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AXA Advisors L.L.C., New York, has named Robert Wright Jr. division president for the Southern division, which is based in Alpharetta, Ga.

The Southern division has 1,300 sales representatives and 17 branch offices.

Wright previously was senior vice president of retail distribution for AXA Advisors. He helped combine the sales organizations of AXA and MONY Group Inc., New York, after AXA acquired MONY in 2004.

AXA Advisors is a unit of AXA Financial, which, in turn, is a unit of AXA S.A., Paris.