AllianceBernstein Holding  (AB) - Get Report fired their CEO Peter Kraus and all of the company's independent board members Friday, according to a regulatory filing. French parent company AXA  (AXAHY)  installed Kraus as CEO in 2008 after former CEO Lew Sanders abruptly retired. 

AllianceBernstein shares were down 2.73% in afternoon trading Monday. The company's stock had risen 9.5% since Kraus was hired, ahead of AXA's 6.2% rise but below the S&P 500's 15% increase, according to Barron's

AXA shares were down 0.35% to $26.52 per share in afternoon trading Monday.