Igor Cornelsen, a career investment advisor, was born on the 4th of October, 1947, in Curitiba, Brazil. He went to an engineering school in 1965 at the Federal University of Parana. It was the individual engineering school at the time in the States of Santa Catarina and Parana. Making the admissions protocol extremely competitive. Two years later, Igor made a fateful choice to start studying economics in the same University. He finally graduated in 1970 and got a stint at an investment bank, a typical trend for engineers at the time, due to the extraordinary ability to calculate aggravated loan rates with sliding rules. A crucial skill, in a period where computers and calculators were not broadly used.
Igor Cornelsen eventually ended up in Rio, working as an investment banker. He became top of his class and later promoted as a board of directors member of Multibanco in 1974 and two years later being named the CEO in 1976. He left Multibanco in pursuit of other opportunities after its acquisition by the Bank of America in 1978.
He initially moved to Unibanco, one of the pioneer investment organizations in Brazil. Mr. Cornelsen stayed at Unibanco up to the point the inflation rate started exploding in 1985. He then made a move to Libra Bank PLC a London Bank Merchant.
This move meant that his salary would now be paid in US Dollars, creating a new world for investment opportunities. He then moved to Standard Chartered Merchant Bank alongside his London Colleagues as a board of directors’ member and representative in Brazil. Mr. Cornelsen became a highly prominent board member for the following seven years. He eventually left the firm in 1995 to start his own providing the same assistance he was giving while at the London merchant bank.
Mr. Igor Cornelsen’s motivation for his business originated from his years of experience working in investment banking. For many years he would manage the stock market funds for a variety of banks that he worked with previously. He finally states that becoming an investment advisor was as merely as a result of his life’s experience.