Igor was born in Curitiba, Brazil in the year 1947, October 4th. Igor Cornelsen graduated from Parana Federal University with a degree in Engineering. The only school in Parana state that was offering Engineering course during that period. After completion of Engineering, Igor decided to study Economics in the same Institution. Igor Cornelsen after graduation in the year 1970 started his vocation journey as a banker. A career which was more suitable for engineers during his time due to their ability to do calculations of compounded rates. This was the error when computers and calculators were not in use.
His typical day starts very early in the morning in Brazil, Sao Paulo, when the markets are about to begin in Europe. He likes to study the international economic news while adapting to his business portfolio. Igor explains further that he prefers to acquire information directly from the source (Reuters), Instead of getting from other investors. Reuter’s report is genuine, and they are not biased. Igor can provide solutions and guidance to his investors using his four decades of working experience in finance institutions.
Igor became well known for his skills and knowledge and was later promoted to become a board member of Multibanco in the year 1974. Cornelsen left the organization in such greener pastures soon after it was sold to Bank of America in the year 1978. He later joined the Libra Bank, which marked his career point of interest. This was the first time he was paid in US Dollars, which opened a new opportunity for him to invest. He worked there for several years before moving with his co-workers to London Merchant Investment firm.
Igor Cornelsen worked for the firm until the year 1995 when he left to establish his own company. Igor Firm offered similar service as London Merchant organization. Igor business idea came as a result of the vast knowledge and skills he acquired over the years working for different investment firms. Igor advice to new entrepreneurs is that they should do thorough research and read a lot of information about what is trending in the market.