In Sampo Group the risks associated with business activities fall by definition into three main categories: strategic risks associated with external drivers affecting the business environment, reputational risk associated with the company’s business practices or associations and risks inherent in business operations.
Sampo Group companies operate in business areas where a specific feature of value creation is pricing of risks and active management of risk portfolios in addition to sound customer services. Thus successful management of underwriting risks and investment portfolio market risks is the main source of earnings for Sampo Group companies.
The most important objective of risk management in Sampo Group is to ensure the adequacy of the available capital in relation to the risks arising from the business activities and operating environment, as well as to ensure that expected returns are in balance with risks taken.
A more detailed description of Sampo Group’s risk management activities, governance, risks and capitalization is available in the Risk Management section.