Our ERM framework is a management approach that aims to maximize corporate value by maintaining strong financial soundness while balancing capital, risk, and return. It has the goal of increasing profits and achieving steady improvements in capital efficiency to deliver target ROE of 10% or more. Under the Mid-Term Management Plan, we have established the “Sompo Group Risk Appetite Statement,” which consists of the Risk Appetite Principles, the Medium-term Risk-taking Strategy and the Risk Appetite Indicator. Based on the medium-term risk-taking direction encapsulated in this statement, we will improve capital efficiency in existing businesses through measures such as: reduction in the strategic holdings of stocks that have low capital efficiency; and strengthening of ALM to continuously reduce interest rate risk.
In addition, we will further improve the Group’s capital efficiency by directing surplus generated capital towards growth areas, with a focus on seeking overseas M&As and digital sector opportunities that can enhance the value, scale and diversification of the Group’s business. Through these initiatives, we aim to achieve our medium-term targets – adjusted consolidated profit of JPY 300 billion or higher and adjusted consolidated ROE of at least 10% – by fiscal year 2023, the final year of the Mid-Term Management Plan.