Press releases

2017 Press Releases

  • November 17, 2017

    AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company appoints Jeffrey J. Hurd as Chief Operating Officer

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (“AXA Equitable”), a leading financial protection company, announced today that Jeffrey J. Hurd has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective April 2, 2018.

  • November 16, 2017

    AXA Financial elects new director to Company Boards

    NEW YORK – AXA Financial, Inc., announced that Charles G. T. Stonehill has been elected to the Boards of Directors of AXA Financial, Inc., AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America. The election was effective November 16, 2017.

  • November 6, 2017

    AXA Equitable Provides Long-Term Care Protection Tips in Honor of National Long-Term Care Awareness Month

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, released today important tips from nationally recognized gerontologist Dr. Sandra Timmermann to help people complete the retirement puzzle with long-term care protection. 

  • October 24, 2017

    AXA financial board member Bertram Scott named to Savoy Magazine’s roster of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

    NEW YORK – AXA Financial, Inc. announced today that Bertram Scott, a member of its Board of Directors, has been named one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors in 2017 by Savoy magazine.  Scott joins some of the nation’s most accomplished executives and business leaders who were selected based on their exemplary records of achievement and influence within their companies and communities.

  • October 5, 2017

    AXA taps leaders for investor relations and retirement businesses

    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).

  • October 2, 2017

    AXA announces key appointments to financial posts

    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.

  • September 28, 2017

    AXA announces partnership with the New Teacher Center

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, today announced a national partnership that provides free online resources for teachers and educators through the New Teacher Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing student learning by providing mentorship to sustain the development of new teachers in the classroom.

  • September 14, 2017

    Four AXA financial insurance companies relax premium-payment grace period to assist those impacted by Hurricane Irma

    Four AXA Financial, Inc. insurance companies. are relaxing the premium-payment grace period for policyholders affected by Hurricane Irma in all Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ZIP codes.

  • September 12, 2017

    AXA establishes relationship with Nationally Recognized Gerontologist on aging issues

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today a relationship with nationally recognized gerontologist Sandra Timmermann, Ed.D.

  • September 5, 2017

    AXA announces $1.4 million in college scholarships

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, today announced the 2018 AXA Achievement Scholarship, which will award $1.4 million in scholarships to students throughout the nation.

  • August 30, 2017

    Four AXA financial insurance companies relax premium-payment grace period to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

    Four AXA Financial, Inc. insurance companies. are relaxing the premium-payment grace period for policyholders affected by Hurricane Harvey in the counties declared disaster areas by the states of Texas and Louisiana.

  • August 25, 2017

    AXA expands Ron Herrmann’s role to include Head of Employee Benefits

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today that Ronald Herrmann will now lead the company’s Employee Benefits business, in addition to maintaining his role as Head of Life Insurance for AXA US.

  • August 7, 2017

    AXA wins Great Place to Work® certification

    NEW YORK - AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced that it has received certification as a great workplace following an anonymous, voluntary survey submitted by its US employees to independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® Institute, an authority on workplace culture since the 1980s.

  • August 1, 2017

    AXA Announces Alternate Loan Option on BrightLife® Grow

    NEW YORK – AXA US, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that an Alternate Loan option1 will now be included with all new issues of its BrightLife® Grow accumulation Indexed Universal Life policy.

  • June 21, 2017

    AXA Announces Addition of Long-Term Care ServicesSM Rider to Guaranteed Issue Program

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that it is now offering its competitive Long-Term Care ServicesSM Rider (LTCSR)1 to its Guaranteed Issue Program, giving employers a way to offer the long-term care coverage their key executives want and need.

  • June 21, 2017

    AXA is a Proud Gold Sponsor of the 2017 New York City Pride Festival

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today that it is an official gold sponsor of NYC Pride 2017, one of the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the nation.

  • June 1, 2017

    AXA receives first place in Plan Sponsor Council of America Signature Awards

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that it received first place in Plan Sponsor Council of America’s (PSCA) 2017 Signature Awards in the category of Provider Campaigns for its 403(b) Learning Lab program.  There were 12 categories recognized by PSCA at its National Conference earlier this month.

  • May 22, 2017

    Karr Barth Associates, an AXA Advisors branch, celebrates 50th anniversary milestone

    NEW YORK – Karr Barth Associates, Inc., an industry leader in providing financial products and services to families, businesses, and major corporations, announces the celebration of its 50th anniversary. As one of over 145 U.S. branch and district offices of AXA Advisors, LLC, Karr Barth has been a fixture in the Greater Philadelphia region since 1967, and is guided by its rich history in the community to make a difference in the lives of others.

  • May 11, 2017

    AXA celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    NEW YORK – AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced today that it is an official gold sponsor of the 2017 Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival, to be held on May 13th. Following the festival, on May 17th AXA is sponsoring the “Flavors of Asia: A Culinary Experience” event at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (May 2017). Both events are coordinated and sponsored in part by The Pan Asian Resource Council (PARC), AXA’s culturally diverse Employee Resource Group (ERG) that is committed to advancing a deeper understanding among AXA employees of the greater Asian cultures.

  • April 17, 2017

    AXA Achievement announces scholarship winners

    NEW YORK – AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced today over 370 winners of the AXA Achievement Scholarship.  Winners – known as AXA Achievers – are ambitious and talented students that have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to making a positive contribution to the world.  Through their outstanding achievements, these students are driving awareness and innovation in such areas as anti-bullying, hunger, teen suicide, health, and financial literacy.

  • April 6, 2017

    AXA strengthens commitment to defined contribution market with new open architecture program

    NEW YORK – AXA,  a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today its newest addition to the defined contribution marketplace: AXA Retirement 360SM, an open architecture defined contribution mutual fund program designed for 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and 401(a) plans.

  • March 23, 2017

    AXA names Braverman and Joenk to key posts

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today that two key executives will assume new responsibilities that will help maintain the company’s strong momentum. Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer Josh Braverman has been promoted to head AXA’s Legacy Book Business, reporting to AXA US Chairman and CEO Mark Pearson. AXA also promoted Steven M. Joenk to the position of Chief Investment Officer (CIO), reporting to AXA US Chief Financial Officer Anders Malmstrom.

  • March 21, 2017

    AXA app wins industry marketing award

    AXA has won an award from the Insured Retirement Institute for an app that helps to tell, in a user-friendly way, how its Retirement Cornerstone® variable annuity works. The team that designed it was guided by a commitment to clear communication and visual storytelling.

  • March 13, 2017

    The LPGA Foundation and AXA in alliance to develop next generation of female leaders through golf

    DAYTONA BEACH– The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation announced today a partnership with AXA to help develop the next generation of female leaders through a series of “Women at the Top of their Game” panel discussions during the LPGA Tour's 2017 season.

  • February 23, 2017

    AXA announces that full-year 2016 earnings cross the Euro 100 billion milestone for the first time

    AXA Group’s full year 2016 earnings are on track to achieve Ambition 2020 targets, with revenues crossing the Euro 100 billion mark for the first time in the company’s history.

  • February 21, 2017

    AXA recognized again in 2016 by Corporate Insight Monitor Awards for Client Management Services

    NEW YORK – AXA,  a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, received six awards, including one gold, for user experience on its website www.axa.com. This recognition comes from Corporate Insight, a leading provider of competitive intelligence and user experience research to the financial services industry, via the Monitor Awards.

  • February 7, 2017

    Trey Reynolds joins AXA to lead US Life Insurance Sales

    NEW YORK – AXA US, a leading financial protection company, announced today that Trey Reynolds, a 30-year insurance industry veteran, has joined the company as the Head of Life Distribution for AXA in the US.

  • January 27, 2017

    AXA announces extended guarantee on BrightLife® Protect

    NEW YORK – AXA US, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that it is extending the no-lapse guarantee on its BrightLife® Protect, protection Indexed Universal Life policy. With a “no-math” guarantee to age 90 for level annual premium payments, there’s no guesswork or calculation, just a simple number clients can rely on.1 The powerful combination of this new, simple no-lapse guarantee and AXA’s competitive long-term care option, lets clients live more today, keep more of what they earn with tax-deferred growth and potentially build more cash value that they can actually use.

  • January 04, 2017

    AXA promotes Kathryn Ferrero to Chief Marketing Officer

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, has promoted Kathryn Ferrero to Chief Marketing Officer for AXA in the US. She will report to Brian Winikoff, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management for AXA US. Most recently, Ferrero served as managing director and chief operating officer of the Retirement Plan Services business, and led direct-to-consumer distribution across all AXA US commercial business lines.

  • January 04, 2017

    AXA promotes Kevin Kennedy to Head Individual Annuities

    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.

  • January 04, 2017

    AXA expands Kevin Molloy’s role as Head of Retirement Plan Services

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced today that Kevin Molloy, Head of Retirement Plan Services, is expanding his role and will now oversee the 403(b), 401(k), 457 and Associations retirement businesses.  He continues to report to Brian Winikoff, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management for AXA US.


2016 Press Releases

  • December 14, 2016

    AXA named a best place to work for LGBT equality

    New York - AXA, a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, has scored a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year and has been deemed one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

  • December 8, 2016

    AXA Group launches paid parental leave policies globally

    New York - Today, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management, AXA Group, announced paid parental leave policies globally to support employees in all 64 countries in which it operates, including the United States.

  • December 1, 2016

    The AXA cyber security conference: It’s all about the data

    NEW YORK – AXA, a leading financial protection company, held its first cyber security conference in New York City on October 20, 2016.

     
  • October 19, 2016

    American Cancer Society honors Dave Hattem of AXA at 54th Annual Gala on Long Island

    Woodbury, NEW YORK – The American Cancer Society honored Dave S. Hattem, Senior Executive Director, General Counsel, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company at the 54th Annual Gala of Hope held at Fox Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York on September 22nd, 2016.

  • October 11, 2016

    AXA donates to The Met 29 drawings and studies related to Thomas Hart Benton’s Mural America Today

    NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the global insurance company AXA announced today the recent gift to the Museum of 29 drawings and studies relating to Thomas Hart Benton’s epic mural America Today.

  • October 10, 2016

    AXA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with El Museo del Barrio

    NEW YORK – AXA in the United States, a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, announced today that it will be sponsoring El Museo del Barrio’s Super Sábado: Día de los Muertos! on Saturday, Oct. 15. AXA is sponsoring this event as a part of the company’s larger celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts September 15 through October 15.

  • October 3, 2016

    AXA is the 1st global insurance brand

    PARIS - AXA joins the top 3 global financial services brands and confirms its ranking in the top 50 global brands. With a 2-position progression, AXA becomes 46th in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking.

  • September 29, 2016

    Bright Pink® announces #NotDoneYet campaign for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    CHICAGO — Today, Bright Pink, a national breast and ovarian health non-profit organization, is putting a proactive spin on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by officially announcing their #NotDoneYet campaign.

  • September 19, 2016

    AXA lowers rates on term life insurance policies

    NEW YORK — AXA, a leading financial protection company, has announced changes to its BrightLife® Term insurance product, including lower rates and easier processing on an offering that already has some of the industry’s best conversion privileges to permanent coverage.

     
  • September 8, 2016

    AXA and SRS Acquiom host forum to discuss M&A trends

    NEW YORK — Industry experts to discuss how politics, regulation and technology are impacting the economy and M&A deals.

  • September 7, 2016

    AXA announces $1.4 million in college scholarships

    NEW YORK – AXA in the US, a leading financial protection company, today announced the 2017 AXA Achievementsm Scholarship, which will award $1.4 million in scholarships to students throughout the nation.

  • September 6, 2016

    AXA helps college students prepare for financial careers  experience

    NEW YORK - AXA in the United States, a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, announced today that they have made a grant to Howard University to bring a financial services career training program into curriculum.

  • August 26, 2016

    AXA US wins fee litigation

    NEW YORK - After five years of litigation culminating in a 25-day trial, a New Jersey federal court yesterday granted a significant victory in ruling that AXA US did not receive excessive compensation for managing and administering certain of its mutual funds.

  • August 3, 2016

    AXA announces Half Year 2016 earnings

    PARIS — "The results are very resilient despite headwinds: underlying earnings are €3.1bn, a net income increase of 4% and a solvency of 197%, well within our target range", said Thomas Buberl, incoming AXA CEO.

  • August 1, 2016

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

    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. 

  • July 25, 2016

    Firstrust Financial Resources joins AXA Advisors, LLC

    NEW YORK — AXA, in the United States, a leader in providing wealth management, life insurance and annuity products, announced today that Firstrust Financial Resources, LLC (FFR), is now associated with AXA Advisors, LLC. FFR is headquartered in Philadelphia and focuses on wealth management and corporate benefits for individuals, businesses and not-for-profit entities. FFR will work closely with Karr Barth Associates, the Philadelphia Branch of AXA Advisors, LLC.

  • July 21, 2016

    New AXA initiative aims to transform the customer experience

    NEW YORK — AXA, a leading financial protection company, is launching a new initiative that facilitates direct, two-way customer feedback along with the collection and organization of customer responses with the aim not only of improving customer experience, but also of ultimately producing new products and speeding innovations on existing ones. The phased rollout began in June 2016.

  • July 20, 2016

    AXA and Sciences Po launch Henri de Castries Scholarship

    NEW YORK — AXA in the United States, a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, and Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences, today announced the Henri de Castries Scholarship, a new merit-based scholarship for students studying in a dual-country Bachelor of Arts program connecting France and America. 

  • July 13, 2016

    AXA recognized for focus on Disability Equality

    AXA in the U.S. is proud to announce that the Disability Equality Index® (DEI®) has deemed AXA Equitable a “2016 DEI® Best Places to Work” company for the second consecutive year. This year, AXA Equitable received a score of 90%, increased from the 2015 score of 80%.

  • July 12, 2016

    AXA wins ‘Great Place to Work’ certification from Independent Workplace Authority

    NEW YORK - AXA, a leading financial protection company, announced that it has received certification as a great workplace following anonymous, voluntary surveys submitted by its U.S. employees to independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® Institute, an authority on workplace cultures since the 1980s.

     

  • June 15, 2016

    AXA is a proud gold sponsor of the 2016 New York City Pride Festival

    NEW YORK - AXA, a leader in financial protection and retirement, announced today that it is an official gold sponsor of NYC Pride 2016 (June 20-26), one of the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the nation.

  • June 14, 2016

    AXA refines long-term care rider offering to align with needs of more customers

    NEW YORK – Our population as a whole is living longer, and that’s something we’re all happy about. Longevity and the security that we all want also require new strategies, many of which were not available to our parents’ generation. 

  • June 9, 2016

    AXA strengthens ties between insurance industry and data ecosystem

    NEW YORK – AXA sponsored and hosted three Data Driven NYC events – Meetups bringing together the leading thinkers in the New York City data scene.

  • June 6, 2016

    AXA teams up with Bright Pink to support women

    NEW YORK - AXA, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that it will be partnering with Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. 

  • May 31, 2016 

    Helping consumers understand the value of life insurance

    NEW YORK - AXA, a leading financial protection company, recently revealed a new way to talk about life insurance, a long-time touchy subject that is often met with resistance, even though 86 percent of consumers say that most people need life insurance protection.*  The new language of life insurance resulted from extensive research conducted for AXA by Maslansky + Partners, an outside consulting company that provides research-driven insights and positioning language to help companies break through barriers and connect with their audience. 

  • May 27, 2016

    Nick Lane promoted to CEO AXA Japan; Brian Winikoff joins AXA US as Head of US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management

    AXA S.A., a global financial protection and retirement leader, announced today that Nick Lane, currently Head of AXA US Life and Retirement, has been promoted to CEO of AXA Japan effective July 1, 2016, subject to obtaining necessary regulatory approvals.  Lane will report directly to incoming AXA Group CEO, Thomas Buberl.

  • May 23, 2016

    AXA announces gold sponsorship of CIAB employee benefits leadership forum

    AXA today announced its plan to be a gold sponsor of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ (CIAB) Employee Benefits Leadership Forum in Colorado Springs, CO from May 31 – June 3, 2016.

  • May 17, 2016

    AXA Equitable recognized for Premier Annuity Service Center

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable, a leader in providing life insurance and annuity products, has been recognized for delivering superior customer service with DALBAR’s 2015 Annuity Service Award.

  • April 13, 2016

    AXA Achievementsm announces scholarship winners

    NEW YORK – AXA announced today the 52 recipients of the 2016 AXA Achievementsm Scholarship.  Winners are ambitious and talented students that have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to making a positive contribution to the world. Through their outstanding achievements, these students are driving awareness and innovation in such areas as education, community outreach, health, disease prevention, and environmental research.

  • April 5, 2016

    Savoy Magazine taps AXA’s Priscilla Brown for its “Top 100 Black Leaders in Corporate America” list

    NEW YORK – AXA US, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Priscilla Brown was named as one of the “Top 100 Black Leaders in Corporate America” by Savoy magazine.

  • March 31, 2016

    AXA proudly sponsors the 2016 ReelAbilities Film Festival

    NEW YORK — AXA, a financial protection and retirement industry leader, announced today that it is an official sponsor of the 2016 ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

  • March 21, 2016

    Henri de Castries announces decision to retire

    PARIS — Henri de Castries, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXA, has decided to retire on September 1st, 2016. Thomas Buberl to be appointed Chief Executive Officer. Denis Duverne to be appointed Chairman of the Board.

  • March 16, 2016

    AXA announces sponsorship with Data Driven NYC

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that it will be sponsoring four upcoming Data Driven NYC Meetups at AXA Auditorium, 787 Seventh Ave.

  • March 14, 2016

    Randy Zipse joins AXA’s Life Insurance Advanced Markets team

    NEW YORK – AXA is pleased to announce that Randy Zipse has joined AXA Distributors’ Advanced Markets team as a Vice President reporting to Mark Teitelbaum, Vice President for Advanced Markets, AXA Distributors LLC.  Randy’s primary responsibilities will be case consultation and design using life insurance as a strategy for addressing issues pertaining to business planning, wealth transfer, charitable giving and executive benefits.

  • February 25, 2016

    AXA announces full year 2015 earnings

    PARIS — “We are pleased to have successfully delivered on Ambition AXA, which has made the Group more resilient, efficient and agile, from the balance sheet to the brand. It has been a collective achievement and I would like to warmly thank our clients for their trust and our teams and distributors for their unwavering commitment”, said Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of AXA.

  • February 18, 2016

    AXA Equitable receives accolades for website design

    NEW YORK – AXA Equitable, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, received seven awards for its website. The recognition comes from Corporate Insight, a leading provider of competitive intelligence and user experience research to the financial services industry, via the Monitor Awards. AXA Equitable is recognized in two Monitor Awards categories: Life Insurance and Annuity.

  • February 10, 2016

    AXA urges educators to plan for a retirement of at least 25 years

    NEW YORK – One of the biggest risks to a secure retirement could be unrealistic expectations, particularly about how much money one will need to maintain the living standard that was the norm while working full time, according to an AXA executive who spoke today at The School Superintendents Association (AASA) meeting in Phoenix.

  • January 28, 2016

    Annika Sorenstam named ambassador for LPGA Leadership Academy

    DAYTONA BEACH — The LPGA continues its commitment to developing female leaders through golf by launching the LPGA Leadership Academy in 2016 and today named LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam as Ambassador to this program.

  • January 12, 2016

    AXA named to Boston Consulting Group’s 50 “Most Innovative” list

    NEW YORK — AXA, a global financial protection and retirement leader, announced today that the company has been named as one of the 50 most innovative companies in Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) tenth annual survey, “The Most Innovative Companies 2015.” AXA is the highest-ranked insurance company on the roster, at 22, and is one of only two insurance companies to make the list.


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