AXA announces key appointments to financial posts

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October 2, 2017

AXA Equitable, a leading financial protection company, announced today that Robin M. Raju has been appointed treasurer of AXA Financial, Inc., and Yun “Julia” Zhang has been appointed treasurer of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA). AXA Equitable and MLOA are affiliated under the AXA Financial umbrella.

Raju will continue to report to Anders Malmstrom, Senior Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, AXA US. Zhang will report to Raju.

“Robin and Julia are seasoned professionals. They bring a great deal of company knowledge and a wide range of experience into their new roles,” said Malmstrom.

Currently, Raju is Managing Director, Business Area CFO of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. His responsibilities include CFO of Business Lines for AXA in the US, M&A, Corporate Finance, and Expense Management.

Since joining AXA in 2004, Raju has held positions in the Transformation Office of the CEO, the Funds Management Group LLC. and with the AXA Advisors broker-dealer. He also spent three years at AXA S.A. headquarters in Paris.

Yun “Julia” Zhang joined AXA in 2007 as a key member of the Derivatives team. She has served as Lead Director and Assistant Treasurer at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company since September 2014. In this role, Julia is responsible for the company's Corporate Finance division and has oversight responsibility for treasury activities and rating agencies. She also serves as business CFO for the company’s Legacy Book. Julia was hailed as one of the "Top 30 Under 30" by Actuarial Magazine in 2013.

As newly appointed treasurers, they will oversee rating agencies, capital management, dividend strategy, banking relationships and financial strategy for AXA Financial, Inc.; AXA Equitable; MLOA; and all related entities.

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 Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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