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Employee at the Desk - Gender Equality in the Financial Sector

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Gender equality in the financial sector: Why we need more women in the financial industry

For a long time, the financial sector was considered a male domain. Fortunately, things have changed in recent years: more and more women are asserting themselves as financial advisors, fund managers or managing directors. But there is still a long way to go before there is an actual balance in the distribution of jobs.

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The Focus is on People: Employees are the Most Important Thing

Modern companies are focusing more and more on employees as their most important resource. Rightly so: What would a company be without the many people in the background who work every day so that they all advance together? That is why one thing is at the heart of everything we do - our employees.

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Digital Detox – Do we need a digital timeout?

We wake up in the morning to the sound of our smartphone alarm and go to sleep in the evening in front of the laptop. It is normal now for modern technologies to accompany us throughout the day. However, the "always-on" mentality quickly causes stress: that's why it makes sense to take an occasional digital break.

80 is the new 70: How our life expectancy grows and grows

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80 is the new 70: How our life expectancy grows and grows

130 years and more: Will we all be that old soon and happily play football in the garden with our great-great-grandchildren in the future? Since the beginning of the 20th century, our life expectancy has more than doubled and is 73 years worldwide by now - in Europe even 81 years! But what will happen next? Will we become older and older or have we already reached the upper limit?

InsurTechs & Co – the future of the insurance industry

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InsurTechs and Smart Contracts – A look into the future of the insurance industry

Changing rates online, consultation per video chat, and uploading a quick picture in case of damage to the car: Digitalisation has already arrived in the supposedly old-fashioned insurance world. InsurTechs are turning the insurance industry upside down. InsurTechs, artificial intelligence and smart contracts are bringing some fresh air into the industry.

Financial Education? – No Such Thing

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Financial education: How financially literate is Europe?

Financial education? No such thing! Almost half of all Europeans describe themselves as financially illiterate. The situation is especially dire in the UK and Germany, but there is a great need to catch up in other countries, too, such as France, Italy and Austria. This problem hasn’t changed so far, as surveys of young people show.

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Five preconceptions about financial advisors – debunked

Financial advisors are only looking to make a profit, they’re untrustworthy, expensive or incompetent – what’s the deal with the most common preconceptions about financial advisors? And where do they actually come from? We set the record straight on what’s behind the five most common myths, and how to properly recognise good financial advice when you see it.

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With a keen eye on the future: How we are dealing with the coronavirus crisis at OVB

For more than a year now, we have been living in exceptional circumstances and the Covid-19 pandemic is still dominating our lives. It’s important to us that we can still help our customers, even in these difficult times, but the safety of our employees and customers is always our top priority. We are focusing on the future and are convinced that OVB will come out of this crisis stronger.

Rentenalter in Europa

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Retirement in Europe: When are Europeans allowed to retire?

An aging society and not enough children – the dilemma of demographic change is a topic all over Europe. Increasing retirement age seems to be inescapable for many countries. Others forgo this measure, as the following comparison will show.