Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian investor with a keen eye for discovering trends and opportunities before they come about. He does his best to not be distracted by other analysts or professors, because he has always found that facts are much better than relying on the opinion of others. One of his favorite web services in Reuters, and he loves the website because the news is simply reported there without bias or opinion. During 2007, he found himself in a situation where he chose to close all of his positions in commodities that he was short. Instead of selling his shares, which were sitting at a high value, he chose to not do this, and he now does the exact opposite.
When asked if there was something that he finds true that no one agrees with him about, Igor Cornelsen commented that he is not aware of anything like this that nobody agrees with him about. He has found that there is always one individual who thinks the same way as himself. He did reveal that there was one time when, despite what everyone else was saying, he was sure that the Euro would hang around until another international currency replaced it. He was correct, and while everyone was touting their surety that the Euro would disappear, he remained firm in his belief that it would not.
Igor Cornelson earned his college degree while studying at the Federal University of Parana where he earned a degree in Economics. He also studied engineering at the university in the beginning but decided to change his major two years into his studies. When he graduated in 1970, he went to work with an investment bank where his calculation skills related to compound interest came in quite handy. He moved on after some time, after earning a solid reputation, and ended up working in Rio as an investment banker. It wasn’t long before he worked his way up through the ranks at Multibanco where he became part of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. To this day, he continues to earn a healthy profit through the decisions he makes.