In the glamorous city of Curitiba in southern Brazil, Igor Cornelsen was born on October 4, 1927.
When he was a young man, he went to eh Federal University of Parana and finished at this university in 1970.
After graduating from university, he was quite in demand as he had the ability to make complicated calculations like equations with compound interest rates in his mind. This was considered a sought-after ability as there were no convenient office computers to make his complicated calculations.
After looking through all the offers, he thought his skills would be best used as an investment at Multibanco. To work at this company, he had to move to Rio de Janeiro. He quickly became a part of the board of directors in 1974 and a CEO in 1976. By 1976. he had only been out of college for six years.
Before founding his own firm, he worked for Libra Bank and Chartered Merchant Bank.
In 1995, he started his own firm. This new firm finally allowed to use everything that he he learned in college. He could actually talk to his clients directly in any manner that he wanted to as he was the boss. Since this firm was started, it has been a success.
Igor Cornelsen believes that his success in the marketplace has come from having personal principles. For one thing, he looks at the markets carefully and follows studiously looks at the investment news. He likes to look at developing economies. Developing countries give you the opportunity to buy low and sell high.
Before Igor Cornelsen made a decision, he would make sure that he had all the hard facts and he tries to make sure that these hard facts are based on unbiased information. To him, the best source of information about investment ideas is the news service called Reuters. Reuters has a tendency to be unbiased.
One big difference between Igor Cornelsen and other investors is that he does not take tips from other investors. He does not mind listening to his friends and colleagues, but he will ultimately not take their tips. He thinks that their tips could be biased and that their past experiences could affecting their current judgment.
With his principles, Igor Cornelsen has been able to become a successful investor.