Dating back to 1767, Storebrand is one of the oldest established financial institutions in Northern Europe. Although primarily working throughout Norway (with headquarters in Oslo) the firm also does quite a lot of work in Sweden following the purchase of SPP in late 2007. Although primarily a life insurance group, Storebrand maintain an interest in P&C insurance, asset management, and banking. The firm are also known for its corporate responsibility, which leads the way in the field. Although the sector had endured a turbulent eighteen months, the group surprised many by posting marked profits for the third quarter of 2009.