AXA is a French multinational insurance company with its headquarters in Paris. It specializes in the provision of various services including investment management, insurance among other financial services. The firm boasts of operations around the globe, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, Western Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.
AXA Advisors is one of the many different subsidiaries of AXA. Together with other firms like AXA Equitable Life Insurance, Alliance Bernstein, US Financial Life, MONY and AXA Network, they help to provide AXA financial services in the US. AXA Advisors is a firm that is driven by the goal of providing financial security to its families and customers.
AXA Advisors can trace its foundation from 1859 after Henry Hyde left the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. He started his firm called Equitable Life Assurance Society of America. Currently, AXA has a reputation as the 1st insurance brand globally for eight years consecutively.
Philanthropy-wise, AXA takes part in numerous philanthropic activities. Some of them include the creation of the AXA Research Fund in 2008. Through the fund, AXA has funded about 256 research projects and awarded 11 endowments to research entities of excellence such as MetOffice, University of Bristol, NUS and many others.
Vinny Parascandola is well-known as the senior executive vice president of AXA Advisors, LLC. He has vast experience in the industry spanning over 25 years. Vinny embarked on his career working as an agent for Prudential in 1987. This saw him being recognized as the National Rookie of the Year. Later in 1990, he left Prudential to join MONY Life Insurance Company. During his time at MONY Life Insurance, he held numerous regional as well as local regional field management roles. This was before moving to AXA Advisors in 2004.
At AXA Advisors, Vinny Parascandola has served in numerous capacities including co-manager of AXA’s New York branch, which boasts of about 400 financial experts in the tri-state region. He has also held the position of president Advantage Group. Currently, as the senior vice president, Vinny is in charge of management development, sales, retention, recruiting and development of new financial experts. Additionally, he has attained numerous accolades throughout his career including the GAMA’s Career Development and Master Agency Awards.