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Kevin Murray Builds for AXA Equitable’s Long-Term Growth

Executive vice president and CIO Kevin Murray is establishing strategic platforms in support of AXA Equitable's ambitious growth objectives.

Insurers have been known to make much of the uniqueness of their systems relative to competitors even within their industry sector. But Kevin Murray has never demonstrated much trouble transitioning from technology roles in one sector to another. Murray took his current position as executive vice president and CIO of AXA Equitable (a member of Paris-based AXA Group, $1.73 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2006) after serving as CIO, domestic brokerage group and personal lines, for AIG (New York) and holding similar senior technology posts at Horizon BCBS (Newark, N.J.) and JPMorgan (New York).

Bringing his talents to the life insurance sector, Murray currently is in the throes of establishing strategic platforms in support of New York-based AXA Equitable's Ambition 2012 initiative, which aims to double revenues through organic growth and triple underlying earnings. This aggressive initiative will involve the replacement of significant legacy systems, Web-enable business applications for both internal and external use, and extract all product, service and distribution rules that lie embedded in legacy code.

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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