Luiz Carlos Trabuco Spearheads HSBC Acquisition by Bradesco

While other Brazilian banks sought to grow through acquisitions, Banco Bradesco relied on its executive management and technological innovation to expand within the financial world. Bradesco has only purchased two banks since its inception in 1943. In 2009, Bradesco acquired Banco Ibi SA which saw an increase in assets. Now Bradesco, under the authority of Luiz Carlos Trabuco, was planning on purchasing HSBC Brazil. This takeover was bound to increase the company assets by 16 percent.

About Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Over the four decades at Bradesco, Trabuco Bradesco held several positions before becoming Chairman. He began as a bank teller at the Marilia branch at 18 years old and moved to the position of Marketing Director. While at this post, the company saw outstanding growth and his reputation in the banking world grew as well. Eight years later he was appointed President of Bradesco’s privately-owned pension firm.In 2003, he was elected by the Executive Board of Directors to be Vice President. Mr. Trabuco Bradesco became president of Bradesco Seguro in 2009.

Trabuco’s Achievements

Among his many achievements, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Bradesco took part in the launching of Bradesco’s shares in the New York Stock Exchange boosting the growth of the company to more than double its size. Also, during his tenure, the performance of the company shot up from 25% to 35%.In 2009, the same year he became president, Luiz Carlos Trabuco won the Don Quixote Trophy. He was named Entrepreneur of The Year in 2015, for finance and is on the Forbes Magazine 2016 List of Best CEOs in Brazil. Also,on Ultimo Segundo’s ranking Of The 60 Most Powerful of Brazil, he was in the 24th position.

Trabuco’s Educational Background

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Bradesco graduated from the University of Sao Paulo with both a degree from the Faculty of Philosophy and a post-graduate degree in Social Psychology. These studies are believed to be instrumental in shaping Trabuco into the man he is today. He is a native of Marilia, the birthplace of Banco Bradesco formerly known as Banco Brasileiro de Descontos.

Banco Bradesco

Banco Bradesco is a technologically innovative giant in the Brazilian financial industry. It was founded in 1943 by Amador Aguiar to target retailers, small landowners, and government employees. It soon moved its headquarters from Marilia to Sao Paulo where it has been running from ever since. With over $74 billion in revenue, Banco Bradesco is considered one of the largest banking service providers in Brazil.

Sexy Spring Makeup Trends By Lime Crime Ease Into Summer Glow

Who doesn’t like springtime?

That’s when new makeup trends begin to take form, ushering in a brighter time and good reason for a cosmetics overhaul.

There is nothing more boring than women who put on the same dull makeup palettes day in and day out. They fear getting it wrong or thinking outside the glam beauty box, but that is what Lime Crime makeup does so well.

Reporter Expert dug deep into the brand’s makeup bag for spring 2018 and pulled out some incredible cosmetics to try on.

Lime Crime is all about defining personal beauty with a contemporary edge. If your makeup bag lacks products that have exceptional texture, shine and vibrancy, then, get your Lime Crime groove on.

The brand is excited about the pretty depths of the color purple and showing it off in some of their popular palettes. For instance, the cult classic Venus Palette has launched the Venus III, full of exceptional eyeshadows with that heavenly grunge vibe. The focus of the 8-pan palette is on violets and pinks and a couple of earthy shades.

Fans of the classic Venus Palette have welcomed in this tamer version that adds feminine power in its gorgeous tones. The shadows deliver amazing payoff and glide on like a breeze.

There are now four in the eyeshadow kit collection: Venus Palette (Original), Venus II, Venus XL (16-pan kit) and the Venus III.

Lime Crime’s Plushies are another sensual way to bring on spring and summer. These lipsticks are a soft focus lip veil with lovely sheerness. Try a Plushies in Blackberry or Lavender Honey or Violet to delight in that pretty purple power trend.

For cheekbones that dazzle in definition, Lime Crime’s Hi-Lite opalescent powder highlighters are exquisite.

It’s springtime makeup bling; turn it up, ladies.

Jason Hope is Calling The Internet of Things a Tech Revolution

Jason Hope is one of the most innovative minds in the business world today. The successful entrepreneur and renowned futurist has never been one to just go along with the status quo. He’s always been an outside the box thinker looking forward into the future for inspiration. His new passion is the Internet of things (IoT). He believes IoT is the key to mankind’s next evolutionary step.

His new e-book explains the future of IoT in simple to understand details. The book is titled “Understanding the Internet of Things Revolution: A Quick Guide for Thriving in the IoT Era” and is available for purchase on Amazon. The book explains how IoT works and how its growth in popularity will influence our daily lives. He particularly points out how IoT will change industry as we know it. Industries will be more efficient and less flawed. If you are confused on exactly what IoT is and want to know more Jason’s e-book is the perfect read.

IoT is basically a shorter way of saying the vast network of interconnected devices via the internet. This includes every device or machine that operates using a wireless connection. In today’s time most of them do. IoT is expected to continue to grow as more devices are made to operate using a wireless connection. This is something that really excites Jason Hope.

Jason Hope believes the IoT revolution will change the world for the better. Humans will be a lot more efficient and less wasteful in the future. For example, if you forget to turn off your houselights you can remotely turn them off from miles away using a mobile device. Jason Hope helps push anti-aging efforts forward.

Jason Hope, as an Arizona native, attended college at Arizona State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business. After graduating from college he decided to pursue a career as an entrepreneur specializing in technology.

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Bruno Fagali, the Top Brazilian lawyer

Bruno Fagali is one of the most celebrated lawyers in Brazil for his accomplishments in law. He has established his law firm Fagali consultancy that represents high ranking individuals and organisations in the country. Bruno graduated from Pontifical Catholic University in 2009 and went on to study for master’s degree which he received from the University of Sao Paulo in 2017. He has specialized in administrative law and completed various training modules in law at Pontifical Catholic University. He is a multi-lingual and can speak and write in four languages which are Portuguese English Spanish and French.

Bruno practices law in Sao Paulo Brazil, besides working independently for his firm he serves as the corporate integrity manager in Nova/SB. He is known for his expertise in anti-corruption law, ethics, regulatory law, compliance issues and advertising law. He also focuses on parliamentary and electoral law, urban law, constitutional and administrative laws among others.

Bruno Fagali has extensive experience in law, with over a decade in practice he has worked with several law firms which include the Radi, Calil and Associates Law Firm. Working in different law disciplines has given him the ability to represent many clients because of his experience in various disciplines. Apart from representing clients in court, he also writes a blog on legal issues. Recently, he published a blog on alcohol advertisements following the court ruling that alcohol advertisements should be subject to guideline such as a statutory warning that it could cause health issues.

The Central Bank of Brazil has introduced compliance regulations which are meant to stop a series of problems experienced in the banking sector. Bruno has commended the need to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of all directors and executives within financial institutions. He noted that there is need to address conflict of interests since they have had a negative impact on the finance sector. Bruno Fagali says that if roles of financial executives are clearly defined the banking industry will avoid many of the issues it has.

Bruno Fagali has managed to build a good reputation for himself and manages to represent numerous clients including top politicians both in court and outside the court. He is keen on current legal changes in the world, and his company discusses and answers questions regarding the changes. His outstanding record has allowed him to remain a sort out lawyer in Brazil.

Penelope Kokkinides of InnovaCare Health Fighting for Health Care in Puerto Rico

September 16, 2017 is a day many Puerto Ricans wish they could forget. However, that day, the days following, and even the weeks and months following will likely haunt many of the residence for years to come. Hurricane Maria is widely considered one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded. It destroyed Puerto Rico, leaving much of the island under water, without power, and people without shelter, scavenging for food, resources, and supplies.


Five months later, conditions have improved for many. Roads have been cleared of debris; power outages last shorter periods of time; and many of the displaced people have found shelter. However, for the 30 percent of people living in rural areas conditions are still insufficient as they are still without power.


Inside Plazas Las Americas, the biggest shopping center, there is a business called Recargate. What was once supposed to be a temporary meeting and charging station, has turned into a clinic that is provided by InnovaCare. Puerto Ricans are able to come to the clinic and receive physicals and, if needed, referrals to receive more specialized care. InnovaCare is proud that they are able to offer Medicare y Mucho Mas (MMM) the islands largest Medicare Advantage program.


In addition to the Recargate clinic, in the weeks following the storm, InnovaCare Health set up a number of mobile clinics. More than 25,000 Puerto Rican residents have been seen by a physician, diagnosed, and prescribed medication at one of these mobile clinics. Surly these clinics have saved a number of lives.


As a United States territory, one would think that Puerto Rico would have received more immediate aid than they did; nearly a year later, people should not still be suffering the effects of hurricane Maria, yet they are. Many hospitals are still closed, making the mobile and Recargate clinics crucial to the health of residents on the island. However, funding for healthcare is lacking on the island, making it difficult for some to be seen by a physician.


The Chief Administrator Officer of InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides, met with President Trump to discuss the healthcare needs in Puerto Rico. Kokkinides argued that instead of decreasing funding by $1 billion per year, there needs to be an increase in funding to the Medicare Advantage program within Puerto Rico. Apparently what Kokkinides had to say struck home because in the days following the meeting, CMS gave promising modifications to the healthcare system in Puerto Rico.