BB&T hires two financial advisers from Morgan Stanley

Fri Mar 7, 2014 5:58pm EST

A BB&T bank is pictured in Alexandria, Virginia July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Molly Riley

A BB&T bank is pictured in Alexandria, Virginia July 22, 2010.

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(Reuters) - BB&T Corp's brokerage unit said on Friday it hired two veteran advisers from Morgan Stanley.

John Lewis and Joe Bartholomew will form Lewis Group of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow. They managed $900 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley.

Lewis has 22 years of investment experience, while Bartholomew has 17 years.

Christy Jockle, a spokeswoman at Morgan Stanley, confirmed the duo had left the firm, but declined to comment on their move to BB&T.

(Reporting By Neha Dimri in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)

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