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    1. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Deutsche taps ex-Axa France CEO as new AM head

      Deutsche Bank has appointed Nicolas Moreau, the former head of Axa’s French business, as the new head of its asset...

    2. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Low interest rates keep lid on Axa revenue growth

      First quarter revenues at Axa were broadly flat as the insurer said that weakness in life insurance and asset...

    1. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Former Standard Life chief Nish joins HSBC's board

      The former chief executive of Standard Life, David Nish, is joining HSBC as a non-executive director in the latest of...

    2. March 21, 2016

      Incoming Axa chief Thomas Buberl to focus on digital transformation

      The incoming chief executive of French insurer Axa has said in his first interview that he wants the company to focus...

    3. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Henri de Castries to step down from Axa

      Henri de Castries, chairman and chief executive of Axa, is set to retire later this year the French insurer announced...

    4. February 25, 2016

      Axa chief calls for stability after Solvency II introduction

      Axa chief executive Henri de Castries has called for a period of stability following the introduction of the EU’s...

    5. January 31, 2016

      Brexit vote is Russian roulette, says Axa chief

      The head of one of Europe’s largest insurers has warned that the British referendum on leaving the European Union this...

    6. January 31, 2016

      Axa chief excited by technological change

      Old meets new at Axa’s Paris headquarters. The old is an ornate 18th century mansion. Bolted on to it is the new — a...

    7. December 23, 2015

      Video games can help bring excluded youth into work

      When managers put on Mary Poppins masks to declare that “in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun”,...

    8. November 13, 2015

      HSBC appoints business leaders to board

      HSBC has brought two heavyweight European business leaders on to its board, with the appointment of former Diageo boss...

    9. May 22, 2015

      Axa pledges to sell €500m of coal assets by end of year

      Axa, one of the world’s largest insurers, has become the first global financial institution to shun investments in coal...

    10. February 25, 2015

      Axa chief Henri de Castries takes aim at regulators

      Henri de Castries is a devout Catholic and “believes in miracles”, but the chief executive of Axa says it is not the...

    11. August 1, 2014

      Axa accuses markets of overestimating low interest rates’ impact

      The markets are overestimating the negative impact of continued low interest rates on profits at Axa, according to the...

    12. February 21, 2013

      French bosses admit business fears valid

      The bosses of several of France’s biggest companies have weighed in to the controversy over comments by the head of a...

    13. February 21, 2013

      Axa chief weighs in on French output

      The head of Axa, one of France’s biggest companies, weighed into the controversy over comments by the head of a US...

    14. November 7, 2012

      French business leaders question tax breaks

      Two of France’s most senior business leaders, Patrick Kron and Henri de Castries, have raised doubts about how far its...

    15. September 30, 2012

      Deans capitalise on the China connection

      On the window sill in Qian Yingyi’s Beijing office, a framed photo of Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase,...

    16. August 5, 2012

      Allianz / Axa – they can work it out

      There was a time when Axa chief executive Henri de Castries could do no wrong in investors’ eyes, as the French insurer...

    17. August 3, 2012

      Axa on track to meet five-year targets

      Axa reported first-half profits that beat expectations as Europe’s second-largest insurer by market value said it was...

    18. July 9, 2012

      Axa aims to find catalyst for change

      Ask Henri de Castries what he thinks about Europe’s seemingly never-ending crisis and its impact on Axa, and the...

    19. March 7, 2012

      HSBC agrees $900m sale of insurance units

      HSBC has agreed to sell its general insurance businesses in Asia and Latin America in a split deal between Axa of...

    20. February 16, 2012

      Insurers’ earnings hit by eurozone crisis

      Axa and Zurich Financial Services underscored the pressure that Europe’s big composite insurers have endured as the...

    21. February 16, 2012

      ‘The focus on qualifications means I might not get a job’

      Paul Evans is worried. He fears that future generations are being prevented from achieving their career goals because...

    22. August 4, 2011

      Asset sales boost for Axa

      Axa saw its net income more than quadruple in the first six months of the year as Europe’s second-largest insurer by...

    23. June 2, 2011

      Axa: Asia here we come

      Axa’s C$2.6bn sale of its Canadian insurance businesses to Intact Financial Corp, the country’s largest property and...

    24. June 1, 2011

      Axa sells Canadian unit for C$2.6bn

      Axa has signalled a further partial retreat from maturing western insurance markets after announcing the sale of its...

    25. March 23, 2011

      Axa set to complete delayed Asia deal

      Axa is finally set to take full control of its pan-Asian business almost 18 months after raising €2bn ($2.8bn) through...

    26. March 9, 2011

      Case study: Axa’s rebranding

      The story. In 2005, Axa, the France-based insurance provider, had just celebrated 20 years of growth and become a world...

    27. February 17, 2011

      BNP Paribas profits dented by Axa costs

      BNP Paribas missed analysts’ profit forecasts after taking a surprise €534m ($726m) impairment charge on the value of...

    28. February 17, 2011

      Axa results hit by UK life sell-off

      Axa, Europe’s second-biggest insurer, announced on Thursday that its 2010 profit dropped 24 per cent due to a loss on...

    29. November 16, 2010

      Axa upbeat on bid with AMP for Asia-Pacific unit

      Axa said it was “confident” its latest joint bid with AMP, the Australian financial services group, for the French...

    30. August 4, 2010

      Axa promotes UK chief to head French unit

      Axa Group promoted Nicolas Moreau, its UK chief executive, to lead its core French business on Wednesday in a move that...

    31. June 15, 2010

      Axa calls it a day in UK life assurance

      Has it been the past two years of the global economic crisis, or simply good management - or even, perhaps, a mixture...

    32. March 31, 2010

      NAB and Axa in A$13bn deal for Asia assets

      National Australia Bank yesterday confirmed it had agreed to buy Axa's majority-owned Asia Pacific arm for A$13.3bn and...

    33. February 18, 2010

      New capital rules seen to threaten Europe

      Henri de Castries, Axa chief executive, warned regulators on Thursday that the level of prudence currently envisaged in...

    34. December 17, 2009

      National Australia Bank / Axa Asia Pacific

      If Cameron Clyne was on Craig Dunn’s Christmas card list, he probably isn’t any more. Six months ago, Mr Clyne’s...

    35. December 14, 2009

      Axa vs Axa Asia Pacific

      Buying out minorities is “a deal you can do any time”, Henri de Castries mused in 2006. “It’s the difference between a...

    36. November 10, 2009

      Axa tables A$11bn bid for Asia unit with AMP

      French insurer Axa and Australia's AMP have launched one of Asia's biggest unsolicited takeover bids of the year,...

    37. November 10, 2009

      Axa links with AMP on A$11bn Asia offer

      French insurer Axa and Australia's AMP have launched one of Asia's biggest unsolicited takeover bids of the year,...

    38. November 9, 2009

      Axa vs APH

      How do you make a gooseberry crumble? Axa, the world’s fourth-largest insurer, seemed to strike a great deal in 1995...

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