AXA, the Global Insurance Brand, and One of the Names behind Its Stellar Success, Vincent Parascandola

AXA, (pronounced A-X-A and not an acronym), is a multinational insurance firm headquartered in France with operations in Europe, the US, North America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. It is a top publicly traded financial services company providing insurance, investment management, and professional financial services globally.


With a humble start in 1816, and a New York presence dating back to 1859, the company was first called Ancient Mutuelle and became AXA in 1985. The firm has excelled in life insurance, healthcare and wealth management in over 63 countries worldwide. AXA is currently recognized as the number one insurance brand in the whole world.


AXA’s primary business is the long-term protection of individuals and improving their wealth. Their corporate social responsibility policy leverages on their excellent acumen at evaluating resources and risks prudently. Cultural heritage protection has seen them support several museums in France and the direct restoration and preservation of many important pieces and documents for future generations.


Their philanthropy extends to national treasures as is the case in the important historical documents referred to as the Chateau d’Amboise in France. CSR programs include breast cancer prevention, parental leave policy, and direct student scholarships.


AXA Advisors LLC is AXA’s retail distribution company in New York providing life insurance and annuity products including asset allocation, business and estate planning, college, retirement and much more.

Vincent Parascandola, the current Senior Executive Vice President at AXA Advisors, is credited with the growth and business development acumen that steers this group to excellence.


A natural public speaker, he has represented the group at many industry conferences, gaining the trust of many who openly recognize his leadership abilities. His sales pitches involve informative seminars and excellent story telling – a trick that has seen him head a team of highly successful financial professionals.


Vincent’s stellar career traces its roots to 1987 when he joined Prudential Insurance as an agent. He won the National Rookie of the Year the same year. Vincent has been steadily moving through the ranks since he joined the AXA group in 2004. With over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, his specialization is in life insurance, asset management, estate planning and financial services for individuals and high net worth clients.


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