This year's forum will focus on "SCENARIOS, STRESS AND FORECASTS IN FINANCE". The aim of this conference is to highlight the methodological and regulatory challenges posed by the question of making scenarios, stress tests and forecasts in finance. Stress testing is becoming a widely used tool, not only for risk management, but also to assess global vulnerabilities in a financial system. Regulatory guidelines on stress testing require financial institutions to build models and make scenarios for macro and micro stress testing. Accurately forecasting and making an optimal use of these forecasts for investment decisions pose renewed challenges to the investment management industry.