Born in 1947, Igor Cornelsen is a well-known investment banker. He attended Federal University of Parana originally to pursue an engineering degree but after his second year, he found he had more of a passion for economics.
After college he moved to Rio. He joined recruits and became best in his class, eventually joining the board of directors at Multibancos. Two years later he became the Chief Executive Officer of the bank.
When Bank of America purchased Multibancos, Igor Cornelsen went to several other companies but it was Libra Bank, PLC that changed his life. At Libra Bank, he was paid for his work in United State dollars.He went on to work as a board of director at Standard Chartered Merchant Bank where he represented his country of Brazil for seven years.
After those seven years he moved on to start his own investment firm. The question becomes what is his business mindset and how does it help him succeed?
To start, the decision to start his own company was a natural one. Given his experience as the top in his class and through being a CEO, he knew he was able to succeed.
A typical day starts early for him because he lives in Sao Paulo but his investments are in Europe. He spends a good portion of the work day following businesses in order to make sound investments in the companies. He uses a company called Reuters which gives him non-biased information quickly.
He will also follow things that don’t necessarily make sense for him to invest in right now, such as Crypto currency.
In order to take a break and stretch his brain, occasionally he will meet with colleagues to talk or pick the brains of his friends.
He gets excited about finding an investment before others and understands that ideologies is not good for investors. One way he does this is through taking things from a non-biased standpoint. He finds this is important for young investors as well.
Igor Cornelsen is an investor who believes in following the non-biased news as closely as possible and making sure to trust facts and not opinions and his ability to move up quickly in his industry through the years shows that he may be on to something big.