AXA Equitable Life Insurance has appointed Rebecca Ades as vice president of institutional sales for corporate markets, the company's newly created distribution channel, which provides retirement plan strategies and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and their employees.

Ms Ades will be responsible for growing, developing and managing the company’s corporate client base. Initially, she will work with corporations to create an enhanced awareness of the corporate markets offerings – guaranteed income products for employees, with education, service and ongoing support to help at every stage of the retirement planning process.

Most recently, Ms Ades was with Hewitt Associates, where she was responsible for the strategy, solution development and sales of Hewitt’s benefits outsourcing services to global companies.

Bill McDermott, executive vice president of AXA Equitable and head of corporate markets, said: Rebecca has a keen understanding of the corporate benefits community and an outstanding record of success in creating employee benefit solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.