Peel Hunt Appoints Head of RCM and Head of UK IPO Origination

Kathy Boate joins Peel Hunt in the newly established role of Head of Retail Capital Markets (RCM). Kathy was previously Head of Investor Access at Edison Group where she was responsible for overseeing all Investor Access revenue streams globally across Edison’s offices.

The RCM team is made up of private client specialists, providing strategic advice to corporates on how best to structure, market and distribute primary shares to the UK Retail community by leveraging and combining Peel Hunt’s dominant retail trading platform and counterparty knowledge with its own proprietary electronic distribution platform.

Indy Bhattacharrya has been appointed as Head of UK IPO Origination. Indy brings with him a broad experience with over 16 years of capital raising in equity capital markets across the UK, Europe, and Asia. In addition Indy has had core involvement in some of the largest recent IPOs in the UK, including Glencore, Vallar and Vallares. Indy joins from Credit Suisse where he spent the last 10 years leading a number of equity raises and, for a period, managing the firm’s Asian Syndicate Desk in Hong Kong. The UK IPO origination team at Peel Hunt is responsible for identifying early and building relationships with potential IPO candidates.

Simon Hayes, Chief Executive, Peel Hunt commented:
“Both of these new hires serve to further strengthen and differentiate the offering at Peel Hunt. We are unique in having a dedicated RCM team and we’re delighted to have Kathy on board. Indy is a valuable addition to the team and, having worked on more than 100 capital raises, brings extensive knowledge of capital markets and their constituents with strong connections to investor communities in the UK and abroad.”