Igor Cornelsen was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 1947. By 1965, Igor was studying engineering at the University of Parana. He studied for 2 years and began to study economics. Graduating in 1970, Cornelsen got a job at an investment bank. During the time, it was a skill to calculate compounded interest rates for engineers. The job allowed Cornelsen to brand himself and traveled to Rio; he had a job opportunity to work as an investment banker. In 1974, Cornelsen was promoted to one of the boards of directors of Multibanco Two years later, he became the CEO.
In 1978, Multibanco had been acquired by the Bank of America. Cornelsen chose to leave his position and search for another opportunity. He found a position at Unibanco, one of the top investment firms in Brazil. By 1985, Cornelsen left his position here when there was an explosion in inflation rates. He found work at a London Merchant Bank called Libra Bank PLC.
For Cornelsen, this was the first time he was paid in US Dollars. He saw an investment opportunity and found success. Later, Igor Cornelsen went with his London colleagues to work at Standard Chartered Merchant Bank. As a member of the board of directors and representative of Brazil, Cornelsen was successful for seven years. In 1995, Cornelsen left this position and went to start his own investment firm.
Currently, Cornelsen is an investment manager and manages his own investment funds. He describes his typical workday waking up in the morning, watching international news, and studying the economy. Cornelsen meets with his colleagues to learn about their views, but he seems more value in reading for information rather than hearing someone’s bias opinion. He continues to follow the economy, investment assets, and trends to help him bring his ideas to life.