Igor Cornelsen is a career investment advisor who was born in Brazil in the year 1947. When he was 18, he began to pursue an engineering degree from the Federal University of Parana. He made the decision to change his educational focus to the field of economics 2 years later but still stayed at the Federal University of Parana. After graduating in 1970 with a degree in economics, he began his professional career as an investment banker and made a name for himself quickly.
Soon after this, he moved to Rio in order to pursue an excellent career opportunity in the investment banking industry. After arriving in Rio, he quickly began to prove himself to be the best in the group of recruits and was promoted to the board of directors at Multibancos in 1974. Just two years into his position on the board of directors, he was once again promoted. This time he was elevated to the position of the Chief Executive Officer of Multibancos.
In 1978, the Bank of America purchased Multibancos and instead of staying with the company he decided to try to find better opportunities elsewhere. Igor Cornelsen’s career then led him to a position that he would stay in until the year 1985 at Unibanco. After leaving Unibanco, he began working at one of London Merchant Bank’s subsidiaries, Libra Bank PLC. His position at Libra Bank was the first in which he was compensated for his work in U.S. dollars. This move was critical in the development of his career and opened him to many more investment opportunities than he had before.
Igor Cornelsen starts his day at work quite early in Sau Paulo as soon as the European markets open up for business. He makes sure that he follows the economies of the world that are trying to improve their investment opportunities in the own countries who also tend to make a habit of selling their assets to other countries that he believes will decline due to poor decision making by their leaders economically and political unrest. After studying these countries, he makes adjustments to his portfolio.