AXA News

AXA Reports 18% Drop in Net Income During 2020 with COVID Claims of $1.8 Billion

AXA reported net income of €3.16 billion (US$3.8 billion) during 2020, an 18% drop from €3.86 billion (US$4.7 billion) in full-year 2019. The combined ratio for AXA’s P/C business increased 3.2 points to 99.5%, largely reflecting the impact from COVID-19 …

AXA, Other Mega-Investors Seek to Avoid Portfolios with Global Warming Potential

All good money managers expect to outperform their benchmark, and by one such metric the French insurer and investor AXA SA recently scored a market-beating success. Not by delivering higher returns, but by generating a lower level of global warming. …

As Insurers Exit Coal Underwriting, They May Find It’s Good for Stock Valuations

As far as climate groups like the Sunrise Project are concerned, getting insurers out of the coal underwriting business is the most important thing they can do. No more insurance, no more coal. It’s something Sunrise has been pushing for …

AXA in Talks to Sell Singapore Unit Which Could Raise $700 Million

HSBC Holdings Plc and Malayan Banking Bhd.’s insurance venture are among shortlisted bidders for AXA SA’s business in Singapore, which could raise about $700 million in a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The British bank and Etiqa, …

Generali to Purchase AXA’s Greek Operations for $203 Million

Assicurazioni Generali SpA agreed to buy the Greek operations of French insurer AXA SA as part of its plans to expand in European non-life and health businesses. The Italian company will pay 165 million euros ($203 million) for AXA Greece, …

Lemonade Launches in France in Its Third European Country

Lemonade, the New York City-based insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, has launched in France. The launch marks the third EU country Lemonade has entered, following the Netherlands’ launch earlier this year, and Germany in June 2019. …

Cathay Pacific Collaborates with AXA to Provide Free COVID-19 Insurance to Passengers

Cathay Pacific is collaborating with AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Ltd. to provide free COVID-19 coverage to all passengers. Customers who fly with Cathay Pacific from Dec. 7 to Feb. 28, 2021 will be covered for medical expenses related to …

AXA’s Chief Risk and Investment Officer Says Biodiversity Loss Among ‘Very Top Risks’

AXA Group’s chief risk and investment officer, Alban de Mailly Nesle is required to ponder myriad dangers to the Paris-based insurer and its 830 billion-euro ($995 billion) asset management arm. He says one of the greatest and most under-appreciated threats …

AXA Sells Persian Gulf Business for $269 Million to Kuwaiti-Based Group

AXA SA sold its Persian Gulf business for $269 million to a Kuwait-based group, as the French insurance giant shifts its focus and exits some overseas investments to shore up its finances amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Paris-based insurer said …

AXA Disputes Ruling that It Must Pay Millions of Euros in Back Taxes: News Report

AXA SA was ordered to pay tens of millions of euros in back taxes last year after French fiscal authorities deemed a Luxembourg-based structure was improperly used to avoid tax payments in France, Mediapart reported on Sunday. French fiscal authorities …