The investments advisor Igor Cornelsen was born in Curitiba Brazil. When he was 18, he attended the Federal University of Parama to pursue an engineering degree where after two years of study, he switched to economics at the same university. Having graduated with his degree in 1970, he began working as an investment banker, steadily building his brand and even moving to Rio to fill a position. In the year 1974, the banker was promoted to Multibancos board of directors and later on became the bank’s chief executive officer. After the Bank of America acquired Multibanco in 1978, Igor took a new job at Unibanco up to 1985, and after that moved to work with Libra Bank PLC.
With his progressive career success, Igor Cornelsen joined the Standard Chartered Merchant Bank’s board of directors together with his London friends where he was also a Brazil representative. In 1995, he left the job to establish an investment company of his own after a seven years successful career. Working for many years for banks as an investment adviser was the key motivation to him starting up his private investment firm. The entrepreneurship journey was not a walk in the park. One time he failed as an entrepreneur was in 2007 when instead of selling all his shares, he closed all the positions in commodities where he was short.
Igor Cornelsen is an ardent follower of economies of countries with interests in improving their environment for investment opportunities and sells assets in states that he anticipates deterioration due to political climates or some made economic decisions. He would instead rely on his mind rather than on other analyst’s opinions and only follows and believes in Reuters news since it is never biased, but only reports exactly what is going on in the markets. This is one habit that makes him a more productive entrepreneur and a great way to bring up his ideas into the real world rather than following a specific strategy. Igor believes that ideology is a poor predictor when it comes to investing, but new trends excite him since they can change the market before his competitors. His greatest advice to younger upcoming investors is to research a lot for more information and less opinion from other market players.