For Igor Cornelsen, his motto stands firm on sticking with the facts when it comes to making up his mind about something. He is not one to listen to what other analysts and financial experts have to say. Because of his motto, he has become a successful and respected advisor to many people.
On October 4, 1947, Igor was born in Curitiba, Brazil. He went on to attend the Federal University of Parana for engineering. When he was in college, that was the only school offering engineering in the entire state. Because of this the admission process was challenging for aspiring students. After two years of pursing engineering, he began to study economics.
He graduated college in 1970. With an economics degree in hand, he was able to land a job at an investment bank. HIs engineering classes had paid off. Those classes taught him about calculating compound interest rates. Having a skill like that was vital because calculators and computers at that time could not perform those functions. His success in the investment sector garnered him a respected name. Eventually, he got a job in Rio as an investment banker. He worked himself up to being on the board of directors. The promotions did not set there. By 1976, he was the company’s chief executive officer.
While being the chief executive officer of Multibanco, the company got acquired Bank of America. So, after 1978 he began to explore other career paths. Unibanco was a top investment firm in Brazil. He started working for this company and stayed there until the mid 1980s. He stayed there until inflation got outrageous and began seeking employment elsewhere.
Igor Cornelsen began to work as an investment advisor. It allowed him to have international clients. Having a diverse portfolio of clients allowed him to begin making a salary paid with the U.S. dollar. This was interesting and new for the advisor. He spent time in London working with other colleagues in the financial industry. Then he finally started his own investment firm which has propelled him to the level of success he has today.