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Shares of Oppenheimer funds are not deposits or obligations of any bank, are not guaranteed by any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency and involve investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested.

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1.Blackrock Global Investor Pulse. (Median figures) 12/31/15

2.Of 63 million wage and salaried women (age 21 to 64) working in the United States, just 44 percent participated in a retirement plan. Source: DOL. 12/31/15

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Source: Harvard Business Review “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success.” 3/31/2005
https://hbr.org/2005/03/off-ramps-and-on-ramps-keeping-talented-women-on-the-road-to-success#

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Source: Behavioral Finance, IMG Investment Analytics, 12/31/15

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Source: Pew Research Center, 12/31/14

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Women face unique challenges when it comes to taking control of their financial future.

They’re living longer than men, but are earning less— and they have less confidence than their male counterparts when it comes to investing.

Today, industry data shows that far too many women are not as prepared for retirement as they should be.

For example, a majority of working women are not participating in employer-provided retirement plans, and overall, less women have started saving for retirement than men. 

In addition:

  • When asked whether they know less than the average investor about the financial markets and investing, 55% of women agreed with this, while, only 27% of men did.
  • Today, women comprise almost 47% of the total labor force and are projected to account for 51% of total labor force growth.
  • 55% of people pursuing graduate degrees today in the U.S. are currently women, and women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men.

To help women investors take control of their financial destiny, we’ve developed a new program to help advisors engage women investors more effectively, along with a process to help them identify and achieve their financial goals. Here is a snapshot of what our program has to offer.