Igor Cornelsen is widely recognized as being one of the best financial advisors that Brazil has ever had. Although Mr. Cornelsen currently resides in the United States of America, he was deeply involved in the world of investments in his home country of Brazil for roughly 40 years.
The Humble Beginnings Of Igor Cornelsen
Mr. Cornelsen was born in October of 1947, in the small town of Curitiba, Brazil. When he turned 18, in 1965, he began attending the Federal University of Parana’s engineering school. Seeing as the Federal University of Parana was the only engineering school in the state where Igor lived, getting accepted to the university was highly difficult.
Because Igor did so well in his younger years in secondary school, he was able to safely secure a spot at the Federal University of Parana.
Switching Over To Economics From Engineering
Although Igor Cornelsen had truly believed that he wanted to be an engineer for some time, he realized that he wasn’t passionate about the work he was doing in school, and decided to start studying economics.
After graduating in 1970, five years after starting school at the Federal University of Parana, Mr. Igor Cornelsen began working at an investment bank named Multibanco. Just four years after starting working at the company, he was named to its Board of Directors, in 1974.
Igor was then named the Chief Executive Officer of Multibanco in 1976, where he’d remain until 1978, when Multibanco was overtaken by the multinational conglomerate Bank of America.
Moving On To Other Opportunities
After Multibanco was swooped up by the Bank of America, Igor began working for Unibanco until 1985. After leaving that investment firm, he started to work for the Libra Bank PLC, also known as a London Merchant Bank. That was the first time that Mr. Cornelsen was paid in United States Dollars, which he began investing in the United States’ financial markets.
This was where he started to gain tons of experience in the differences and similarities between the markets of Brazil and the United States, preparing him to be a financial advisor.