Ted Truscott, Zurich Scudder Investments’ CIO has jumped ship to become the CIO for American Express Financial Advisors, the Minneapolis-based asset management arm of American Express, the company announced today.

Truscott ended his nine-year career with Zurich Scudder and will take over as Amex’s CIO effective tomorrow. During his career with Zurich Scudder, Truscott first served as a portfolio manager for several of the firm’s Latin American funds and later became head of the company’s equity research team. Truscott was named CIO of Zurich Scudder nine months ago.

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