ATLANTA, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) – the full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) – today announced that two industry veterans have joined its sell-side equity research department. Robert Peck, CFA, joined STRH as a managing director and is covering Internet and technology companies. Peck's Wall Street experience began at Merrill Lynch and spans more than 20 years, including 15 as a cited equity research analyst at institutions including Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. He also spent three years at a well-regarded mutual fund company covering technology, and cofounded a boutique merchant bank focused on digital media. He was ranked in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for his last four years at Bear Stearns, and has been voted "Best on the Street" by The Wall Street Journal. Ki Bin Kim has joined STRH as a director and is covering U.S. REIT's (Real Estate Investment Trusts). His REIT industry experience spans nearly 10 years, most recently at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW). Prior to that he was with Macquarie Capital. "With these latest additions, we continue to expand the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey research platform to provide highly regarded industry knowledge to our investor clients" said Biff Woodruff, managing director and head of Equities at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. "Robert's expertise has made him a sought-out contributor over the years to CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Timesand The Economist, and he is an active mentor to the technology accelerator Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator initiative in New York City, as well as an advisor to the Columbia Business School entrepreneur program. "Ki Bin brings a unique buy-side background from his experience as a REIT research analyst at JPMorgan Asset Management/Security Capital Research & Management, one of the longest standing REIT-dedicated money managers in the U.S. We look forward to both of their contributions to our firm."