AXA Advisors, a French multinational insurance firm, is a leading financial protection company. As a premier provider of life insurance and annuity products, AXA has its main headquarters in Paris, France but also has locations world-wide including offices in the United States, Canada, the UK, Africa, and more. It was originally founded in 1816 as as Mutuelle de L’assurance contre L’incendie and has acquired many other companies along the way to become what it is today. Being involved in many philanthropic offerings, AXA Advisors has helped humanity by preventing risks threatening the environment, society, and human life in general. It has donated millions of dollars to research-based projects that have been implemented in 22 different countries around the world. Among the research institutions they have supported are the University of Bristol, HEC Paris, NUS, LSE, and MetOffice.
AXA advisors is headed up by a capable and caring management team and among that team is Senior Executive Vice President, Vinny Parascandola. Under Vinny’s leadership, AXA has won the coveted Dalbar Annuity Service Award, which recognizes the highest quality annuity providers as it relates to service to contract owners. Guiding a network of almost 6,000 financial professionals that provide products and strategies for financial protection, asset allocation, and investments, Vinny takes the leading role for AXA’s development of experienced and new financial professionals, sales, productivity, retention, management development, and recruiting. He holds an industry securities registration and has so for 17 years. Altogether, Vinny has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and has won several awards including the Master Agency award and GAMA’s Career Development award.
Vinny Parascandola started his career at Prudential as an agent and won Rookie of the Year in 1987. He held numerous local and regional field management positions at MONY Life Insurance Company, starting in 1990, and then joined AXA Advisors in 2004. As a New York native, he was the co-manager for the New York Metro branch and guided 400 financial professionals at that location. Vinny Parascandola earned his Bachelor’s of science from Pace University, New York. He returned in 2014 to his alma mater to give an inspiring commencement speech to the graduating class.