AXA hires Head of Strategy for Life, Retirement and Wealth Management Organization

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Jennifer Recine
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April 16, 2018

NEW YORK – AXA1, a leading financial protection company, announced today Aaron Sarfatti has been hired as managing director and head of strategy for its Life, Retirement and Wealth Management businesses.  In this role, he will partner closely with the company’s business leaders to develop and execute key strategic initiatives, supporting growth and improvement efforts. 

Sarfatti will report to Brian Winikoff, Senior Executive Director and Head of Life, Retirement and Wealth Management.  “I’m thrilled to bring a proven leader of Aaron’s caliber onboard,” Winikoff said.  “His expertise in the insurance industry, particularly his thought leadership surrounding lifetime income, will help us continue to deliver innovative solutions on behalf of our customers.” 

Sarfatti most recently served as a partner with global management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, in its North American Insurance Practice. This included a four-year role as head of the firm’s New York office. 

“It is an honor to join a leading firm and work alongside AXA’s experienced team,” Sarfatti said.  “I have long admired the company’s commitment to sound risk management and product innovation and look forward to helping chart its next chapter.” 

Sarfatti has amassed 15 years of experience working in financial services, life insurance, asset management and retail banking.  He is a recognized thought leader in the annuity market having recently played a key role in the NAIC initiative to reform its variable annuity reserve and capital regulations. 

Sarfatti received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Computer Science from Princeton University where he also received Certificates of proficiency in Finance and Public and International Affairs.  Sarfatti is a credentialed actuary.

About AXA

As leading providers of retirement, insurance and investment strategies, the companies under the AXA U.S. brand name help empower their customers to live better lives. Established in 1859, AXA Equitable now has 2.5 million customers nationwide. More than 4,700 AXA Advisors Financial Professionals create strategies to help individuals, families and small business owners move forward with confidence on their road to financial security.

1“AXA” is a reference to AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company New York, NY

AXA U.S. is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA) (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and AXA Distributors, LLC. AXA U.S. is part of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management, with 107 million clients in 64 countries. The obligations of AXA Equitable and MLOA are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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