AXA is a proud sponsor and ready to race in the 2016 NYC Dragon Boat Festival

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Jennifer Recine
(212) 314-2009

August 1, 2016

NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today that it is an official sponsor and participant in the 2016 NYC Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, to be held August 6-7. 

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring the NYC Dragon Boat Festival and excited to have the AXA team race for the 8th year in a row” 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). “AXA is proud to support this wonderful event that celebrates Asian cultural traditions and allows our employees to engage in fun, team-building activities.” 

The NYC Hong Kong Dragon Boat festival takes place over the course of two days (August 6-7th, 2016) on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in the New York City borough of Queens.  Celebrating the “Year of the Monkey,” the festival is a vibrant display of global cultures and athleticism, with over 200 teams and more than 2,500 participants competing from around the word.  Come by and cheer on AXA’s team, the AXA Water Dragons, as they compete after weeks of morning practices and rigorous training to preparing for the races.

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), AXA’s culturally diverse Employee Resource Group, is committed to advancing a deeper understanding among AXA employees of the greater Asian cultures.  

AXA also sponsored the Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival on May 14, 2016 and a team from AXA’s local Charlotte office competed in the races.  For a flavor of the upcoming NYC Dragon Boat festival, we invite you to watch AXA’s 2015 Dragon Boat highlights video.

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About AXA

“AXA” (also referred to as “AXA US”) is a 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 insurance and annuity products 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 (member FINRA, SIPC)

AXA S.A. (also referred to as “AXA Group”) is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015.  The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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