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Our international positioning is our strength

OVB in Europe

OVB is currently active in 16 European countries and thus the only financial service provider operating throughout Europe. The broad European positioning stabilises the business performance of OVB and opens up growth potential in many respects. The company's experience in foreign markets over the years is an investment that is now paying off. OVB has established its brand name in Europe.

»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!«

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Our 16 national markets

In addition to the German market, where our headquarters are located, we are represented in two other regional segments: OVB’s Central and Eastern Europe segment comprises the national markets Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The countries Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland constitute the Southern and Western Europe segment.

Expansion is part of our strategy – regionally and internationally. We are therefore planning to scale up in existing national markets as well as to develop new markets. This is driven by the goal of offering high-quality and customised consulting services and thereby providing financial security for a steadily growing number of clients. At the same time, we ensure stability and independence with our broad international positioning.

Entering the Slovenian market

The Slovenian subsidiary, headquartered in the capital Ljubljana, was founded on 20 July 2022. This opened up our 16th European market.

Now, we can also financially empower people and offer new career opportunities in Slovenia, as there is a great need for pension provision and financial security. The country is also geographically embedded between Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy, where OVB is already very successful.

Panorama of Ljubljana in Slovenia

Our expansion targets

»OVB’s broad international positioning is one of our great strengths and something that clearly sets us apart from our competitors. Therefore, we want to keep expanding our business model to new national markets. Target regions are Portugal, Luxembourg and the Baltic states. In addition to organic growth, we also intend to exploit inorganic growth opportunities, as we successfully did in 2019 with the acquisition of the long-established brokerage company Willemot NV.«

Mario Freis, CEO of OVB Holding AG

A portrait of CEO Mario Freis

YO(U)nited we help: Support in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the Ukraine war, we have been supporting OVB employees and their families in Ukraine. A aid fund was set up for this purpose and paid out quickly and efficiently as emergency aid to cover existential needs. Through an internal fundraising campaign, OVB employees and financial advisors across Europe collected money to provide additional assistance.

Map of Europe with Ukrainian flag

YO(U)nited we help

If you would like to help OVB members in need and their first-degree realtives, you can make a donation in favour of OVB Hilfswerk Menschen in Not e.V.

Donation account: “YO(U)nited we help”
Account holder: OVB Hilfswerk Menschen in Not e.V.
Bank: Sparkasse KölnBonn
IBAN number: DE14 3705 0198 1936 2654 69
Use: Ukraine donation

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Please note: The donation receipt is issued by OVB Hilfswerk Menschen in Not e.V. in German in accordance with German tax law requirements. It is at the discretion of the local tax authorities to what extent the German donation receipt is recognised.

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Dmitriy Malik, Managing Director of OVB Ukraine
The aid fund set up by OVB, is an important support for Ukraine.

Dmitriy Malik, Managing Director of OVB Ukraine, states:

“The aid fund set up by OVB, which has been strengthened by all OVB countries and the OVB Hilfswerk, is an important support to help the most affected OVB employees and financial advisors as well as their families. So far, more than 240 aid payments with over UAH 2,5 million have been made to OVB employees and financial advisors. Among them are those seeking help from the hardest hit cities of Butscha, Irpin, Kharkiv and many others who have had to leave their homes or are in a difficult financial situation.

We thank all those who have contributed and will continue to contribute to the support of the affected OVB colleagues.”