Edward Schneider, was born in Belgium. Following a career in finance in London, Cologne, New York and Brussels, he joined the private side of Baron Frère’s Group in Belgium and subsequently the London merchant bank Henry Ansbacher, which was part of the Frère Group, where he was in charge of its international corporate finance activities. [endIntro] In 1995 he joined Samuel Montagu Ltd (now HSBC Investment Banking) as a director, with responsibility for European corporate finance. In 1997 he became an independent corporate finance advisor, starting the activity which was to merge with Mellenthin & Co. to become an international corporate advisory firm with offices in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Johannesburg.
In 2008 Edward Schneider founded INNEGO. In addition he is a director of Capital Gardens, a London based garden centre and internet retailer of garden products as well as an independent trustee of non-related family trusts. Edward Schneideris also a co-founder of The Fine Art Fund and a non executive director of Fine Art Management Services, the company that advises the management of The Fine Art Fund. Edward Schneider is a graduate of the Solvay Business School of the University of Brussels and holds a degree in taxation. He also taught as an assistant professor at the University of Brussels.