Igor Cornelsen is a gifted individual. He was born at a time when being admitted to an engineering school was a rare feat for many of his peers. Despite the difficulty in achieving such a feat, he was one of the students that were admitted into the Federal University of Parana. He pursued an engineering course for two years and changed his course to Economics. Soon after completing his Economics degree, he joined investment banking in Brazil. The investment banking sector preferred employees with an engineering background because they were endowed with the ability to calculate accurately long complex compound interest computations with changing bases. He was one of such employees. Cornelsen was brilliant at what he did and was soon promoted to management responsibilities. Igor was appointed the CEO of Multibanco sometime in 1976. He later moved to Unibanco, after his former employer was bought by the American Bank.
After joining Unibanco, Igor worked and stayed on until 1985, at a time when banks and countries had to cope with inflation hitting the roof and interest rates forced to an all-time high. He decided to move to Libra Bank where he was to be paid in USD. Libra bank was a merchant bank run from London. Igor Cornelsen was excited because it was the first time in his life that he was being paid in dollars. He grabbed the opportunity that had emerged and decided to invest with whatever he could save. He formed friends with some investors in London and moved to the Standard Chartered Merchant Banking where he was made a member of the board of Directors.
Igor Cornelsen Interview
Igor was interviewed regarding his insightful advice on the market trends and investment choices. He was quick to point out that he does not rely on popular analysis of the markets. He says that he tries to remain as independent in his analysis as it can get. He emphasizes that he tries not to pollute his mind with opinions. He asserts that his analysis is always based on the facts. He says that it is the only way to provide sound financial markets with advice that does not evaporate as soon as one closes their mouth. Igor was born in Curitiba Brazil in 1947.