About Stewards Financial Custodians

Stewards by name and stewards by nature, we’re inspired to guide you through the world of cross border payments, simply, safely, and securely, every day.

Speaking directly to the core of who we are, we pride ourselves on delivering a level of personalised service you won’t find anywhere else. From taking care of the paperwork, to walking you through the process, we’ll guide you every step of the way.


Established in 2000, we have evolved our business over time to become a potent force within the cross border payments market. Informed by our years of experience, our bespoke service is designed to deliver a competitive solution for your cross border payment requirements and help you get the most for your money. Because when every cent counts, we know that it can make all the difference to your bottom line, and the realisation of your dreams and goals.

We are regulated under the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and hold a Category 1 & 2 License.

Financial Service Provider No. 748 FIC AI No. AI/120328/00021 SARB EI No. 2014-032752

Meet Our Leadership Team

Linda Arumugam

Linda Arumugam

Operations Director

Linda joined Stewards in 2000 after more than 9 years at Liberty Life, and has now been with the company for more than 20 years. As a result, she has gained a wealth of operational and financial experience. Appointed as Operations Director in 2018, today Linda heads the Forex team at Stewards.

Glen Steward

Glen Steward


Glen has 17 years of experience as a fund and securities portfolio manager. He is a key individual and sits on the board of two Asset management companies registered by the Financial Services Board of South Africa. Prior to establishing Stewards International Funds PCC in 2000, he was based in London for five years and worked for two investment banks, namely Merryl Lynch and DMG Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.

Pete Featonby-Smith

Pete Featonby-Smith


Pete has been both a private and professional investor for over 30 years, and today sits on the board of two Asset Management companies registered by the Financial Services Board of South Africa. Based in Mauritius, he also sits on the board of a Fund Manager and a Collective Investment Fund company regulated by the FSC of Mauritius. Over the years, he has gained considerable experience and expertise in both listed and private equity property investments and also sits on the board of several private property companies involved in the commercial and residential sectors. Pete also has extensive experience in the global Remittance and Payments and FX business and sits on the board of two licensed MSB’s in both Canada and Hong Kong.