In this context the banking sector, tightly regulated and consequently also by and large left unscathed from the 2007 financial crisis and its aftermath makes for an interesting example. More and more developing economies emancipate themselves from defining developmental aims through the replication of western development paths and Brazil stands at the forefront of this trend.
The Humanistic Management Center was invited to moderate a panel discussion at this even that was focused on Brazilian Banking which the Humanistic Management Center's Ernst von Kimakowitz gladly accepted. On the panel was a Brazilian banker based in Brazil, a Brazilian banker based in Switzerland and a Swiss banker based in Brazil. These Were Daniel Alves Maria of Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro talking on Resilience during the economic crisis and future perspectives in Brazil; Edinardo Figueiredo, CEO of Banco Itaú S.A, Switzerland reporting about Private Banking from a Brazilian perspective; and Giovanni Vergani Managing Director at Credit Suisse reporting on Wealth management opportunities in an emerging economy with a focus on Brazil.