OVB in Europe

OVB is currently operating in 16 national markets. This international positioning is a major strength of our company. Thus, we will continue to advance with our expansion into promising European markets.

Our focus is entirely on people.

For this reason, we let our customers and financial consultants do the talking. They tell us their very personal OVB stories

OVB stories

Our vision

With our highly qualified financial advisors, we offer our customers excellent allfinanz advisory.

When people in Europe are asked who is at their side when it comes to all questions relating to financial services, the answer is: OVB!

OVB Holding AG at a glance

The OVB Group, with its holding company headquartered in Köln, is one of Europe’s leading financial brokerage groups. Since being founded in 1970, our business activities have focused on long-term, comprehensive and above all customer-oriented financial consulting for private households. We work with more than 100 high-performance product partners and use competitive products to serve our clients’ individual needs. Consulting is based on ascertaining and analysing the customer’s financial situation.

In particular, the broker asks the customer about their wishes and goals in a personal meeting and develops a customised solution based on personal opportunities. It should be long-term, affordable and sufficiently flexible. OVB supports customers over many years. Regular reviews and adjustments of financial decisions to relevant changes in customer requirements ensure needs-based insurance and pension concepts for customers adapted to their stage of life.

As the management holding company, OVB Holding AG is at the top of the OVB Group. It determines the strategic goals and secured the aligned business policies.

“OVB Excellence 2027”

The OVB Group has developed successfully in recent years. Founded in Cologne in 1970, OVB is today operating in 16 European markets. We intend to continue our growth path in the future and are committed to ongoing improvement.

Our new corporate strategy demonstrates our future viability. It comprises the focal topics of “Sales and Career Excellence”, “Expansion and Innovation”, “Operational Excellence” and “People and Organization”.

Woman in front of a laptop - OVB Strategy

Company history is written by people

People are at the heart of our service and our business model. Very different characters and their personal stories are what make our company what it is. That's why we let the people behind the Group have their say: Our clients tell us what OVB means to them and our financial advisors give a close-up look at their everyday work.

Long-term, comprehensive and customer-oriented financial consulting

With 4 million clients and more than 5,000 financial agents, OVB is one of Europe’s leading financial brokerage groups. OVB works with more than 100 high-performance providers and uses competitive products to serve its clients’ individual needs, from subsistence and property/asset insurance to pensions and asset building and growth.

Annual General Meeting 2023

OVB Holding AG's Shareholders' Meeting 2023 has taken place as an in-person meeting in Cologne on June 14, 2023.

Here you find more information and the speech of CEO Mario Freis.

Blog news

Woman doing gymnastics exercise and laughing – Fit at work

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Fit at work: tips for more exercise in the office

Stress, lack of activity, overwork: those who take too little care of themselves and their bodies quickly end up in a negative spiral of exhaustion and physical problems. Yet it's not that difficult to do something for your fitness at work. Our expert Krystian Kwasniewski provides tips on how even small habits can make a big difference – with the right goal and mindset.

Woman with laptop on the couch – Work-life integration

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Work-life integration: The new way of balancing work and free time

Our working world is becoming more and more digital and mobile. New concepts like work-life integration are replacing the traditional work-life balance. After all, the strict separation of work and private life is difficult these days. Work-life integration goes beyond the traditional balance and creates a symbiosis between work and leisure.

Woman in pink blouse laughs into the camera – New Leadership

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New Leadership: How modern leadership styles enrich the working world

The way of working has changed dramatically over the last decades. Classical leadership methods are no longer up-to-date – instead, new leadership styles and leader competencies are becoming relevant. In the age of New Work, mobile working, and digitalisation, new leadership focuses on empowerment and personal responsibility instead of “work to rule”.

OVB Career

The OVB Group is headquartered in Cologne/Rhein. Committed people who create scope for action continue to write our success story together. Whether in sales, marketing or IT - we offer exciting challenges in a traditional company, in which team spirit is important.