BB&T Corp. said it will keep its newly acquired broker-dealer, Scott & Stringfellow Inc., separate from its in-house brokerage - a strategy recently favored by other banking companies.

Though the details are being ironed out, BB&T of Winston-Salem, N.C., plans to direct high-net-worth clients to Scott & Stringfellow and people with lesser investable assets to BB&T Investment Services Inc., said John Sherman Jr., the president and chief executive of Scott & Stringfellow in Richmond, Va.

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