NU Online News Service, July 19, 11:23 a.m. – American Express Financial Advisors Inc., Minneapolis, a unit of American Express Financial Corp., New York, has hired Michelle Keeley to be senior vice president, fixed-income investments.

Keeley replaces Fred Quirsfeld, who retired in December 2001.

Keeley will lead the company’s fixed-income group, which includes the portfolio managers, analysts and traders who manage the company’s own investments and support its investment products.

Keeley previously was an executive at Zurich Global Assets, New York.