Jonathan Baum, the chairman and CEO of Dreyfus, resigned from the firm on Monday, Jan. 21, to pursue other interests, Morningstar reports. Dreyfus president J. Charles Cardona will assume the role of interim chief executive.

Baum joined Dreyfus in 2006 and became CEO in February 2008. Prior to joining Dreyfus, Baum was the chief operating officer of Scudder Investments, now part of DWS.

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