Few investment specialists located anywhere in the world can have a life story as interesting and involved as that of Cassio Audi, the Brazilian investment specialist who was once the drummer with one of South American’s leading heavy metal bands. This may not be the kind of history one expects their investment specialist to have, but Audi was a teenager when he moved into music with a group of friends who would go on to become one of the most important heavy metal bands in the history of the genre in South America.
Viper were born in 1985 when a group of friends with a penchant for British heavy metal came together to form a band they hoped would one day be able to replicate the sound they heard on a regular basis from British imports such as Iron Maiden. For the next four years, Cassio Audi would be part of a roller coaster ride of success that would take the teenage friends from creating their own demo tapes to recording a full studio album in just two short years. Audi is credited with the rest of the band as having a high level of musicianship that was on show during the recording of the “Soldiers of Sunrise” album released in 1987.
Cassio Audi would eventually leave the band to concentrate on pursuing a finance based education at the Pontifical Catholic University and obtaining an MBA from Sao Paulo University. Despite leaving Viper in 1989 prior to the release of the “Theatre of Fate” album that would seal their position as one of the leading exponents of heavy metal in the new wave of South American bands of the 1980s and early 90s. Cassio Audi is now one of the leading investment specialists working in the Brazilian markets with a level of experience obtained working for national and multinational financial institutions.
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