FNG Exclusive… FNG has learned that newly established Rostro Financial Group is continuing to build out its team of mostly former Equiti Group and ACM/TradeTech/Finalto executives, hiring John Williams as the company’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO).
John Williams joins Rostro after five years at Equiti Capital in London, where he was Global Head of Information & Technology, and Data Protection Officer.
Rostro was founded in 2020 by former ACM/TradeTech (now Finalto) executive Roger Hambury, with ambitions to acquire and grow out companies in the Retail FX, CFDs, and crypto trading sector. The company announced its first acquisition earlier this year, buying CySEC-licensed Scope Markets.
Talent-wise, in 2021 former Equiti Capital COO Michael Ayres joined Rostro as CEO. The company hired OANDA Head of Retail Sales John Murphy as Global Head of Retail Operations, and another ACM/TradeTech alum, former COO Des Grech, as Global Head of International Business. Former ACM/TradeTech, Gain Capital, and City Index senior trader Sam Steele joined Rostro, as Chief Dealer. Another Equiti alum, Mitesh Vaghela, was recently hired as Chief Product Officer (CPO).