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The ORX Scenarios Library is a comprehensive database for operational risk scenario practitioners. The library allows ORX Scenarios subscribers to benchmark their internal scenarios against the industry.

The Scenario Library provides a solid foundation for creating, updating and validating your operational risk scenarios. The library is available to all ORX Scenarios subscribers.

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Scenarios in the library

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Firms participating

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L2 risk event types

How does it work?

Every year, each financial institution that subscribes to ORX Scenarios shares their most severe scenarios through our secure Insight platform.

After rigorous quality assurance, we then publish a database of anonymised scenarios with accompanying reports. Our subscribers currently have access to over 1000 scenarios across different business lines, sizes and regions shared by over 60 financial firms.


How does the library help scenario practice?

The ORX Scenario Library helps you see how your scenarios compare to those of your peers. You can use the scenarios in the library in workshops as examples and to facilitate discussion.

You can also benchmark your submissions, comparing severity estimates; financial and non-financial impacts; risk drivers; and likelihood. To make this easy for our subscribers we've created some standard reports on the library.

Standard reports

Scenario list report

Scenario card report

Scenario portfolio benchmark report

Scenario focus report

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Scenario list report

This report provides all of the scenarios in an excel-like format. Each subscriber can download the report and share it with their team. Subscribers can also filter by Business Line, Event Type, Scenario Location, Scenario Category and Impact Rank.

This report is particularly useful if you are interested in understanding the most common scenarios used by the industry and it allows you to easily leverage the scenario descriptions, risk drivers, and financial impacts.

"The ORX Scenario Library is used a reference as well as a guide to identify relevant scenario topics trending across the globe and our local geography. Sometimes, these topics help us to drive internal discussions with stakeholders to identify unexpected risks and associated narratives."

ORX Scenarios subscriber

Latest reports on the library

Access the library with ORX Scenarios

The Scenario Library is only available to firms that subscribe to ORX Scenarios.

As well as access to a unique industry library, ORX Scenarios provides you with research, practice benchmark studies and guides to creating scenarios. By subscribing to the service, you also become part of a specialist global practitioner network that share ideas and discuss challenges and solutions. You don't need to be a member of ORX to subscribe to ORX Scenarios.

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"We chiefly use the ORX Scenario library to support the process of the assessment of the most significant scenarios. The risk drivers and the cost components facilitate the estimations of the SMEs."

ORX Scenarios subscriber

Enhance your scenario programme with the Scenario Library

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what the most material scenarios are for your peers

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the full database as inspiration when developing or refreshing your scenarios

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into your individual scenarios and compare severity, likelihood, risk drivers and impacts to similar peer scenarios


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