Monthly Archives: March 2018

Luiz Carlos Trabuco: Bradesco Appoints New President

Currently CEO of Banco Bradesco S.A. beginning in 2009, Luiz Carlos Trabuco is staying in his executive position for now. Since his tenure is almost up as the head of Bradesco, this change inevitably happened to occur right before what would have been his 10 year anniversary. The bank will be bring in new leadership soon when Trabuco finally steps down.

Growth was seen in the financial sector, and there is still a change underway that involves Trabuco as well as Lazari. Many bankers are very optimistic of the national economy for 2018 according to Inflation that is steady, interest rates that are not too high, and steady GDP growth make a tough argument for change. Lazari stresses how they must continue this current method for success. Certainly, Lazari, as well as Trabuco both remind all that pension reform is important for the overall benefit.


As explained by Trabuco, the choice of president took months to happen, seeing as there were so many candidates. Ultimately his experience help to increase the leverage of the sole positioning for Lazari. Bradesco even points out the individual merits of Lazari Junior. These are recognized by his companions as mentioned in a statement released by Bradesco. Lazari has experience in the area of credit, where he was responsible for many items. In turn it moved him to higher ranks as he would lead the Bradesco Seguros Group.

Bradesco Seguros made the announcement that it has ended the year 2017 on the upward trend. Revenues in the amount of $76.3 billion Reals means that an increase of 6.8% was seen when compared to the year 2016. A result of such an increase is the company gained a market share of 26%. This happens to be the best percentage of the last few years. Keeping interest rates low, a growing GDP, and ensuring unemployment is under control gives many reasons for optimism. Lazari is staying firm in his goals in regard to the company. Lazari is quoted saying, “We must have a much better year than the years before.”

With his current term finally coming to a close, lets take a look at a few of Luiz Trabuco’s moments with the company as he turns over his title and position to Lazari Junior. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Banco Bradesco S.A. since 2009 and also served as its Executive V.P.. His duration at this position ends when Lazari Junior begins his new job. He began his professional activities at Bradesco during April of 1969, and has had quite the career in banking over so many years recorded.

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Madison Street Capital Emerges Among M&A Advisor Awards Winners

The Chicago-based middle-market investment-banking firm Madison Street Capital spearheaded the leading debt financing deal of 2017, according to M&A Advisor. Madison Street Capital was among the mergers and acquisitions firms and professionals who attended the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards held at the Metropolitan Club New York.

Established in 1998, M&A Advisor has carved a niche for itself as the leading advisory firm in the mergers and acquisitions industry. The company started holding its annual event to honor the industry’s leading firms, professionals, and transactions in 2002. The 2017 event saw many high-ranking M&A firms win awards in different categories, ranging from energy deals, financial deals, information technology deals, etc.

Awarding Madison Street Capital “Debt Financing Deal of the Year” award, M&A Advisor’s co-CEO and President David Fergusson heaped praises on the company, terming it a representation of the best in M&A industry in 2017. Fergusson noted that Madison Street Capital beat over 650 participating companies to emerge the winner in the category, stressing that Madison’s opponents were equally excellent.

Present to receive the award was none other than Charles Botchway, Madison Street Capital CEO. Botchway was delighted that his company had grown to command respect in the M&A industry. He credited Barry Petersen, the firm’s managing director, for his work in a transaction that put the company in the limelight, including earning it the M&A Advisor Award.

Apart from M&A firms that were awarded in the event, leading M&A professionals were recognized. Some of them include Robert “Bobby” Blumenfeld and Ceasar N. Anquillare. Blumenfeld received the inaugural Tom Farrell Memorial Award while Anquillare received Leadership Award. Both professionals are senior fellows in leading M&A firms in America.


Madison Street Capital

The Chicago-based firm is the industry’s leading provider of corporate finance and (M&A) advisory services. Madison Street Capital was established in 2005 by two visionary professionals: Anthony Marsala and Charles Botchway. The company currently serves not only North America but also Asia and Africa.

Although Madison Street Capital is a well-known M&A firm, it offers other services to boot. They include business valuation, financial opinions, asset management, etc. The company renders its services guided by some underlying principles such as integrity, excellence, leadership, etc.


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Robert Ivy On How Architects Can Contribute To Better Health

In the past, Architects role in promoting health was through designing a building that has access to sunlight. But today there are more issues faced by society. Chronic illnesses like diabetes and obesity are a threat to America’s health. How then can Architects change such matters? Through design, thinking says Robert Ivy.

Robert Ivy who is the chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) believes that architects designs and planning have an impact on health. The head of AIA which is currently at 87,890 members is coming together with other members to advocate for physical exercise, proper sunlight, redesigning public parks for the well being of the citizens. He seeks to educate the public through creating awareness of choosing to use the stairs while going to the office or home for increased physical activity.

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The AIA is on a ten-year plan from 2012 to come up solutions on how to build sustainable and resilient buildings for the well of the public. Involving institutions of learning to offer architectural courses that are focused on design health is crucial. The number of bachelor degrees that focus on sustainable designs needs to increase in the universities. As such, it is granting university funds to research the same. It is also sensitizing architects on choosing raw materials that will build a healthy system. It is estimated that the world’s population will rise to 9.8 billion in 2050 according to the United Nations. With the planets, limited resources more need to be done to promote sustainability.

Some of the institutions participating in the combination of both design and public health are; College of Architecture at Texas Tech University will be offering a Master of Science in Architecture with a specialty in Design and Health. A course on the effects of structures on health is being offered at the Harvard University Chan School of Public Health. In a few years, we will see a new generation of professionals who will be focused on solving the actual problems facing society.

Robert Ivy Fala has a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. He also has a BA in English from the University of the South. While working as the Editor in Chief at the Architectural Record, the magazine won several awards such as the General Excellence under the American society of magazine editors. He published his book Fay Jones: Architect in 2001. Fay Jones: Architect is now in its third edition. In 2010 he was named the Master Architect by Alpha Rio Chi the National Architecture Fraternity. He is currently a member of advisory boards in different schools; Tongji University School of Architecture and Urban Planning in Shanghai China, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Tulane University, and Mississippi state university.