In the 21st-century, Cassio Audi has built a powerful career as one of the leading investment specialists in his home nation of Brazil where he has been credited with changing the entire face of the economy of the nation. Among the successful parts of the financial career of Cassio Audi is his work as an investment specialist who has worked hard to open the markets to the general public who often feel they have little understanding of how to handle their own finances.
Now a respected educator at his alma mater, Sao Paulo University, Cassio Audi also had an earlier career as a musician and iconic member of the legendary Brazilian heavy metal band, Viper. Audi spent his teenage years touring Brazil with the band which still tours with some of the original members who founded Viper alongside the drummer; for many fans, the original lineup of the band remains the iconic group and continues to be one of the best-loved in the history of heavy metal across the globe.
It is important to remember the nation of Brazil had been under the rule of a military dictatorship throughout the majority of the 20th-century and only opened its borders to the rest of the world at the end of the 1970s. Slowly, European culture began to trickle into the nation with the huge heavy metal trend seen in the U.K. in the late 1970s and early 1980s making its way to Brazil by the middle of the decade. For young people starved of influences outside Brazil during their childhoods such as Cassio Audi, the arrival of heavy metal inspired many to form bands; Audi himself took up the drums and had been a member of a number of bands in Sao Paulo before joining Viper.
Viper was one of the most successful bands in the mid-1980s releasing the debut album, “Soldiers of Sunrise” with Cassio Audi on drums in 1987 after becoming a successful live band. By 1989, Cassio Audi wished to further his career in different areas and returned to Sao Paulo to complete his education before working with some of the world’s leading financial institutions.