Petya Nikolova

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Petya Nikolova

Petya Nikolova is the Head of Infrastructure Investments for New York City Comptroller’s Office. Ms. Nikolova built the infrastructure asset class and is investing the infrastructure allocation on behalf of the $250 billion New York City Retirement Systems. The exposure to infrastructure on a committed and invested basis is over $7.0 billion and well diversified across strategies, sectors and geographies.

Ms. Nikolova joined the Comptroller’s office from WestLB, where she was a Director in the Infrastructure Americas team originating, structuring and executing transactions across transportation, social infrastructure and utilities in the Americas. Prior to this, Ms. Nikolova spent nine years with Bank of Ireland and MBIA in infrastructure origination and execution covering energy and infrastructure globally. Ms. Nikolova holds an MPA from Syracuse University and an MA/BA in Economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

June 2021


Infrastructure as an Asset Class in Today’s Environment

Recent dramatic shifts in the investment landscape have defined new necessities for communities and businesses, driving demand for capital in particular infrastructure subsectors. As the pandemic subsides, certain trends such as energy transition, strengthening domestic supply chains, resiliency to climate change, and digitalization will continue to accelerate, even while communities return to normal. Join the CFA Society of New York for an afternoon of thoughtful discussion on infrastructure as an asset class and the future of infrastructure investing.

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