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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Expands Fixed Income Sales and Trading Platform

PR Newswire
Sep 28, 2010

ATLANTA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI), has made a series of recent key hires to further expand its Fixed Income Sales and Trading platform and enhance its capabilities for Investment Grade and High Yield clients. 

Robert Popowski has joined the firm in Atlanta as the Head of Fixed Income Institutional Sales, Trading and Research, reporting to Mike Wheeler, Head of Sales and Trading.  As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Popowski will be focused on growing the firm's fixed income platform.

Additional hires to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's institutional fixed income team include:

In Trading, Keith Dionis joins the firm in New York as a senior credit trader focused on the Energy, Utility and Industrial sectors. 

In Research, John Patrick Walsh, a 2008 Institutional Investor Ranked All-America Research Analyst, also joins the firm in New York as the senior research analyst focusing on the Healthcare, Consumer and Retail sectors.   

Asa Beach, Ryan Moriarty and Dan Doyle have also recently joined as senior salespeople with a focus on expanding the institutional distribution capabilities in the cross over and high yield fixed income space.  Beach and Moriarty are based in New York, while Doyle is in Atlanta.

In addition to these hires on the sales and trading platform, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey continues to expand its debt capital markets issuer-focused origination team with the recent addition of Will Challas for syndicated and leveraged finance, Jane Hawkins for private placements and Andrew Cardamone for liability management.  All of these hires represent SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's commitment to building product expertise that is aligned to best address its corporate clients' needs.  

"SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is committed to hiring talented, seasoned professionals who have consistently demonstrated the ability to capitalize on market opportunities, while leveraging the power of a large banking organization," said Mr. Wheeler.  "Our recent additions illustrate our ongoing desire to deepen our capital markets penetration, by offering institutional investors and corporate issuers an even wider array of solutions and services, and continuing to evolve to meet their changing needs.   For example, the high yield market has been a specific point of emphasis for us recently given the anticipated needs of our clients in this category.  We believe the diversity of issuer segments we serve, when combined with our broad solution set and research-driven sales and trading approach, creates a unique value proposition for both our issuer and institutional client base." 

About SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.   It provides comprehensive capital raising, strategic advisory, risk management, and investment solutions to serve the needs of corporate clients across the nation.  It also offers fixed income and equity research, sales and trading for institutional investors.  

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey has extensive experience working with public and private companies of all sizes – from emerging growth to the Fortune 500.  While the company offers a complete array of solutions and advice for companies across all industries, it provides in-depth industry expertise and dedicated corporate and investment banking practices for certain core sectors, including business services, financial sponsors, building products, healthcare, consumer and retail, media and communications, energy, transportation, and financial services and technology.

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About SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2010, SunTrust had total assets of $170.7 billion and total deposits of $118.7 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is

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