Born 4th of October 1947 in Curitiba, Brazil. Igor Cornelsen studied engineering at the Federal University of Parana at a time when that was the only engineering school in Parana. He further studied economics in the same school. In 1970, he graduated and landed a job in an investment bank. It was common at that time that engineers were able to calculate compound interest rates, that was a sort after skill regarding that the use of calculators was not a thing that could be related to by many. Igor Cornelsen was great in the sector and ended up in Rio where he was promoted to the board of directors of Multibanco and a couple of years later became CEO.
Multibanco was acquired by the Bank of America, so Cornelsen left to work on other chances. His first opportunity was Unibanco, one of the then leading investment firms in Brazil. The rate of inflation hit through the roof, and he opted to work for a London Merchant Bank known as Libra Bank PLC. His career became interesting at this point as it marked his first time that his salary would be paid in dollars. It meant that a whole new platform of opportunities was open to him.
Years later Mr. Igor Cornelsen formed his investment firm that provided the very same services that he was offering for the London merchant banks. He now still works as an investment manager and proudly operates his investment fund on a daily basis. Igor attributes his success as an investment banker to all the banks he had worked for in all the years he was employed as he mostly used to manage funds in the stock market. Cornelsen is still very active in his career as he wakes up early in the morning every day to study the economies all around the world, this he manages by watching and reading up to date news from very efficient and unbiased sources.