Asset Owner Series Founder and Lead Organizer Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader
“Tom’s efforts appear to have surpassed any prior benchmarks for any CFA Society New York volunteer.”
Since becoming a member of CFA Society New York less than six years ago, Thomas has played a critical role in growing CFA Society New York membership. He has also organized 48 society events, which have been attended by over 8,500 investment professionals and over 325 speakers.
To recognize his dedication, the society awarded him their Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service Award in 2016, placing him among the most revered names in the society’s 80-year history.
CFA Society New York Bestowed with Three Society Excellence Awards from CFA Institute
CFA Institute honors CFA Society New York at 2017 Society Leadership Conference in Philadelphia for its outstanding work and dedication throughout the year
NEW YORK, MAY 23, 2017 — CFA Society New York—formerly known as New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)—has been recognized by CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence, as the 2017 recipient of the following awards:
Strategic Initiatives: Delivering Member Value – CFA Society New York received this global award for providing compelling value on a consistent basis to all members across our vibrant member community. CFANY’s membership grew to 10,000 during the period.
Research Foundation Society Award: Events/Activities – CFA Society New York was chosen by CFA Institute Research Foundation to receive this award based on our robust calendar of informative and educational events. We host over over 70 seminars per year while also offering numerous member-exclusive forums organized according to member interests. During the period, we also hosted the 50th anniversary celebration of the Research Foundation itself. At this celebration Frank Fabozzi was presented with the JAMES R. VERTIN AWARD.
Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader: Thomas Brigandi – Tom was chosen as the inaugural recipient of this global award for his prolific work at CFA Society New York. He has built a team of over 150 volunteers who regularly organize events from an independent and objective perspective. The most successful of these is the Asset Owner Series which hosts Chief Investment Officers from each segment of the Asset Owner universe. FOR THOMAS BRIGANDI’S BIO, CLICK HERE.
“The Society Excellence Awards programme gives CFA Institute the opportunity to distinguish the hard work and commitment that our global network of societies demonstrates” noted Emily Dunbar, head, Global Society Relations. “With 149 societies in 73 countries and territories, CFA Institute is grateful for the thousands of CFA charterholders that generously volunteer their time and skills, and in turn, help to create a better member organization that benefits the investment profession at a local, regional and global level.”
The CFA Institute Society Awards Program was established in 2006 to identify and reward efforts of societies in the delivery of the CFA Institute mission and provide value to the investment professionals they represent. This year, there were 132 nominations submitted globally in 14 award categories, representing 51 societies.
“We are both thrilled and honoured to receive such recognition and accolades this year”, said Daniel Dagen, CFA, Chief Executive Officer of CFANY. “As a member society of CFA Institute, we are dedicated in our efforts help build the next generation of investment professionals, to serve our members and promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. We are proud of the recognition shown by CFA Institute for our commitment to supporting the organisation’s mission”.
About CFA Society New York
CFA Society New York, formerly known as New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), is the local member society of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow.
About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 145,000 members in 159 countries and territories, including 139,000 CFA charterholders, and 147 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
James. R Vertin Award Info
The James R. Vertin Award is presented periodically to recognize individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals.
This award was established in 1996 to honor James R. Vertin, CFA, for his outstanding leadership in promoting excellence and relevancy in research and education.
For more information and past award winners, click here.
Thomas Brigandi is an associate analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at Moody’s, where he serves as a lead analyst for 29 public power, power generation project, toll-road, airport, port, and project finance credits. Brigandi also serves on Moody’s public pension steering committee, ESG Americas working group and veteran recruiting sub-committee. Brigandi previously worked at the ~$160bn NYC Pension Fund, where he focused on energy and natural resources and reported directly to the chief investment officer. Brigandi, CFA Institute’s Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader and CFA Society New York’ (CFANY) 2016 Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service Award, 2015 Volunteer of the Year and 2013 Young Investment Professional Award recipient, has organized 49 CFA Society conferences that were attended by +9,000 investment professionals, in addition to over 350 speakers who collectively and directly oversee or advise on +$30 trillion. Brigandi, the founder of CFANY’s Asset Owner Series, Emerging and Frontier Market Series and Annual Global Infrastructure Conference, leads a team of several hundred investment professional CFA Society volunteers globally. While serving as the Director of Global Volunteers of the American Foundation for African Children’s Education, Brigandi organized the NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony on September 23, 2011, hosted for the President of Sierra Leone. Brigandi has cultivated personal relationships with thousands of asset owner and buy-side investment professionals who collectively and directly oversee or advise on +$50 trillion, in addition to thousands of sell-side investment professionals, government officials and corporate executives globally. Brigandi maintains over 8,500 connections on LinkedIn and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Accounting and Economics from the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, from where he received the college’s inaugural Alumni Pioneer Award.