AXA in the news
An article on variable index-linked annuities quotes Kevin Kennedy, head, Individual Annuities. These increasingly popular products, of which AXA’s Structured Capital Strategies®, is a leader, can offer significant downside “buffer” protection to clients. Kennedy said,“We held focus groups and asked, ‘What do you want?’ And they said downside protection, upside potential and simplicity.”
What are the options when it comes to managing the cash value of an asset like life insurance? For policies that build up a cash value that can come in handy, Advanced Markets VP Mark Teitelbaum offers expert advice in an article that appeared in U.S. News & World Report. The takeaway is that a policy with cash value can be a major asset to an overall financial plan.
President and CEO of AXA US, Mark Pearson, wrote an opinion piece in The Hill urging Congress, as it prepares to debate federal tax reform, to work to preserve aspects of the tax code that incentivize retirement savings and help Americans save and plan for a dignified retirement.
The award is earned through an objective third-party evaluation of the quality of contact center service being provided to annuity contract owners.
“CNN Money” included AXA in a major roundup of companies that are augmenting their parental leave benefits in 2017. The Dec. 9, 2016, global announcement also was picked up by the insurance trade media. AXA’s new policy is effective Jan. 1
NEW YORK – Karr Barth Associates, Inc., an industry leader in providing financial products and services to families, businesses, and major corporations, announces the celebration of its 50th anniversary. As one of over 145 U.S. branch and district offices of AXA Advisors, LLC, Karr Barth has been a fixture in the Greater Philadelphia region since 1967, and is guided by its rich history in the community to make a difference in the lives of others.
NEW YORK – AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced today that it is an official gold sponsor of the 2017 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival, to be held on May 13th. Following the festival, on May 17th AXA is sponsoring the “Flavors of Asia: A Culinary Experience” event at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (May 2017). Both events are coordinated and sponsored in part by The Pan Asian Resource Council (PARC), AXA’s culturally diverse Employee Resource Group (ERG) that is committed to advancing a deeper understanding among AXA employees of the greater Asian cultures.
NEW YORK – AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced today over 370 winners of the AXA Achievement Scholarship. Winners – known as AXA Achievers – are ambitious and talented students that have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to making a positive contribution to the world. Through their outstanding achievements, these students are driving awareness and innovation in such areas as anti-bullying, hunger, teen suicide, health, and financial literacy.
NEW YORK – AXA, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today its newest addition to the defined contribution marketplace: AXA Retirement 360SM, an open architecture defined contribution mutual fund program designed for 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and 401(a) plans.
NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today that two key executives will assume new responsibilities that will help maintain the company’s strong momentum. Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer Josh Braverman has been promoted to head AXA’s Legacy Book Business, reporting to AXA US Chairman and CEO Mark Pearson. AXA also promoted Steven M. Joenk to the position of Chief Investment Officer (CIO), reporting to AXA US Chief Financial Officer Anders Malmstrom.
New Department of Labor Rule
On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new “conflict of interest” rule designed to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts. AXA shares the DOL’s objective of ensuring that high quality and affordable retirement savings education and advice is available to those who need it. Our main goal is to help you achieve a dignified retirement through financial education and protection. We remain committed to ensuring that our customers—and retirement savers in general—continue to have access to a broad choice of high quality, affordable financial investment advice and products.
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“Innovation is all about finding solutions to problems, breaking conventions to find a new way to make things, and changing the world,” - this was one of the many inspiring quotes from the fantastic lineup of speakers at the 2017 Women in Innovation (WIN) Forum held on April 21st, 2017 in New York City, sponsored by AXA for the 2nd year in a row.
What’s in a name? Sometimes misunderstanding and confusion. Take life insurance. Over my nearly 30 years in the insurance industry there’s been a marked change in how people view life insurance. The post-World War II and Baby Boomer generations considered it solely as a benefit to be paid out after death, especially of a breadwinner, and, as such, a necessity.
In honor of Black History Month, AXA employees and financial professionals engaged in various activities celebrating African American culture and history, led by the AXA BLACC (Building Leadership & Cultural Connections) Employee Resource Group.
At AXA, diversity and inclusion are embedded in our values and our practice. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are comprised of volunteering employees and financial professionals who share an interest in various dimensions of diversity.
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AXA employees and financial professionals joined El Museo del Barrio to celebrate Día de los Muertos!
AXA Group’s Next Stop is an exciting, documentary-style video series that will explore a total of 7 global AXA markets and highlight each market’s unique challenges, opportunities, and culture.
Most people want to pass on some of their assets to children and grandchildren, but, at the same time they might be asking themselves, “Wait – what if I need that money to care for myself?” Suddenly, the desire to ease the burden of the younger generation’s college expenses or home purchase decisions might seem like less of a priority.
Employees donated their time and abilities to build a house for a disabled veteran.
For the third consecutive year, AXA participated in NYC Pride and continued its Gold Sponsorship of the organization.
On June 21 and 22, the third edition of La French Touch Conference (LFTC) brought French entrepreneurs to the AXA Event & Production Center in New York.
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