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Equitable Holdings, Inc. history, profile and corporate video

   Equitable Holdings, Inc. is a financial services and insurance company headquartered in New York City, United States. It was founded as The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in 1859 by Henry Baldwin Hyde.

   1985, The Equitable acquired Alliance Capital.

   In 1992, French insurance firm AXA made an initial investment in The Equitable.

   In 2000, Alliance Capital acquired Sanford C Bernstein to form AllianceBernstein.

   In 2004, the company officially changed its name to AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. That year, AXA Equitable also acquired MONY Group.

   In 2018, The Equitable was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

   In 2020, the company changed its name to Equitable Holdings, Inc. following its spinoff from AXA.

   In addition to the operating name change, the company also adopted a new logo, representative of the Greek goddess Athena, which has been a consistent element of the company’s visual identity throughout its long history.


   Equitable Holdings, Inc. comprises two complementary principal franchises:

  • Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company – a provider of individual retirement, group retirement, and life insurance products.
  • AllianceBernstein – a global investment management and research company.

   With more than 7,900 employees, Equitable Holdings, Inc. is considered one of the Top 2000 Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and equitableholdings.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “Equitable“.