Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian born in the city of Curitiba some seven decades ago. Having born and raised in such a large and densely populated city anchored him in mastering the stock market. He could do the calculations under the massive distractions from the people around the exchange floor. The noise coming from the crowd never hindered his ambition of becoming one of the prominent experts of the stock market. However, it’s good to mention that he first studied engineering for two years in Parana School of Engineering at the Federal University. The school was the only one offering engineering courses and getting a slot there was not easy.
However, Igor continued with his studies but decided to pursue finance in the same university after doing engineering for two consecutive years. He completed his studies in the early 1970s and started working in the banking sector. Surprisingly enough, many engineers at that time worked in the banks because it used to be a general practice for them.
The engineers like Igor Cornelsen did well in the banking sector because they could solve compound rates calculations with ease. They used the sliding method because there were no computing devices like computers and calculators. His prowess in the job earned him the opportunity to work in different banks one being Multibanco where he sat in the board of Directors from 1974 after working as an investment banker for two years. He became the bank’s Chief Executive Officer before the Bank of America purchased Multibanco. Igor had to look for an alternative, and he successfully secured a job at Unibanco and worked in the bank until 1985. In the same year, the country’s inflation suffered a setback and Cornelsen left Unibanco for Libra Bank PLC. The London Merchant Bank paid him in dollars, and being his first time to earn such money decided to invest. He moved to Standard Chartered Merchant Bank but later started his firm in 1995. Read more about Igor Cornelsen: https://about.me/igorcornelsen1
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