HELSINKI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Finnish financial group Sampo
on Wednesday reported a bigger-than-expected rise in
second-quarter pretax profit boosted by strong performance of
its core insurance operations and gains from investment markets.
The pan-Nordic insurer reported a pretax profit of 710
million euros ($842.8 million) compared with 407 million a year
ago, beating the 643.8 million expected by analysts, Refinitiv
Eikon data showed.
($1 = 0.8424 euros)
(Reporting by Essi Lehto and Tarmo Virki; editing by Jason