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  • 1. AXA From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Axa (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Sun Life Financial. AXA SA Public (Euronext: CS, NYSE: AXA) Type 1816 Founded Claude Bébéar Founder(s) Paris, France Headquarters Jacques de Chateauvieux (Chairman of the Henri de Castries (Chairman Key people supervisory board), of the management board and CEO) Financial services Industry Life and health insurance, investment Products management €93.63 billion (2007)[1] Revenue Operating ▲ €7.695 billion (2007)[1] income ▲ €5.666 billion (2007)[1] Net income
  • 2. 103,500 (salaried, 2007)[1] Employees http://www.axa.com/ Website AXA (Euronext: CS, NYSE: AXA) is a French global insurance companies group headquartered in Paris. AXA is not the name of a single company but a group of companies independently organized and operated according to the regulations of many different countries. The AXA group of companies are engaged in life, health and other forms of insurance, as well as investment management. The AXA group operates primarily in Western Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East. The AXA Group encompasses five operating business segments: Life & Savings, Property & Casualty, International Insurance (including reinsurance), Asset Management and Other Financial Services. AXA ranks as the 15th largest company in the world (based on revenue) on the 2006 Fortune Global 500 list.[2] Contents 1 History 2 The AXA name 3 Operations o 3.1 AXA in the United Kingdom o 3.2 AXA Schengen o 3.3 AXA Isle of Man o 3.4 AXA Sun Life o 3.5 AXA in the United States o 3.6 AXA in Asia Pacific  3.6.1 AXA in the Philippines 4 Shareholders 5 See also 6 References 7 External links [edit] History The Company was originally founded in 1816 as Mutuelle de L'assurance contre L'incendie (the Ancienne Mutuelle).[3] It acquired Compagnie Parisienne de Garantie in 1978 and became Mutuelles Unies.[4] It went on to buy the Drouot Group in 1982 at which time it adopted the AXA
  • 3. name.[4] The takeover of The Equitable, a well known British insurer, came in 1991.[4] It bought Union des Assurances De Paris (UAP), France's largest insurer, in 1996 becoming AXA-UAP for a while before reverting to the name AXA in 1999.[5] In May 2000 Axa acquired all shares it did not already own in Sun Life & Provincial Holdings.[6] On 14 June 2006 AXA acquired the leading Swiss insurance company Winterthur Group from Credit Suisse for approximately €9 billion.[7] [edit] The AXA name Despite being written in upper case, quot;AXAquot; is not an acronym, but was chosen because its name can be pronounced easily by people who speak any language. After acquiring the Drouot Group in 1982, the company hired an outside consultant to conduct a computer-aided search for a new name. The selection criteria consisted of a short and snappy name to convey vitality, a name that begins with the letter A so that it would appear near the top of all lists, and something that could be pronounced easily in every language, consistent with the group's desire for an international presence. In 1985, Chairman and CEO Claude Bébéar chose the name AXA.[8] Axa Group global locations [edit] Operations [edit] AXA in the United Kingdom AXA trades in the United Kingdom as AXA Sun Life, AXA Insurance, AXA Investment Managers and AXA PPP Healthcare. AXA PPP Healthcare was created when AXA bought Guardian Royal Exchange (GRE), though it subsequently sold the other parts of GRE. AXA run its investment branch through AXA Investment Managers (IM). [edit] AXA Schengen AXA Schengen was created to help travelers who need a visa and a travel insurance to enter the Schengen area. It is the only product of the AXA Group that is sold directly to consumers and on the internet.
  • 4. [edit] AXA Isle of Man AXA Isle of Man Limited was originally created as a subsidiary of AXA Sun Life in the United Kingdom, but since the Isle of Man is not a part of the United Kingdom it is regulated instead by the laws of the Isle of Man. Unlike the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man does not require the same access to liquidity of funds in case the company runs into problems. AXA Isle of Man Limited advertises itself as a repository for citizens of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands who seek to shelter their assets from high taxation. While the company trades upon the AXA logo and name and group advertising which promotes the total wealth of the group, the assets of the Isle of Man company are limited to those of the Isle of Man company itself, and this poses some risk since the island has its own police and governmental regulatory agencies. Relationship with the United Kingdom is primarily restricted to foreign affairs. [edit] AXA Sun Life AXA Sun Life was created following the merger between AXA Equity & Law and Sun Life Assurance Society PLC. In 2006 Winterthur Life in the UK was absorbed although AXA continue to use the Winterthur brand for high net worth wealth management business. In January 2007 AXA Sun Life was reorganised into quot;strategic business unitsquot; (SBU's) aimed at competing within their specific markets.[9] The business units are:[10] Wealth Management - AXA + Winterthur's Bonds + Individual Pensions Corporate Business - AXA + Winterthur's Group Pensions. AXA intend to create a quot;Market Leadingquot; group pension proposition using Winterthur's 'Embassy' IT platform. Protection - This SBU will aim to market AXA's Protection Account as AXA continues to build on its presence in this area with the intention of becoming a leading protection provider. Traditional Business - Concentrating on policies which are still in force but no longer actively marketed. AXA Distribution Services - This business unit will soon unveil a wrap proposition Advisory Services - This SBU consists solely of Thinc Group at present. Originally it was intended that AXA's tied distribution arm would also report into this SBU until it was recently incorporated into Thinc Group. [edit] AXA in the United States The United States arm of AXA is AXA Financial. AXA Financial consists of many subsidiaries; AXA Advisors, LLC, AXA Network, AXA Equitable Life Insurance, Mutual of New York (MONY) (famous for the song quot;Mony Monyquot; that the logo on its building inspired), US Financial Life, and AllianceBernstein.
  • 5. On December 15 of 2006, AXA Advisors, LLC entered into agreements with LPL (Linsco Private Ledger), the country's largest independent broker-dealer. LPL agreed to provide brokerage, clearing and custody services on a fully-disclosed basis. The terms of the agreements are five years, subject to additional 24-month extensions. Services are expected to begin in August 2007. [edit] AXA in Asia Pacific AXA Life Insurance operates in the Asia Pacific region as AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd. (AXA APH) which is the former National Mutual Life Association of Australasia, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. The head office of AXA APH is located in Melbourne, Australia, and there is a major regional office in Hong Kong. As well as a strong presence in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand, AXA is expanding its operations in Singapore, China, India, Korea (under partnership with Kyobo Life) Malaysia ( AXA-Affin ), the Philippines and Indonesia. AXA General Insurance operates in the Asia Pacific region as AXA Asia P&C. The head- office of AXA Asia P&C is located in Singapore. AXA has entered into India through Bharti Enterprises as JV. AXA has three ventures in India, Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Ltd, Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Bharti AXA investment Managers, and is also present in fusion with OYAK, as AXA OYAK, in the Turkish market since 1999. [edit] AXA in the Philippines The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company of the Philippines subsequently entered into joint ventures with renowned corporation the National Mutual Holdings Ltd. of Australia to create Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corporation. [edit] Shareholders Mutuelles Axa - 14.48 % Employees - 5.23 % Axa (own shares) - 1.49 % [edit] See also AXA Private Equity European Financial Services Roundtable [edit] References
  • 6. 1. ^ a b c d quot;Annual Report 2007quot;. AXA. http://www.axa.com/lib/en/uploads/anr/group/2007/AXA_Annual_Report_2007.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. 2. ^ Fortune 500 final list for 2006 3. ^ Axa Isle of Man: History 4. ^ a b c Axa: milestones 5. ^ Axa to buy UAP International Herald Tribune, 13 November 1996 6. ^ Sun Life Stock soars as Axa ups bid to £24bn for remaining stake Independent, 3 May 2000 7. ^ Axa buys Swiss rival Winterthur BBC News, 14 June 2006 8. ^ AXA Website - History of the AXA name 9. ^ Trustnet 10. ^ Press releases - 2006 - AXA reorganises to build a more customer focused organisation [edit] External links AXA's website AXA Australia's website Yahoo! - AXA Company Profile Google - Axa Company Profile GStock - AXA stock quote & chart FINRA News Release Companies portal v•d•e CAC 40 companies of France Accor · Air France-KLM · Air Liquide · Alcatel-Lucent · Alstom · Arcelor Mittal · AXA · BNP Paribas · Bouygues · Capgemini · Carrefour · Crédit Agricole · Dexia · EADS · EDF · Essilor · France Télécom · GDF Suez · Groupe Danone · L'Oréal · Lafarge · Lagardère · LVMH · Michelin · Pernod Ricard · PSA Peugeot Citroën · PPR · Renault · Saint-Gobain · Sanofi- Aventis · Schneider Electric · Société Générale · STMicroelectronics · Suez Environnement · Total · Unibail-Rodamco · Vallourec · Veolia Environnement · VINCI · Vivendi v•d•e S&P/ASX 50 companies of Australia AGL Energy Limited · Alumina Limited · Amcor Limited · AMP Limited · ASX Limited · Australia and New Zealand Banking Group · AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited · Babcock & Brown Limited · BHP Billiton Limited · Bluescope Steel Limited · Brambles Limited · Commonwealth Bank of Australia · Crown Limited · CSL Limited · Fairfax Media Limited · Fortescue Metals Group Limited · Foster's Group Limited · Goodman Group · GPT Group · Insurance Australia Group Limited · Leighton Holdings · Lend Lease Corporation Limited · Macquarie Airports · Macquarie Group Limited · Macquarie Infrastructure Group · Mirvac Group · National Australia Bank Limited · Newcrest Mining Limited · News Corporation · Orica Limited · Origin Energy Limited · Oxiana Limited · Qantas Airways Limited · QBE Insurance Group Limited · Rio Tinto Limited · Santos Limited · Stockland · Suncorp-Metway Limited · Tabcorp Holdings Limited · Telecom Corporation Of New Zealand Limited · Telstra Corporation
  • 7. Limited · Toll Holdings Limited · Transurban Group · Wesfarmers Limited · Westfield Group · Westpac Banking Corporation · Woodside Petroleum Limited · Woolworths Limited · Worleyparsons Limited v•d•e Major insurance and reinsurance companies Allianz · PICC · Generali · BNP Paribas · AIG · ING · Zurich Financial Services · Mapfre · Aegon · CNP Assurances · IF P&C Insurance · Swiss General Insurers Life · Fortis AXA · Aviva · China Life · Swiss Life · Legal & General · Old Mutual · Life Insurers Prudential · Standard Life · Scottish Widows Reinsurers Hannover Re · Munich Re · Swiss Re · General Re Retrieved from quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AXAquot; Categories: Companies listed on the Euronext exchanges | Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange | CAC 40 companies | CAC 40 | Insurance companies of France | Insurance companies of Australia | Companies established in 1816 Hidden category: Portal:Companies/Total Views Article Discussion Edit this page History Watch Personal tools Gurugulab My talk My preferences My watchlist My contributions Log out Navigation Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Search Go Searc h
  • 8. Interaction About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact Wikipedia Donate to Wikipedia Help Toolbox What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Printable version Permanent link Cite this page Languages ‫ال عرب ية‬ Deutsch Español Français Bahasa Indonesia Italiano Nederlands 日本語 Polski Română Slovenčina This page was last modified on 17 February 2009, at 00:31. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers

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