AXA taps leaders for investor relations and retirement businesses

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October 5, 2017

AXA announced today that Kevin Molloy has been appointed Head of Investor Relations (IR) for AXA US. In a second move, Stephen Scanlon becomes Head of Retirement Plan Services (RPS).

“Given Kevin’s experience in IR, his 17 years with AXA and his success in leading RPS since 2013, I am delighted that he has accepted the challenge of establishing the IR function and launching a profile for AXA US,” said Mark Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer, AXA US.

“At the same time, I want to welcome Steve, who will now oversee RPS, which comprises our 403(b), 401(k) and the 457 retirement businesses,” he said. “He brings to AXA more than 20 years of experience in financial services and success in positioning products and services though all distribution channels, varying market cycles and economic conditions.”

Molloy will report to AXA US Chief Financial Officer Anders Malmstrom and work closely with Pearson and the company’s Executive Committee. Scanlon will report to Brian Winikoff, senior executive vice president and Head of US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management for AXA US.

Previously, Scanlon was co-founder of GuardVest, a Dallas-based financial technology startup. Earlier, he was a senior vice president and managing director for Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Scanlon is a veteran of the executive ranks of AB, (formerly AllianceBernstein), an asset management company and one of the holdings of AXA Financial, Inc. Scanlon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Molloy joined AXA in the US in 1999 as director of corporate finance, and was named to roles of increasing responsibility in investor relations and distribution finance. He began his career as an economist and corporate profits analyst with the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Molloy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut. 

About AXA

“AXA” 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.

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 107 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2016. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for nine consecutive years as of Sept. 25, 2017.

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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