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EQ Advisors TrustSM

 

EQ/Equity 500 Index Portfolio – Class IA and IB Shares

 

Summary Prospectus dated May 1, 2010

 

 

Before you invest, you may want to review the Portfolio’s Prospectus, which contains more information about the Portfolio and its risks. The Portfolio’s current Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”), dated May 1, 2010, and the Portfolio’s audited financial statements included in its annual report to shareholders dated December 31, 2009, are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus. You can find the Portfolio’s Prospectus, SAI and other information about the Portfolio online at www.axa-equitablefunds.com/allportfolios.aspx. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 1-877-222-2144 or by sending an e-mail request to service@axa-equitable.com. This Summary Prospectus is intended for use in connection with a variable contract as defined in Section 817(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Contracts”) and certain other eligible investors and is not intended for use by other investors.

 

 

Investment Objective: Seeks to achieve a total return before expenses that approximates the total return performance of the S&P 500 Index (“S&P 500”), including reinvestment of dividends, at a risk level consistent with that of the S&P 500 Index.

 

FEES AND EXPENSES OF THE PORTFOLIO

 

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Portfolio. The table below does not reflect any fees and expenses associated with variable life insurance contracts and variable annuity certificates and contracts (“Contracts”), which would increase overall fees and expenses. See the Contract prospectus for a description of those fees and expenses.

 

Shareholder Fees

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Not applicable.          

 

Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of
your investment)
EQ/Equity 500 Index Portfolio   Class IA
Shares
  Class IB
Shares

Management Fee

  0.25%   0.25%

Distribution and/or Service Fees (12b-1 fees)

  None   0.25%

Other Expenses

  0.14%   0.14%

Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses

  0.39%   0.64%

 

Example

 

This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Portfolio with the cost of investing in other portfolios. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Portfolio for the periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of these periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Portfolio’s operating expenses remain the same. This Example does not reflect any Contract-related fees and expenses including redemption fees (if any) at the Contract level. If such fees and expenses were reflected, the total expenses would be higher. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

 

     1 Year   3 Years   5 Years   10 Years

Class IA Shares

  $ 40   $ 125   $ 219   $ 493

Class IB Shares

  $ 65   $ 205   $ 357   $ 798

 

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER

 

The Portfolio pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Portfolio’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Portfolio’s portfolio turnover rate was 9% of the average value of the Portfolio.

 

INVESTMENTS, RISKS, AND PERFORMANCE

 

Principal Investment Strategy: Under normal circumstances, the Portfolio invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities in the S&P 500. For purposes of the Portfolio, equity securities in the S&P 500 may include financial instruments that derive their value from such securities.

 

The Adviser does not utilize customary economic, financial or market analyses or other traditional investment techniques to manage the Port-folio. The Portfolio has been constructed and is maintained by utilizing a replication construction technique. That is, the Portfolio will seek to hold all 500 securities in the S&P 500 in the exact weight each repre-sents in that Index. The Portfolio will remain substantially fully invested in common stocks even when common stock prices are generally falling. Similarly, adverse performance of a stock will ordinarily not result in its elimination from the Portfolio.

 

Principal Risks: An investment in the Portfolio is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. You may lose money by investing in the Portfolio.

 

Performance may be affected by one or more of the following risks, which are described in detail in the section of the Portfolio’s Prospectus “More Information on Strategies, Risks and Benchmarks:”

 

Equity Risk: In general, stocks and other equity security values fluctuate, and sometimes widely fluctuate, in response to changes in a company’s financial condition as well as general market, economic and political conditions.

 

Index Strategy Risk: A Portfolio that employs an index strategy generally invests in the securities included in the relevant index or a representative sample of such securities regardless of market trends. Such a portfolio generally will not modify its index strategy to respond

 

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to changes in the economy, which means that it may be particularly susceptible to a general decline in the market segment relating to the relevant index. In addition, although the index strategy attempts to closely track its benchmark index, the Portfolio may not invest in all of the securities in the index. Also, the Portfolio’s fees and expenses will reduce the Portfolio’s returns, unlike those of the benchmark index. Cash flow into and out of the Portfolio, portfolio transaction costs, changes in the securities that comprise the index, and the Portfolio’s valuation procedures also may affect the Portfolio’s performance. Therefore, there can be no assurance that the performance of the index strategy will match that of the benchmark index.

 

Large-Cap Company Risk: Larger more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology and consumer tastes. Many larger companies also may not be able to attain the high growth rate of successful smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion.

 

Risk/Return Bar Chart and Table

 

The bar chart and table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Portfolio by showing changes in the Portfolio’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Portfolio’s average annual total returns for the past one, five and ten years through December 31, 2009 compare to the returns of a broad-based market index. Past performance is not necessarily an indication of future performance.

 

The performance results do not reflect any Contract-related fees and expenses, which would reduce the performance results.

 

Calendar Year Annual Total Returns — Class IB

 

LOGO

 

Best quarter (% and time period)      Worst quarter (% and time period)
15.77% (2009 2nd Quarter)      –22.04% (2008 4th Quarter)

 

Average Annual Total Returns               
     One
Year
  Five
Years
  Ten
Years

EQ/Equity 500 Index Portfolio – Class IA Shares

  26.18%   0.15%   –1.23%

EQ/Equity 500 Index Portfolio – Class IB Shares

  25.85%   –0.11%   –1.48%

S&P 500 Index

  26.46%   0.42%   –0.95%

 

WHO MANAGES THE PORTFOLIO

 

Investment Manager: AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (“AXA Equitable”).

 

AXA Equitable is responsible for overseeing the Adviser listed below, which is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Portfolio’s assets. AXA Equitable has been granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission to appoint, dismiss and replace Advisers and amend advisory agreements subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees and without obtaining shareholder approval. However, AXA Equitable may not enter into an advisory agreement with an “affiliated person” of AXA Equitable, such as AllianceBernstein L.P., unless the advisory agreement is approved by the Portfolio’s shareholders.

 

Adviser: AllianceBernstein, L.P. (“AllianceBernstein”)

 

Portfolio Manager:

 

Name    Title    Date Began
Managing
the Portfolio

Judith DeVivo

   Senior Vice President and
Portfolio Manager of
AllianceBernstein
   March 1994

 

PURCHASE AND REDEMPTION OF PORTFOLIO SHARES

 

The Portfolio’s shares are currently sold only to insurance company separate accounts in connection with Contracts issued by AXA Equitable, AXA Life and Annuity Company, other affiliated or unaffiliated insurance companies and to The AXA Equitable 401(k) Plan (“AXA Equitable Plan”). Shares also may be sold to other tax-qualified retirement plans, to other portfolios managed by AXA Equitable that currently sell their shares to such accounts and plans and other eligible investors.

 

The Portfolio does not have minimum initial or subsequent investment requirements. Shares of the Portfolio are redeemable on any business day upon receipt of a request. All redemption requests will be processed and payment with respect thereto will normally be made within seven days after tender. Please refer to your Contract prospectus for more information on purchasing and redeeming Portfolio shares.

 

TAX INFORMATION

 

The Portfolio currently only sells its shares to insurance company separate accounts, qualified plans and other eligible investors. Accordingly, distributions the Portfolio makes of its net investment income and net realized gains — most or all of which it intends to distribute annually — and redemptions or exchanges of Portfolio shares generally will not be taxable to its shareholders (or to the holders of underlying Contracts or plan participants or beneficiaries). See the prospectus for your Contract for further tax information.

 

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PAYMENTS TO BROKER-DEALERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

 

This Portfolio is not sold directly to the general public but instead is offered as an underlying investment option for Contracts, retirement plans and other eligible investments. The Portfolio and its related companies may make payments to a sponsoring insurance company (or its affiliates) or other financial intermediary for distribution and/or other services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the insurance company or other financial intermediary and your financial adviser to recommend the Portfolio over another investment or by influencing an insurance company to include the Portfolio as an underlying investment option in the Contract. The prospectus (or other offering document) for your Contract may contain additional information about these payments.

 

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