Igor Cornelsen grew up in Brazil. He was admitted to the Federal University of Parana, which was the only engineering institution and was also extremely difficult to be accepted. During his first few years, his focus was his engineering courses, but he later enrolled in several economics courses. In 1970, Igor Cornelsen finished his studies and began working at the investment bank Multibanco. Proving to be a hardworking and intelligent individual, he surpassed all his peers. He was named the CEO of the company in 1976 but would only hold the position for two years because Bank of America took over Multibanco in 1978, forcing him to leave the company.
Igor Cornelsen later worked for Unibanco, which at that time was one of the leading investment banks Brazil had to offer. He would remain at Unibanco until he took a position at Libra Bank in 1985. It was here that Mr. Cornelsen would be paid for the first time in U.S. currency. After achieving much success in investment banking, he took a chance and started his own investment company. He still takes a hands-on approach in the daily work of his company. He stays on top of international events and studies what is taking place in other economies around the world.
One thing that sets Igor Cornelsen apart from others in the investment world is he shares some of his investment understandings with average individuals. He has given advice to individuals who focus on the long-term and try to minimize risk. One piece of investment advice that he gives individuals is that they should acquire a thorough understanding of the regulatory environment of the country they are hoping to invest in. Another investing tip he gives is to never invest in a failing company in the hopes it will turn around in a matter of time.