information on the first phase of life of INA, that of the state monopoly on life insurance.

General agency of Tunis (1920s)

The INA’s global footprint – in the colonies and around the world

Italy’s INA – Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni was active not only in Italy, but also globally – in the Italian colonies of the time and beyond. The Institute was unquestionably active in the colonies held by the Kingdom of Italy (Libya, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa, which in ...

Board's Report on 1913 (first) INA Financial Statements (1917)

INA Group Financial Statements (1913-1963)

The historical financial statements of the INA – Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni , as well as those of its subsidiaries, Le Assicurazioni d’Italia, Praevidentia and Fiume (as well as its affiliate, La Terra, the two of which merged to become Fiumeter after the war) provide detailed facts and figures regarding the economic activity ...

Cronache dell'INA n. 100

House organs of the INA (1913-1963)

The management of the Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni encouraged the idea of a corporate magazine going all the way back to 1913, a year after its founding. Various attempts, some lasting longer than others, were made, before it assumed its final form in the early fifties with the “technical and informational bulletin” which took the ...

Minutes of the first meeting of the INA Board of Directors (Rome, 1912)

At the heart of things: the INA Minutes

The minutes of both the Board of Directors and the Standing Committee of the Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni (INA) provide the official record of the choices and decisions made by the institute under various management regimes. They make it possible to reconstruct the activities of the national institute in its various areas of operation, from voluntary ...

Bonaldo Stringher

The Bonaldo Stringher Fonds

Bonaldo Stringher was born in Udine on 18 December 1854. In 1874, he graduated from the Venice Ca’ Foscari School of Commerce. Having joined the State Administration, he was appointed head of the office for customs legislation in 1884 and subsequently became director general for taxation in 1891.

Alberto Beneduce

The Alberto Beneduce Fonds

Alberto Beneduce was born in Caserta on March 29, 1877. In 1902, he graduated in mathematics from the University of Naples. He joined the State administration in 1904, in the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce - General Directorate of Statistics, after winning a public examination the previous year.