No “Outsiders” As Bradesco’s Employees Contest Or The Presidency Of The Bank

Starting March next year, Bradesco will have a new CEO in office. Presently, the succession contest is taking shape with some Bradesco’s staff seen as the frontrunners in the race to succeed the outgoing CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco. The staff include Mauricio Machado de Minas, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Josué Augusto Pancini, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, Octavio de Lazari, and André Rodrigues Cano. The seven are in charge of Bradesco’s IT department, risk analysis, treasury & lending departments, branch network, Bradesco BBI, Bradesco Seguros, and human resources office respectively.

Furthermore, the seven have done one or more official duties that impressed their superiors. For instance, Gluher (57) alongside Trabuco was the face of the $5.2 billion transaction that saw Bradesco acquire the Brazilian unit of HSBC Plc. in 2015. Notably, the seven are middle age professionals with the youngest, Noronha, in his early 50’s and the oldest, Cano, in his late 50’s. The seven have worked at the bank for an average of 31 years. Pancini is the longest-serving having worked at the bank for 42 years while de Minas has worked at the bank for just eight years.

About Lazaro de Mello Brandao and Luiz Carlos Trabuco

So far, Bradesco has had only four CEOs. Trabuco and Brandao are among them. Brandao was the second CEO of the Osasco-based bank serving up to 1999 from 1981—18 years. Trabuco is the fourth CEO of the bank; he assumed office in 2009 and he will be serving until March 2018. By the time of his resignation, Bradesco will have appointed a new chief executive officer.

Although Trabuco will resign officially in March next year, he will continue being the chairman of the bank; a tittle the bank bestowed on him recently following the resignation of Brandao on October 11, 2017—just last month. In fact, Trabuco is currently the chairman and the president of Bradesco.

Just like Trabuco, Brandao doubled up as the CEO and the chairman of the bank between 1990 and 1999. He resigned as the president of Bradesco in 1999, but he held on to the chairmanship of the bank until last month. He was the chairman of Bradesco for close to 27 years. Brandao is 91-years-old. Since he joined the bank as a clerk in 1943, he has stayed put rising from the entry-level position through the mid-level ranks and finally to the management of the company.

Brandao affirms that the resignation was his personal decision. He stressed that he valued the smooth continuity of the bank hence his departure to allow the younger, 66, Trabuco to be the chairman of the board. Brandao’s corporate experience will not go to waste as the professional is still in charge of Bradespar SA and Fundação Bradesco.

Trabuco, just like Brandao, joined the bank as a clerk in 1969 rising through the various corporate ranks to the top of the organization. He has dedicated his career and perhaps his life to Bradesco. Trabuco could not leave Bradesco even when Brazil required his services: President Dilma Rousseff requested him to take over the Ministry of Finance, but he declined.

The recognition that Trabuco has received so far speak to his performance as a corporate leader. One of the “Best CEOs in Brazil,” “Entrepreneur of the Year,” and one of the “100 Influential Brazilians in the Country” are some of the titles that Trabuco has received from various entities including Forbes Magazine. He is also the holder 2009 Don Quixote Trophy.

Trabuco and Aguiar hail from the same municipality, Marília. He attended the University of São Paulo and Fundação School of Sociology and Politics.

Learn more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: https://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,prisao-dos-irmaos-batista-nao-impactam-risco-da-jbs,70001996105

Igor Cornelsen Does a Favor for Investors

The investment world has two directions that people can go in. They can play it safe or they can become very risky investors. Igor Cornelsen is an investor that presents a middle ground third option where people may take some risk, but they can still have some moderate investors. Igor Cornelsen knows that there is some level of insanity when it comes to investing, and he wants investors to know to about diversification.

He believes that there is a point where investors have to know when they need to pull back on risky investments. Igor Cornelsen believes in diversification, and he informed investors about how they can diversify with Brazilian stocks.

This is something that never crossed the mind of most of investors in America, but anyone that does the research can see the Brazilian stocks will often yield in a higher return on investment than some American stocks. Igor Cornelsen has allowed a lot of people to build a better portfolio.

He could have easily told any investors that were looking for stock opportunities to keep all of their money tied into American stocks, but this will not make sense with the information that he already knows. Cornelsen is aware of just how successful investment portfolios can be designed if you make plans to diversify. There are index funds, stocks, bonds, annuity and money market funds that people can put their money into.

It is all about how well you keep track of your money when you make a decision to become an investor. Igor believes some investors make the mistake of putting everything in the hands of brokers, but this is trouble. People will slowly lose their money because they don’t know where it is going.

The market has been able to help a whole lot of people make better decisions for investing. The marketing is volatile, and it takes a lot of work to build a successful portfolio. There is a need for investors like Igor to help people make better decisions. He is a very important part of the investment industry for people that like increase profits.

Bradesco’s Chief Executive Officer Luiz Carlos Trabuco Knows The Brazilian Banking Business

Bradesco is a big Brazilian bank. In fact, Bradesco could move to the top of the private banking industry in Brazil while Luiz Carlos Trabuco is the CEO. Trabuco has all the right ingredients. He’s been a banker for 40 years. He got his start in banking after earning a philosophy degree from the University of São Paulo. The 56-year-old executive knows what every job in the banking business entails because he has experience in all of those jobs.

Trabuco is a CEO who rose from the ranks. He had to prove he had what it takes because he didn’t earn a finance or accounting degree. So Trabuco did what any intelligent future bank CEO would do. He let his work ethic speak for him. And that work ethic is the inspiration for all the members of the Bradesco team today.

The banking business in Brazil is not the same as the banking business in the United States. The Brazilian government owns one of the largest banks in the country, and that makes the playing field a little uneven. But in spite of an uneven playing field, Bradesco is able to generate more profit and gain more respect, than the federal banks like Caixa Econômica Federal. The bank of choice in Brazil is Banco Itaú because it is one of the world’s major banks, and it is the largest financial institution in Latin America. But even though Banco Itaú is a world class bank, Bradesco does more for the Brazil in terms of social-economic programs.

Bradesco is an environmentally friendly bank that participates in programs like the Brazilian Green House Emissions Program, Global Compact, Companies for Climate Change and the Carbon Disclosure Program. The bank’s 2017 educational program will help more than 104,000 children get the basic education they need to get and keep a job in Brazil.

The extensive Bradesco customer service network is another plus for the bank. There are more than 5,000 bank branches around the country and 3,900 service points. The bank has more than 990 operating ATMs in bank branches. There are 38,000 express customer service points with 36,000 Bradesco ATMs, and there are 24,000 24-our ATMs in operation. Bradesco employs more than 105,000 people. The bank invests in training and education for all employees who want to participate in the bank’s development programs.

Banks in Brazil make more money than banks in other countries. Economic trends and government policies help Brazilian banks. Plus, the interest rates in Brazil are higher than interest rates in other countries. That is one reason Brazilians have a pay-as-you-go mentality. Even though interest rates are lower than they were two years ago, the banks are still cautious when it comes to lending money. Bradesco and other banks make more money on bonds than loans, according to Trabuco.

Michel Temer, the new president of Brazil, is trying to find ways to cut debt. One solution is taxing bank profits at a higher rate. The banks don’t like that idea, but the government policy of selling bonds that increase payouts when interest rates rise is a program the banks like. That program protects banks when a recession cripples the country. A good example is the recession that is just coming to an end. Bank profits are better than ever, and bank profits will continue to increase as the country moves forward. The economy is still not moving as fast as the government forecasts, but Trabuco and Bradesco will continue to do what they always do. They contribute to the social and economic well-being of Brazilians, and the bank continues to produce record profits for shareholders.

Learn more about Bradesco: https://br.linkedin.com/in/luiz-carlos-trabuco-trabuco-37a79229