How Igor Cornelsen Succeeded as an Investor

Igor Cornelsen was born in Curitiba Brazil. He studied engineering at the Federal University of Parana for two years before deciding to study economics at the same University. Upon graduating in 1970, Cornelsen went on to get a job at the bank.

After establishing his name, Igor ended up in Rio where he worked as the investment banker. Following his success, he got a promotion to the board of Multibanco and later became the CEO after two years.

But after the acquisition of the Multibanco by the Bank of America, Igor had to leave and pursue other opportunities. This saw him moving to Unibanco, a leading investment firm in Brazil at that time. He Unibanco in 1985 and went to work at Libra Bank PLC, A London Merchant Bank. Read more about Igor on

This was a turning point in his life as he earned in US Dollars, giving him several investment opportunities. After his successful time here, he moved on with his London colleagues to Standard Charted Merchant Bank where he was a board member as well as the representative in Brazil. He enjoyed success for seven years after which he left to form his investment firm. In his firm, Igor Cornelsen provided the same services he was offering at London Merchant Banks. Currently, he still works as the investment manager as well as operating his investment.

In an interview, this is how Cornelsen responded to different questions

Strategies that have helped him develop his business

Igor said that he does not have a specific approach to growing his business, but it rises due to finding out assets depreciated before others.

Where he got his investment idea from

Igor said that his business idea is an outcome of the experience he got from his career. Citing that he used to manage funds in the stock market from 1971, therefore, it is all from experience.

His favorite quote

Igor said that he tries not to be influenced by other analysts or professors, he believes that it is better to make up his minds with facts rather than opinions.

Cornelsen has changed the lives of many people by giving them advice on how to invest. He has widely talked about wise investment. He says that one should come up with many small investments, as they are more profitable than one significant investment.



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