AXA is a French multinational insurance firm that focuses on global insurance, investment management, and other financial services. AXA helps its clients live more confidently day after day, by protecting them, their families and their property against risks, and by managing their savings and their assets.
The head office is in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The company was founded in 1816 as Mutuelle de L'assurance contre L'incendie (the Ancienne Mutuelle). The firm adopted the Axa name in 1985.
The company operates in 64 countries witha presence primarily in Western Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East, as well as in Africa. AXA is a conglomerate of independently run businesses which operate according to the laws and regulations of many different countries.The company’s primary goal is to protect customers by focusing on its core business: insurance and asset management.
As one of the largest global insurers, AXA's purpose is to act for human progress by protecting what matters.
Protection has always been at the core of our business, helping individuals, businesses and societies to thrive. And AXA has always been a leader, an innovator, an entrepreneurial company, fostering progress in all its dimensions. Our purpose also links back to the Group's roots. From the outset, AXA has been committed to acting as a force for collective good. From solidarity-based actions with AXA Hearts In Action to work on prevention issues with the AXA Research Fund and the fight against climate change, AXA has always been attentive to its social environment and embraced its responsibility as an insurer: responsibility for taking action upstream in order to better understand risks, with one goal in mind: to ensure better protection.