Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the oversight of insurance entities. Over the past 3-4 years a tremendous amount of positive energy and resource has been expended in the name of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the oversight of insurance entities, globally, by regulatory and supervisory bodies, industry associations and commentators alike. The CRO Forum is pleased at the pace and direction of the changes under consideration. However it has also become clear that in the course of the wider dialogue, confusion has sometimes arisen about the intended meaning about certain principles and elements of suggested implementation frameworks. Moreover, parallel discussions in the field of financial accounting have meant some terminology has dual meanings.