American Express Financial Advisors has hired Michelle Keely as senior vice president, fixed income investments. She replaces Fred Quirsfeld, who retired last December.

Keely will lead American Express's fixed income group, which includes portfolio managers, analysts and traders. The group supports the firm's retail, institutional and alternative investment products as well as its owned assets and real estate loan management business.

Keely joins American Express from Zurich Global. She most recently served as a member of the firm's senior management team and a managing director of its asset-based businesses, including fixed income, equities and alternative investments. She previously served as managing director of fixed income trading, portfolio manager and trader and was a member of Zurich's fixed income senior management team.

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