BB&T has opened an office of its capital markets unit in New York to service corporate and institutional customers in the Northeast.

The $187 billion-asset company in Winston-Salem, N.C., hired Lou Serio, John Macken and Tim Wiegand for the New York office. BB&T's capital markets unit already has offices in New York and Boston that handle equity research, sales, trading and investment banking.

BB&T did not identify in a news release the companies where its new bankers previously worked. A BB&T spokesman could not immediately confirm their previous employers.

Serio joined BB&T in June and had previously worked at U.S. Bancorp as a senior relationship manager for national corporate banking, according to his LinkedIn page.

Macken also joined BB&T in June and previously worked for Singapore's United Overseas Bank, according to his LinkedIn page.

Wiegand joined BB&T in November 2013 and worked previously at HSBC in corporate and middle-market banking, according to his LinkedIn page.

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