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Thomas Brigandi

Thomas Brigandi is an analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at a Credit Rating Agency (CRA), where he serves as a lead analyst for 34 power, toll-road, airport, port, water, wastewater, natural gas pipeline and project finance credits. Brigandi also serves on a CRA’s public pension steering committee, ESG Americas working group and formerly served on the veteran recruiting sub-committee. Brigandi previously worked at the ~$180bn NYC Pension Fund, where he focused on energy and natural resources and reported directly to the chief investment officer. Brigandi is a Board Director of the +11,000 investment professional member CFA Society New York (CFANY), the largest CFA Institute Society globally. Brigandi, the CFA Institute Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader and CFANY’s 2016 Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service Award recipient, has organized 71 CFA Society conferences that were attended by +13,100 investment professionals, in addition to over 500 asset owner, investment consultant and buy-side investment professionals speakers who collectively and directly oversee or advise on +$55 trillion. Brigandi, the founder of CFANY’s Asset Owner Series, Emerging and Frontier Market Series, Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series, Putting Beneficiaries First Series and Global Infrastructure Conference Series, leads a team of +500 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 maintains over 12,000 connections ‎on LinkedIn and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Accounting and Economics from the Macaulay Honors College (MHC) at the City University of New York. Brigandi received the college’s inaugural Alumni Pioneer Award and serves on the MHC Foundation Board of Directors.

  1. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Multiemployer Pension Conference, Oct 2018
  2. Asset Owner Series – CFA Philadelphia Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Oct 2018
  3. 2018 Annual Dinner – Asset Owner Perspective, Oct 2018
  4. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Multi-Family Office Conference, Oct 2018
  5. Asset Owner Series – 4th National Pension Funds Conference, Sept 2018
  6. Asset Owner Series – Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit, Sept 2018
  7. Asset Owner Series – Japan Investment Conference 2018, July 2018
  8. Leveraging LinkedIn for your Career, June 2018
  9. Asset Owner Series – 1st Central Bank and Reserve Funds Summit, Apr 2018
  10. Asset Owner Series – 1st Multilateral Development Bank Conference, Apr 2018
  11. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Single Family Office Conference, Apr 2018
  12. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, Mar 2018
  13. Asset Owner Series – ASFIP Asset Owner Series Event, Mar 2018
  14. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2018
  15. Moody’s Investors Service Chief Investment Officer Credit Outlook, Feb 2018
  16. Putting Beneficiaries First Series – 1st Annual US Retirement and Entitlement Slow-Moving Crisis Summit: Putting Objectivity and Integrity First, Feb 2018
  17. HKSFA Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Jan 2018
  18. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Dec 2017
  19. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – 2018 Investment Professional Employment Outlook, Dec 2017
  20. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Public Pension Funds Conference, Nov. 2017
  21. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Multi Family Office Conference, Nov. 2017
  22. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Sovereign Wealth Conference, Sep 2017
  23. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Private Bank and PWM Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Sep 2017
  24. Asset Owner Series – 3rd National Pension Funds Conference, Sep 2017
  25. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – 2017 Midyear Investment Professional Employment Outlook, Aug 2017
  26. 2017 Summer Social & Tom Brigandi’s Record-Setting 50th CFA Society Event, Jul 2017
  27. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Single Family Office Conference, Apr 2017
  28. Green Bond Investment Outlook, Feb 2017
  29. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2017
  30. Asset Owners Series – 1st Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, Jan 2017
  31. Asset Owners Series – Multiemployer Pension Conference, Dec 2016
  32. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – Fall 2016 Quarterly Investment Job Market Outlook, Nov 2016
  33. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Sovereign Wealth Fund Conference, Nov 2016
  34. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 4th Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2016
  35. Asset Owners Series – 2nd National Pension Fund Conference, Sep 2016
  36. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Public Pension Fund Conference, Sep 2016
  37. 3rd Annual Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Aug 2016
  38. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – Annual Investment Job Market Outlook, Aug 2016
  39. Asset Owners Series – Single Employer Corporate Pension Conference, Aug 2016
  40. A Global View of Commodity Markets Conference, Jun 2016
  41. Annual Benjamin Graham Conference, Jun 2016
  42. Asset Owners Series – Private Bank and Private Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Jun 2016
  43. Asset Owners Series – Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Roundtable, May 2016
  44. Asset Owners Series – Multi-Family Office Conference, Apr 2016
  45. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – China: What’s Next? Apr 2016
  46. Asset Owners Series – Single Family Office Conference, Mar 2016
  47. Asset Owners Series – Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2016
  48. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Africa Rising: Investor Fad or Sustainable Trend? Feb 2016
  49. Investment Opportunities from Innovations in Cancer Treatment, Feb 2016
  50. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 3rd Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2015
  51. NYSSA and CFA Institute Sovereign Wealth & National Pension Funds Conference, Oct 2015
  52. Global Investing Committee Fall 2015 Quarterly Meeting, Sep 2015
  53. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – A Conversation on East Africa, Sep 2015
  54. 2nd Annual Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Aug 2015
  55. ‘Greece: What’s Next?’ Conference, Jul 2015
  56. Strategies for Exchange Traded Funds in Global Investing Conference, Jun 2015
  57. Global Investing Committee Spring 2015 Quarterly Meeting, Apr 2015
  58. 2nd Annual ‎Volunteer Leaders Holiday Party Dec 2014
  59. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Middle East and North African (MENA) Capital Markets Conference, Dec 2014
  60. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – NYSSA, Bloomberg, Greenwich Roundtable & CAIA Association Emerging Market Alternative Investments Conference, Dec 2014
  61. Systemic Risk Conference: What Are the Odds of Financial Collapse? Dec 2014
  62. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 2nd Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2014
  63. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Asian Capital Markets Conference, Oct 2014
  64. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Russian and Central & Eastern European Capital Markets Conference, Sep 2014
  65. 1st Annual NYSSA Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Jul 2014
  66. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Indian Capital Markets Conference, Jul 2014
  67. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Global Investing Committee & Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets Conference, Jun 2014
  68. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Latin American Capital Markets Conference, Jun 2014
  69. Sustainable Investing: Perspectives and Opportunities Conference, May 2014
  70. Global Investing Committee Spring 2014 Quarterly Meeting, Apr 2014
  71. 1st Annual ‎Volunteer Leaders Holiday Party, Dec 2013
  72. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 1st Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2013
  73. The Role of Coal in India’s Future: Climate, Reserves, Price, and Policy, Nov 2013
  74. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – African Capital Markets Conference, Oct 2013
  75. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Africa 2013: Investing in the Rising Continent, Apr 2013

Organizer Award History

Volunteer of the Year Award

Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service

Young Investment Professionals Award

Asset Owner Series™ Award

CFA Institute Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader

2017
2015
2016
2013
2016
2017

Organizer Award History

Volunteer of the Year

2017
2015

Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service

2016

Young Investment Professionals

2013

Asset Owner Series™

2016

CFA Institute Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader

2017
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