Born in 1947 in Curitiba, Brazil, Igor Cornelsen went on to become the CEO of Multibanco, a bank in Brazil. He utilized his experience as a man with an engineering background and finance degree to help systematize and automate the finance world in an age where calculators as complex as we have today did not exist. Igor started out at Multibanco in 1976, and after being the CEO and being a board member, he later went on to Unibanco. Unibanco was the largest bank in Brazil at the time, and Igor was excited to take a role in the big city of Rio De Janeiro. Read this article at affiliatedork.com about Igor Cornelsen
After Unibanco got bought out by Bank of America in 1985, Igor Cornelsen took the opportunity to work at Libra Bank; but when a position opened up at Standard Chartered bank, which is headquartered in Singapore, Igor jumped at the opportunity. It was founded when the British colonized and expanded their empire Eastward, and it’s still today remains one of the best banks in Singapore. It is perhaps because of this reverence for Standard Chartered that Igor Cornelsen decided to stay with them for a solid seven years before starting his own investment firm and leaving Standard Chartered.
After all the years of experience that Igor Cornelsen has built up, his main advice is to simply listen to the facts and the news rather than the opinions of others. For example, there was one time when Russia defaulted on its debt and none of his friends thought that Russia would pay back the debt. As it turned out, Igor was right and Russia it did pay back its debt or attempt to, and so Igor was handsomely rewarded while his friends lost money. So in the end, Igor is a great investor with knowledge and impartiality who sticks to the facts and loves reading the news from Reuters.