In 2013 the CRO Forum published a paper on Scenario Analysis that provided principles that could be used by re(insurance) practitioners to develop an appropriate set of scenarios and stress tests within their risk management framework. Following the implementation of Solvency II on 1 January 2016 the use of stress and scenario testing has become embedded through the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) process. Similar ORSA requirements are also in place in most other global supervisory regimes. This paper builds on the prior CRO Forum paper and provides an overview of the CRO Forum members’ views on the development of the ORSA and the purpose and role of stress and scenario testing within it. This includes insights on current practices amongst CRO Forum members regarding the definitions, number, severity and likelihood of the scenarios chosen. We devote a chapter to CRO Forum members’ views on how best longer-term risks, such as climate change, should be considered as part of the ORSA process. Finally, the paper provides insight into typical management actions that are considered within the scenarios in the ORSA process.

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