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Peel Hunt appoints Piya Khanna as new Chief Technology Officer

By Gloria Methri

October 10, 2023

  • Europe
  • FinTech
  • Investment Banking

Piya Khanna, CTO, Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt, a UK-based investment bank, has appointed Piya Khanna as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), overseeing all technological aspects of the firm.

Khanna brings over 20 years of experience in delivering business efficiencies and transformation via technology, product development, technology infrastructure, and client solutions. She was most recently at Credit Agricole CIB (Corporate & Investment Bank), where she was Managing Director and Head of the Technology and Process Group, Global Markets Division.

In her career to date, Khanna has held several senior technology delivery roles, including at RBC Capital Markets, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS Investment Bank.

Khanna will replace Peel Hunt’s current CTO, Aaqib Mirza, who will remain in the business during a transitional period before moving to RetailBook as CEO once the platform is established as an independent company.

Steven Fine, Chief Executive of Peel Hunt said, Technology is at the heart of everything we do as a leading investment bank, delivering innovative client solutions and future-proofing our business. We’re proud to have Piya join us as CTO. Her background in delivering best-in-class solutions for both clients and business infrastructure is extremely impressive, and she will make an excellent addition to our management team.

Piya Khanna, Chief Technology Officer, Peel Hunt, added, Peel Hunt is a technological powerhouse that uses cutting edge technology across the entire business, including advanced data management and visualisation,liquidity provision, execution, security as well as a myriad of other technologies to ensure employees have the right tools to perform at their best. It’s a company that prides itself on its entrepreneurial culture and wanting to push the boundaries of investment banking. I am excited to be a part of the team and help deliver on Peel Hunt’s ambitions.”

Peel Hunt has an in-house team of software engineers and uses a variety of proprietary and other technologies across the business. The company is also developing AI and its use within the firm to make proprietary data even more valuable and further empower its sales teams.

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