Igor Cornelsen: Engineer turn Investment Banking Guru

Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian native born in the city of Curitiba on the forth of October 1947. He enrolled to the Federal University of Panama eighteen years later at the institution’s School of Engineering. At that period the school was the only existing one in the two states namely the State of Parana as well as the State of Santa Catarina. This fact made it extremely competitive for anyone to be admitted to that faculty. Two years later after being exposed to the School of Engineering, Igor Cornelsen shifted his focus and started pursuing a degree in Economics in the same university.

After five years of being in the university, Igor Cornelsen graduated and started his career working at an investment bank. This was the typical route most engineering graduates took after finishing school. The reason for this strategy was due to the ability of the graduates as well as their expertise in the calculation of the rates of compound interests regarding sliding rules. This skill was highly marketable as it was a time when there was no existence of any electronic device that would be able to do those calculations.

This skill that Igor had made him recognized in the field and was hired to be an investment banker in Rio de Janeiro. He later got promoted to the directing board at Multibanco after an extended period of successful endeavors. He was then named the Chief Executive Officer of the bank in 1976. His role was short lived after he left the bank when it was an acquisition by the Bank of America, to join Unibanco. Unibanco was then a pioneer investment institution. He later got employed at the Libra Bank PLC in 1985. Libra was affiliated to the London Merchant Bank. He was later hired as a member of the directing board of the Standard Chartered Merchant Bank representing Brazil as well. He then formed his own investment company in 1995 and provided the same quality of services he offered in his previous employment.

Igor has a firm belief of not being dissuaded by other professionals in his field as he always tends to make his judgment and opinion on relevant facts but not hearsays from other analysts or professors. He, therefore, focuses his investments toward economies which he terms as growing assets. All this information is gotten from Reuters as he believes it is not biased towards anything. He considers the neutrality of the website makes him have trust towards the site and thus make logical decisions.