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European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Second Discussion Paper on Methodological Principles of Insurance Stress Testing


Opening date

Target audience

This second Discussion Paper is structured in three sections addressing the following topics:

  • Stress test framework on climate change
  • Approach to liquidity stress testing
  • Multi-period framework for the bottom-up insurance stress testing

The Discussion Paper is open for comments until Friday, 2 October 2020. Stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback via email by using the template for comments here below.

Contributions should be sent to the following email address: eiopa [dot] stress [dot] testateiopa [dot] europa [dot] eu (eiopa[dot]stress[dot]test[at]eiopa[dot]europa[dot]eu).

Contributions either not provided via the template, sent to a different email address or sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Unless requested otherwise, all contributions received will be published after the deadline for submission.

Background information

In 2019 EIOPA initiated a process of enhancing its methodology for bottom-up supervisory stress testing which resulted in the first Methodological Paper setting out the methodological principles of insurance stress testing
Based on a constructive dialogue and feedback received from stakeholders in the preparation of the first Methodological Paper, EIOPA follows the same approach and is now engaging with stakeholders to further enrich the stress test toolbox with additional elements to be potentially applied in future exercises.
insurance stress testing.

This Discussion Paper is part of a broader process to enhance EIOPA’s stress testing framework. In this context, EIOPA will work on specific stress testing related topics such as the assessment of liquidity positions under adverse scenarios, assessment of the vulnerabilities towards climate-related risks and potential approaches to multi-period stress tests. 

Respond to the consultation

The response period for this consultation has ended. Thank you for your input.

Reference documents

Discussion paper and template for comments

31 JANUARY 2023
Template for comments - discussion paper on stress testing.docx
31 JANUARY 2023
Discussion Paper on Methodological Principles of Insurance Stress Testing

Comments and resolutions

31 JANUARY 2023
Methodological Principles of Insurance Stress Testing - Liquidity - Comments and Resolutions