Board Members

Eleni Coldrey


Eleni leads Equinix’s business development in financial services across the EMEA region, focusing on Capital Markets. In this role, she helps Equinix’s financial customers to navigate an industry beset by constant disruption from regulation, new technologies, and unpredictable economic conditions.
Her work touches all elements of the trading value chain – exchanges and trading venues, sell- and buy-sides, technology vendors – giving her a real insight into today’s financial markets trends, opportunities and challenges.
Sustainable Trading board member - Cathy Gibson (Ninety One)
Cathy Gibson

Ninety One

Cathy Gibson is the Global Head of Trading at Ninety One responsible for leading the trading function that
supports our global investment teams. Cathy has a wealth of investment experience, most recently heading up dealing at Royal London Asset Management.

Prior to this she was head of fixed income trading, UK at DWS Asset Management.

Cathy obtained a BA in Pure Economics degree and a Master’s in Economic Science from the University College Dublin.

Duncan Higgins
Duncan Higgins

Sustainable Trading

Duncan Higgins is the founder and CEO of Sustainable Trading, a membership network dedicated to driving positive change on environmental, social and governance (ESG) within financial markets trading.
With 25 years’ experience in financial markets, specialist expertise in trading technology and workflows, market microstructure, and regulation, he previously held long standing sales and product positions at the agency broker and trading technology provider ITG (acquired by Virtu Financial) and within UBS Investment Bank. Duncan was also part of the team that successfully launched the Turquoise MTF.
Sustainable Trading board member - Christoph Hock (Union Investment)
Christoph Hock

Union Investment

Christoph Hock is Head of Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment. He joined Union in April 2014 and, with
his team, is responsible for all trading activities associated with portfolio management of cash equities, fixed income, fund and ETF business, FX, listed and OTC derivatives, and securities lending.
Christoph is a director and buyside chairman of Plato Partnership and a director of Neptune Networks
Prior to this, Christoph was founder, partner and co-CEO/Head of Portfolio Management and Trading at Tungsten Capital Management, a hedge fund company (2005-2010). He was Head of Proprietary Equity Derivatives Desk at J.P. Morgan in London and Frankfurt from 1998-2004. Christoph began his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in Cash Equity Trading.
Frank Loughlin


Frank Loughlin is Global Head of Execution Services for Equities. In this role, he oversees the equity execution platform globally, with responsibility for strategy, technology and infrastructure, talent management, and external partnerships.
Previously, Frank was global co-head of equity trading for eight years. Since joining the equity trading team in 1993, he has led or co-led various equity trading desks and held senior level roles within equity trading. Frank joined the firm in 1990 as an associate portfolio manager in equities. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of both the CFA Institute and CFA Society New York. Frank has previously served on numerous industry advisory bodies and is currently a member of the New York Stock Exchange Institutional Trading Advisory Committee and the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP). He serves on the board of directors of Queens Community House and Tennessee Innocence Project and formerly served on the advisory board of the Gabelli School at Fordham University.
Sustainable Trading board member - Etienne Phaneuf (ArchES)
Etienne Phaneuf


Etienne Phaneuf is the President and CEO of ArchES. As an experienced executive at the intersection of
technology and finance, he oversees the firm’s culture and strategic direction; delivering cutting edge technological data and execution solutions tailored to client’s needs Prior to joining
Arches, Etienne was CEO of ITG Canada, now Virtu-ITG Canada, a provider of electronic trading services, transaction cost analysis and trading software. Over the course of his 19 years at ITG, Etienne held a number of leadership roles, helping build ITG into the leading electronic trading provider to the institutional community. Etienne holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.
Asha Patel


Asha Patel is an Executive Director on the Equity Sales Trading desk at Instinet where she spearheads several corporate initiatives including ‘Career Pathways’ which is designed to facilitate engagement between senior and junior team members and to encourage the expansion of business networks and knowledge.
Asha is a previous winner of the Nomura “Gender Equity Champion Awards in EMEA” for her positive influence in a male-dominated industry. She also led Instinet’s collaboration with ‘Perfectly Imperfect Prints’, an initiative that provided an opportunity for a young disabled woman to develop graphic designs used by Instinet in internal and external communication campaigns. Asha is also a charity ambassador and regular blogger for ‘Little Lives UK’ a children’s charity supporting disabled and disadvantaged children and young people to help them build stronger futures.
Ebrahim Patel

Rand Merchant Bank

Ebrahim Patel is an investment banker specialising in Financial Innovation, Sustainability, and Islamic Finance. In his role in RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) Markets division he is responsible for Future Markets and Sustainability.
With more than 20 years experience in investment banking, 13 in a financial markets and trading environment, Ebrahim is a pioneer of Ethical/Islamic Finance and ESG, and in the past 5 years has chaired a number of RMB’s ESG, Shared Value and Sustainability Working Groups/Forums. He has also led various multi-disciplinary projects and teams looking at the development and application of ESG policies within new product development resulting in several innovations in South African and world-first financial product offerings.