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Bradesco Bank – Strong Leadership And Vast History

One of the largest and oldest banks in Brazil is the Bradesco Bank, established by banker Amador Aguiar in March 1943 in Marilla, Sao Paulo. The founder started it up in his 30s after having worked his way up into the banking industry. Amador Aguiar had a humble upbringing and worked on a coffee farm alongside his father for several years. Later he went to work as a typographer.

When he was 22, Amador Aguiar was taken into work as an office boy for the Banco Noroeste, and even though his payment was meager, he also got the chance to learn and receive a practical education in banking. He learned about the dynamics of the bank, the positions within the bank, and how to help out everyone albeit to a small extent. Over the next years, Amador Aguiar worked his way up to the position of Manager, and after that, he was appointed at several other banks such as the Casa Bancaria Almeida Irmaos which later became the Banco Brasileiro de Discounts. Amador Aguiar became the President of the establishment in 1969.

The bank was later called the Bradesco Bank, and in 1980, Amador Aguiar stepped down from the post of President and became President of the Board instead. The new bank President became Lazaro de Mello Brandao. He started working there at a very young age and held the position until 2017. The President and CEO stepped down at the age of 91 to be replaced with a leading executive of the company- Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Lazaro de Mello Brandao will remain in the leadership of some of the holding companies of the Bradesco Bank.


The new leader of the Bradesco Bank has also been a long-time employee at the establishment. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi had his first workday at the Bradesco Bank back in 1943 when he was 17 years of age. He started out at the lowest rank just like the funder of the bank and Lazaro Brandao. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi took his career at the Bradesco Bank from the post of a clerk to that of the leader of the corporation through his dedication to the present and the long past of the Bradesco Bank.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi achieved a degree in Socio-Psychology in Sao Paulo attending the local School Foundation of Sociology and Politics. Previously, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi also graduated from the UNESP in Marilla, Sao Paulo. At 17, during his education years, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was appointed as a clerk at the bank. He worked there for 15 years serving at several positions before he was given a chance to show his talent as the Marketing Director.

At the post, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi made the majority of changes that took the bank’s communication aspect to a whole new level to the point it was recognized for its regular dialogue with Brazilian media. After eight years, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was appointed to a position in leadership, becoming the President of the division working with private pensions Bradesco Vida e Previdencia. After another handful of years, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was promoted again. He became the Managing Director of the Bradesco Bank and a year later he was elected to the post of Executive Vice President.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi started accumulating a vast amount of responsibilities at the Bradesco bank including several subsidiary companies and highly significant projects. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi became President in 2009 and in 2015 he led the most significant acquisition the bank has ever made and one of the grandest business deals in Brazil for that year.

In total, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has been with the Bradesco Bank for over 40 years.

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An Overview of Investment Banking

In the finance industry one of the most well known fields is investment banking. This is one of the most well known field of the finance industry and often plays a central role in the overall economy. Investment banking is the process of helping companies get the most out of their capital. Many deals consist of having two ore more companies merge to combine resources, issue new stock and also raise capital to make their stock more valuable on the market. As a result investment banking is not only important for shaping the overall economy it will also help a number of companies become more successful as well as helping some failing companies stay in business without having to shut down.

Investment banking consists of departments which each serve an important function on any deal. The most common part of investment banking is corporate finance in which the firm will work on merging companies or helping them issue new stock. Another important function of investment banking is sales and trading. This is when the firm will buy and sell the stock of clients they have completed deals with as well as generate more revenue. Research is an important function where the firm will evaluate and gather information about industry trends as well as what is taking place in the economy. This will help them have more information to present to clients when it is time to make a proposal.

While many investment banks work with companies, there are others that are smaller and work with individuals as well. One of these investment banks is headed by an individual named Martin Lustgarten. He is the current founder of his firm and participates in the day to day management of it. With his company he often works with other businesses that are looking to raise capital. In order to do this Martin will work with venture capital firms he has connections to and will get funds from them to help one of his clients.

Martin Lustgarten also works with individuals and helps them by recommending investment options. He regularly provides basic financial advice to a number of people who are looking to reach certain goals. Lustgarten will use his expertise to help recommend investment options to people who are looking to save up for retirement as well as finance college. Along with these two goals, Martin will also provide in depth advice on what securities to invest in so that the individual clients can establish consistent growth in their savings over time.

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