Working Families

At AXA IM, family life is important to us.

What does ‘family’ mean at AXA IM?

We know that there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ family. We’re committed to supporting our employees, whatever their family circumstances might be. Whether you’re a single parent, part of a same-sex couple, have care responsibilities for an older relative, or other commitments to people you are closely connected to outside of work, AXA IM want to support you in achieving a work-life balance that’s right for you.

Our working families

AXA IM’s Tracy Knatt, Global Head of Web and Social Media shares her experience of her life as a working parent: balancing her commitment to working at AXA IM with bringing up her young son.

AXA IM’s Nabil Fejjal, Head of Middle Office Control France, shares how he takes advantage of agile working to balance work with raising his two daughters.

How does AXA IM support a healthy work life balance?

We believe in creating an environment where our employees not only fit their personal commitments around their work with flexible working, but also feel happy, productive, and engaged in the office. Your surroundings matter as much as the support and the technology we equip you with.

Our office moves in France, Hong Kong, Germany, and future move to 22 Bishopsgate in London, have taken that in account and provide a comfortable, pragmatic, and innovative space to work with features to promote both emotional and physical wellbeing.

Supporting all of you and your family

We want employees to bring their whole selves to work and are aware that often means personal lives don’t always get ‘left at the door’. Providing webinars, training, and coaching sessions on various aspects of family life, from ‘teenagers and homework’ to stress management, and mental health awareness courses, we aim to help our employees deal with family topics that may otherwise affect them at work.

 

What our senior leaders say

 

“Family life is very important for all of us, also for me. Being a ‘commuter’ between the Netherlands, Paris and London takes me away from my family quite a lot. This is why I am grateful for AXA IM’s commitment to family-friendly flexible working, so that I can work from home when my agenda allows. My family is grateful as well. Needless to say that I fully support my team in ensuring a healthy work-life balance.”
Hans Stoter, Global Head of Core Investments

 

 

"Balance is the key to a life well lived. While I strive to find the perfect balance between my career and my family; it is not always easy. But I also believe that family always come first. I want our employees to feel secure in the knowledge that we will always give them the time to focus on their family. A core part of our culture is the space to live our lives – whether its maternity leave, flexible working, caring for elderly parents or any of the challenges life throws at us. It makes for better employees and ultimately a better company."
Heidi Ridley, CEO of AXA IM Rosenberg Equities

 

 

“I want all employees at AXA IM to have the opportunity to develop professionally without sacrificing their personal goals”
 Amélie Watelet, Chief Transformation Officer and Global Head of Human Resources & Communications

 Read Amelie's story on LinkedIn

Employee support globally - at a glance

At AXA IM, we want all employees to feel free to bring their whole selves to work. From the survey carried out as part of our EDGE certification, we know that sustaining a healthy work-life balance is of upmost  importance to our employees, which is why AXA IM provides all employees with a range of development solutions to support balancing work and family life:

  • We support our working parents to make successful transitions pre and post parental leave with parental transition coaching and courses  
  • Our mindfulness and resilience offerings are designed to promote your wellbeing and help you to thrive in all areas of your life.
  • Our global webinar series covers a broad range of topics from caring for elderly relatives to coping with fatherhood for the first time.
  • Our inclusive Global Parent Policy offers the same minimum parental leave provision to all AXA employees, globally.
  • We provide a range of other leave and benefit provisions to all employees, bespoke to each location, such as emergency time-off to care for dependants and childcare voucher schemes
  • Globally, we are continuing to promote more agile and flexible ways of working to help you fulfil your professional ambitions whilst also managing the challenges of family life.