From a legal, investment management and banking background, Edwin has dedicated the last 25 years of his professional career to the management of the wealth of legacy families.
In 2001, he found Absa’s Family Office and served as an executive member of Absa’s Private Bank from 1998 to 2012. He was appointed Vice-Chairman during the last four years of his tenure at Absa.In 2012, he established Schmidt Family Office, a boutique, independent family office situated in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
His core expertise include strategy formulation, the implementation and maintenance of appropriate governance structures as well as investment and risk management.
Edwin currently acts as a trustee and serves as a director of a number of trusts and private companies.