Igor Cornelsen, the founder of Bainbridge Investment Inc. is a famous investment expert in Latin America. Born and raised in Brazil, Igor attended the Federal University of Parana where he enrolled for an engineering course. During this time, studying engineering was an elusive undertaking as it was only offered at this University. After 2 years of studying, Igor took a shift from engineering and decided to pursue economics mainly because he found numbers and statistics to be enchanting.
Cornelsen finished his studies in economics in 1970 and was employed at Multibank, an investment bank located in Rio, Brazil. With time, he applied his skills and prowess in the industry to move through the ranks. In 1974, his never-ending efforts paid off and was awarded a spot in the director’s board at the company. He later lost his position after the company was acquired by the Bank of America. Cornelsen decided to try his luck elsewhere and ended up at Unibanco, a top-performing company in Brazil. In 1985, he relocated to Libra Bank PLC, where he worked as the investment advisor.
He had a good time working at Libra Bank PLC and was promoted into the board of directors. He would then work in London for the next seven years. His longevity in the industry equipped him with needed skills and it was at this point that Igor had a eureka moment and decided to form his own company. In 1995, Bainbridge Investment Inc. was born.
Igor Cornelsen urges investors to always consider doing extensive research before investing their money in something. By so doing, they can fully understand the challenges and benefits in different investment opportunities. His idea to shift majors at university from engineering to economics underscores the deep passion that lies within him with regards to the industry.