AXA promotes Kevin Kennedy to Head Individual Annuities

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John Cline
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Jennifer Recine
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January 4, 2017

NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, has promoted Kevin Kennedy to head Individual Annuities for AXA in the US and he will report to Brian Winikoff, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management for AXA US. Previously, Kennedy served as managing director and head of business development and 401(k) for AXA Distributors, LLC.

Kennedy rejoined AXA Distributors’ US operation in January 2011 after spending several years as chief distribution officer for AXA Global Distributors (AGD) in Paris. There, he was instrumental in launching the AGD organization and establishing AXA’s first footprint into distribution of variable annuities within several European markets.

“Kevin's proven track record of success along with his deep knowledge of our business, clients and partners position him well for success leading this important business,” said Winikoff. “I look forward to continuing to work with Kevin in his new role.”

Prior to his overseas position, Kennedy was the divisional vice president of AXA Distributors’ Financial Planner and Retail Channels. His experience before joining AXA includes several distribution positions with Deutsche Bank Scudder, First Trust Portfolios and The Hartford.

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 (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 eight consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2016.

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