AXA is a proud sponsor and ready to race in the 2015 NYC Dragon Boat Festival

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August 3, 2015

NEW YORK – AXA, a global financial protection and retirement leader, announced today that it is an official sponsor and participant in this year’s 2015 NYC Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, to be held Aug. 8-9.

“Asian Americans are both valued clients and an important part of our work force at AXA,” said Josh Braverman, Senior Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer of AXA US and executive sponsor of the Pan Asian Resource Council (PARC) Employee Resource Group (ERG).  “Participating in an event that allows everyone to better understand Asian cultural traditions is a great opportunity and a wonderful team-building activity for our employees, and we are excited to race for the 7th year in a row.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the NYC Dragon Boat Festival, in celebration of the “Year of the Ram.”  The festival takes place over the course of two days (August 8-9th, 2015) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the New York City borough of Queens.  Two AXA teams– the AXA Fire Dragons and the AXA Water Dragons – will be competing in the races against nearly 200 dragon boats from across North America and the Caribbean.

AXA’s Resources to the Asian-American Community

AXA Advisors, LLC offers a diverse team of financial professionals, including many that are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and other Asian languages, to serve the planning needs of Asian-Americans residents.  The Pan Asian Resource Council (PARC) is AXA’s culturally diverse Employee Resource Group that is committed to advancing a deeper understanding among AXA employees of the greater Asian cultures.  

Festivalgoers are invited to stop by the AXA arts and crafts tent throughout the weekend.  For a flavor of the upcoming NYC Dragon Boat festival, we invite you to watch AXA’s 2014 Dragon Boat highlights video.

For more information about AXA PARC, visit Follow us on Twitter @AXA_US.

About AXA

“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insuranceannuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.

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