As part of their risk management system, insurance undertakings and groups must carry out at least annually an internal evaluation of their risks and solvency, within the framework of a process known as ORSA (Own Risk and Solvency Assessment). Using this framework, undertakings assess their overall solvency requirement in light of their specific risk profile, approved limits on risk tolerance and commercial strategy, check how far their risk profile diverges from the assumptions in the standard formula and ensure ongoing compliance with their solvency requirements in the short or longer term.
Complete documentation dedicated to the ORSA can be found on the ACPR website.
For groups, subject to prior authorisation by the ACPR (or, for undertakings that are members of foreign groups, by the European supervisory authority responsible for supervising the group), more than one own risk assessment can be carried out jointly, at group level and within certain group members, and a single document can be drawn up reporting on these various assessments.
If a group chooses this presentation option, it submits the single document simultaneously to all relevant supervisory authorities. Supervisory authorities can require groups to have the parts of the single document that correspond to undertakings under their supervision translated into their language.
In any event, for each individual undertakings, the supervisory authority in question must have at its disposal in the single document the same level of information as if the undertakings had drawn up an individual ORSA report, and that information must have been signed off by the board of directors or supervisory board of the undertakings in question.