Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian entrepreneur in the financial industry. He graduated in 1970 from the Federal University of Parana with a bachelor’s degree in economics. His first job was at an investment bank and after having a good deal of success he moved to Rio de Janiero due to a good job opportunity. In 1974 he was named to the board of directors of Multibanco which is one of the larger investment banks in Brazil. Just two years later he was also made the chief executive officer of this firm.
One of Igor Cornelsen’s biggest breaks came in 1985 when he joined Libra Bank PLC. Because this was a London Merchant Bank he was paid not in Brazilian real but instead US dollars. This change in currency allowed him to become a global investor. Through knowing when to take risks and how to avoid drops in the global stock markets he steadily built up a fortune as an investor.
It was in 1995 that he established his own investment firm where he managed his own investments and those of his clients. He continued in the role until 2012 which is when he became semi-retired. He opened up a new investment management firm called Bainbridge Group Inc. which is headquartered in South Florida. He splits his time between South Florida and Brazil and works at Bainbridge on a part-time basis. This gives him plenty of time to play golf which has been his favorite sport for most of his adult life. Follow Igor Cornelsen on Twitter
Over the course of his career Igor Cornelsen has developed a broad set of skills. These include financial analysis, coaching, management, accounting, and developing financial models. He writes fairly often about investing so that others can benefit from his years of experience. One of his biggest tips is to start investing for retirement as soon as possible, preferably when you get your first job. He points out that time is one of the most important factors to consider. By starting early you have decades of compound interest working for you which can make a dollar invested when you’re young worth $7 or more once you are ready for retirement.