* For banks, enterprise value is substituted with market cap. Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.
AXA appears in the following brand league tables:
Rank 59 in the
Global 500 2013.
Rank 61 in the Global 500 2012.
Rank 49 in the Global 500 2011.
Rank 30 in the Global 500 2010.
Rank 45 in the Global 500 2009.
Rank 36 in the Global 500 2008.
Rank 38 in the Global 250 2007.
2013 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2012.
2012 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2011.
2011 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2010.
2010 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2009.
Brandirectory user rating*
* Average values from a total of 1 votes.
AXA's mission is to:
'protect its clients from the personal and professional hazards of life'
AXA is a French global insurance group, the name of which was chosen in 1985. Whilst the company as we know it was formed over the last 30 years, the origins of the original companies that formed what is now AXA date back as far as 1720. The company is a formation of a succession of mergers and acquisitions of various insurance companies in the UK and around the world. Royal Exchange Assurance which formed in 1720 became a part of AXA in 1999 when it was acquired as Guardian Royal Exchange Group having merged with Guardian Assurance in 1968. This is just one of the lines of mergers that formed AXA. AXA was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1996.
Though the name AXA is written in capital letters, it is not an acronym, but was chosen because it can be easily pronounced in any language. It was chosen in 1985 by Chairman and CEO Claude Bébéar, after conducting a computer aided search for a name, under the criteria that it be short and snappy, start with the letter A so as to appear near the top of all lists and be easily pronounceable in any language.
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AXA use the slogan 'Be Life Confident.'
AXA had a major sponsorship with the FA Cup for four seasons, between 1998 and 2002 which cost them around £25m. The FA Cup during this time was known as 'The FA Cup Sponsored by AXA'.
They are also official partners of the Australian Olympic team between 2008 and 2012.