Igor Cornelsen was born in Curitiba, Brazil. He attended engineering school at the University of Parana in 1947. Two years later, Cornelsen changed interest, and began studying economics at the same school.
After graduation, Cornelsen received a job at an investment bank. Cornelsen built a quality reputation in his sector. He became well-known and subsequently received an opportunity to work as an investment banker in Rio.
Later on, Cornelsen was offered a promotion to work with the directors of Multibanco, in 1974. Two years later, in 1976, he became the CEO.
In 1978, Multibanco was absorbed by Bank of America. Cornelsen left the company in order to pursue other opportunities. He went on to work with Unibanco, a leader in investment firms. As a result of the inflation rate increasing, Cornelson left Unibanco. His next move was Libra Bank, a highly respected bank, located in London.
Libra Bank gave Cornelsen a unique opportunity to receive payment in United States currency. A few years later, he upgraded to Standard Chartered Bank. It was here that he became a well-known and successful key figure in the investment industry. He stayed there for 7 years, until it was time to initiate his own investment firm.
Cornelsen’s Opinions and Advice
Igor Cornelsen currently still works as an investment manager. He rises early in the morning, as a result of the four-hour time difference for European stock markets. He enjoys studying economies, and learning the best way to organize the portfolio of his fund. On some days of the week, he attends meetings with other colleagues to exchange views.
Cornelsen credits Reuters as his only trusted source of information for analysing the market. He says Reuters has no bias, and delivers accurate information. This allows him to be a productive entrepreneur. He advises aspiring investors to focus on the facts, rather than opinions of others. Focus, determination, and accuracy are traits Cornelson advocates for.