Thomas Brigandi, CFA

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Thomas Brigandi, CFA

Thomas Brigandi, CFA, is a Lead Analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at a Credit Rating Agency (CRA), where he is responsible for a portfolio of 34 power, toll-road, airport, port, water, wastewater, natural gas pipeline and project finance credits that collectively have over $15 billion of debt outstanding. 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 ~$200bn NYC Pension Fund, where he focused on energy and natural resources and reported directly to the chief investment officer. Brigandi is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society New York (CFANY), one of 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 over 90 in-person CFA Society conferences globally that were attended by over 16,000 investment professionals, in addition to over 35 virtual conferences that reached an audience of over 6,000 participants. These events featured over 350 senior asset owner and investment consultant speakers who represent organizations that collectively oversee or advise on more than $75 trillion in fiduciary assets, in addition to over 200 senior asset manager speakers who represent firms that collectively manage in excess of $30 trillion in assets. Brigandi, the founder of CFANY’s Asset Owner SeriesGlobal Policymakers SeriesEmerging and Frontier Market Series, Financial Services Employment Outlook Series, Putting Beneficiaries First Series and Global Infrastructure Conference Series, leads a team of over 500 investment professional 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 13,000 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 as Treasurer.

  1. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Family Offices: A Long Term View of Investments and Philanthropy, Jun 2021
  2. AOS Virtual Keynotes – OCIO & Wealth Solutions: Accelerating Investor Demand for Whole-Portfolio Solutions, Apr 2021
  3. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Insurance: Portfolio Design Amid Massive Change, Apr 2021
  4. Asset Owner Series – Asia Asset Owners Series Virtual Summit 2021, Mar 2021
  5. AOS Virtual Keynotes – OCIO: What Investing Trends the CIO of One of the Largest Thinks About, Mar 2021
  6. Global Policymakers Series – First Quarter Summit 2021, Mar 2021
  7. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Duke Endowment: A Look Forward, Mar 2021
  8. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Racial Equity in Asset Management: Asset Owners’ Perspectives, Feb 2021
  9. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Pension Manager: A Canadian View of Alternatives, Feb 2021
  10. Asset Owner Series – Africa Asset Owners Series Virtual Summit 2021, Jan 2021
  11. AOS Virtual Keynotes – How Endowments Will Be Impacted by U.S. Higher-Ed Pressures, Jan 2021
  12. Global Policymakers Series – Fourth Quarter Summit 2020, Dec 2020
  13. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Utilizing the Canadian Endowment Model in a UK Pension Scheme, Dec 2020
  14. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A View of Long-Termism from New Zealand’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, Nov 2020
  15. AOS Virtual Keynotes – North American Alternative Investment Risks, Nov 2020
  16. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Building a Successful Investment Strategy in China as a Foreign Investor – Perspectives from Power Corp, a Desmarais family controlled company, Nov 2020
  17. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Why Investing in Hope is Profitable for One Wealthy Family, Nov 2020
  18. Asset Owner Series – CFA Society New York Asset Owner Series SDG-ESG Infrastructure Investment Framework Conference, Nov 2020
  19. Asset Owner Series – LatAm & Caribbean Asset Owners Series Virtual Summit 2020, Nov 2020
  20. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Southeast Asia’s Risks and Returns, During and Beyond Covid, Nov 2020
  21. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A View from Australia, Nov 2020
  22. AOS Virtual Keynotes – How One Endowment and One Family Office are Implementing ESG Investments, Oct 2020
  23. AOS Virtual Keynotes – See How a State Pension Plan Sees the Long Run, Oct 2020
  24. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Racial Equity in Asset Management: Asset Owners’ Perspectives, Oct 2020
  25. AOS Virtual Keynotes – How Does One of Asia’s Largest Insurance Group CIOs See the World?, Oct 2020
  26. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What the “Technologized Investor” of the Future Looks Like, Oct 2020
  27. AOS Virtual Keynotes – How Could the Asset Allocation of the Biggest Dutch Life Insurance Company Change?, Oct 2020
  28. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Hear How One State Pension Plan is Dealing with Covid Pressures, Sept 2020
  29. Global Policymakers Series – Third Quarter Summit 2020, Sept 2020
  30. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What the Sovereign Fund from the Least Corrupt Country Thinks About ESG and More, Sept 2020
  31. AOS Virtual Keynotes – One Wealthy Family’s Journey to Investing With Purpose, Sept 2020
  32. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What One LATAM Central Bank Reserve Fund Manager Thinks about the Crisis, Sept 2020
  33. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A Candid View of China’s Markets, Aug 2020
  34. AOS Virtual Keynotes – How One Wealthy Family Views the Growth of India’s Family Offices and Alternative Investments, Aug 2020
  35. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Where One Sovereign Fund is Allocating to Alternatives, Aug 2020
  36. AOS Virtual Keynotes – How is the World Bank Managing Assets Amid the Crisis?, Aug 2020
  37. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Private and Co-Investment Risks and Opportunities, Aug 2020
  38. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What’s on the Mind of One of the Systems within the Largest Municipal Pension Fund in the US?, July 2020
  39. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What’s Next for the Nordics?, July 2020
  40. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Spotlight on Mexico’s Public and Private Markets, July 2020
  41. Global Policymakers Series – Four Day Virtual Inaugural Summit, June 2020
  42. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What Can Stressed Public Funds Learn from this Asset Owner?, July 2020
  43. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A View of the African Continent, June 2020
  44. AOS Virtual Keynotes – One Local Retirement Fund Investor’s View, June 2020
  45. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A View from the Top of the Real Estate Market, June 2020
  46. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What’s Next for India’s Infrastructure and Other Investments, June 2020
  47. AOS Virtual Keynotes – What Clients Want and What They Will Want: A Consulting and OCIO Leader’s Perspective, June 2020
  48. AOS Virtual Keynotes – Reflections on a Career Serving the Public Pension System, May 2020
  49. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A View of LATAM’s Public and Private Markets, May 2020
  50. AOS Virtual Keynotes – A Global View from the former Chief Strategy Officer of the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Wealth Fund, May 2020
  51. AOS Virtual Keynotes – An Asset Owner CIO View from APAC, May 2020
  52. Asset Owner Series – 4th Annual Endowment & Foundation CIO Roundtable, Feb 2020
  53. Asset Owner Series – 5th Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Jan 2020
  54. Putting Beneficiaries First Series – 1st CFANY Fiduciary Trustee Conference, Nov 2019
  55. Asset Owner Series – CFA North Carolina Inaugural Asset Owner Series, Oct 2019
  56. Asset Owner Series – 4th Annual Multi-Family Office Conference, Oct 2019
  57. Asset Owner Series – Peru – Transpacific Asset Owner Series: Lima 2019, Sept 2019
  58. Asset Owner Series – HKSFA – Investment Perspectives of Family Offices in US vs Asia, Sept 2019
  59. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit, Sept 2019
  60. Asset Owner Series – 4th Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, June 2019
  61. Asset Owner Series – 4th Annual Single Family Office, May 2019
  62. Asset Owner Series – ASFIP Asset Owner Series Roundtable, May 2019
  63. Putting Beneficiaries First Series – Corporate and Public Pension Underfunding Research Summit, April 2019
  64. Asset Owner Series – ESG Asset Owner Summit (Washington, D.C.): The Rise & Status of Sustainable Investing, April 2019
  65. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, March 2019
  66. Asset Owner Series – Asset Owner Panel at MENA Investment Congress, Feb 2019
  67. Second Moody’s Investors Service Credit Outlook Summit, Feb 2019
  68. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Endowment and Foundation CIO Roundtable, Dec 2018
  69. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Multiemployer Pension Conference, Oct 2018
  70. Asset Owner Series – CFA Philadelphia Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Oct 2018
  71. Asset Owner Series – 2018 Annual Dinner – Asset Owner Perspective, Oct 2018
  72. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Multi-Family Office Conference, Oct 2018
  73. Asset Owner Series – 4th National Pension Funds Conference, Sept 2018
  74. Asset Owner Series – Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit, Sept 2018
  75. Asset Owner Series – CFA France Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Sept 2018
  76. Asset Owner Series – Japan Investment Conference 2018, July 2018
  77. Leveraging LinkedIn for your Career, June 2018
  78. Asset Owner Series – 1st Central Bank and Reserve Funds Summit, Apr 2018
  79. Asset Owner Series – 1st Multilateral Development Bank Conference, Apr 2018
  80. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Single Family Office Conference, Apr 2018
  81. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, Mar 2018
  82. Asset Owner Series – ASFIP Asset Owner Series Event, Mar 2018
  83. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2018
  84. Moody’s Investors Service Chief Investment Officer Credit Outlook, Feb 2018
  85. Putting Beneficiaries First Series – 1st Annual US Retirement and Entitlement Slow-Moving Crisis Summit: Putting Objectivity and Integrity First, Feb 2018
  86. Asset Owner Series – HKSFA Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Jan 2018
  87. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Dec 2017
  88. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – 2018 Investment Professional Employment Outlook, Dec 2017
  89. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Public Pension Funds Conference, Nov. 2017
  90. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Multi Family Office Conference, Nov. 2017
  91. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Sovereign Wealth Conference, Sep 2017
  92. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Private Bank and PWM Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Sep 2017
  93. Asset Owner Series – 3rd National Pension Funds Conference, Sep 2017
  94. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – 2017 Midyear Investment Professional Employment Outlook, Aug 2017
  95. 2017 Summer Social & Tom Brigandi’s Record-Setting 50th CFA Society Event, Jul 2017
  96. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Single Family Office Conference, Apr 2017
  97. Green Bond Investment Outlook, Feb 2017
  98. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2017
  99. Asset Owners Series – 1st Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, Jan 2017
  100. Asset Owners Series – Multiemployer Pension Conference, Dec 2016
  101. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – Fall 2016 Quarterly Investment Job Market Outlook, Nov 2016
  102. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Sovereign Wealth Fund Conference, Nov 2016
  103. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 4th Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2016
  104. Asset Owners Series – 2nd National Pension Fund Conference, Sep 2016
  105. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Public Pension Fund Conference, Sep 2016
  106. 3rd Annual Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Aug 2016
  107. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – Annual Investment Job Market Outlook, Aug 2016
  108. Asset Owners Series – Single Employer Corporate Pension Conference, Aug 2016
  109. A Global View of Commodity Markets Conference, Jun 2016
  110. Annual Benjamin Graham Conference, Jun 2016
  111. Asset Owners Series – Private Bank and Private Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Jun 2016
  112. Asset Owners Series – Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Roundtable, May 2016
  113. Asset Owners Series – Multi-Family Office Conference, Apr 2016
  114. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – China: What’s Next? Apr 2016
  115. Asset Owners Series – Single Family Office Conference, Mar 2016
  116. Asset Owners Series – Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2016
  117. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Africa Rising: Investor Fad or Sustainable Trend? Feb 2016
  118. Investment Opportunities from Innovations in Cancer Treatment, Feb 2016
  119. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 3rd Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2015
  120. NYSSA and CFA Institute Sovereign Wealth & National Pension Funds Conference, Oct 2015
  121. Global Investing Committee Fall 2015 Quarterly Meeting, Sep 2015
  122. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – A Conversation on East Africa, Sep 2015
  123. 2nd Annual Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Aug 2015
  124. ‘Greece: What’s Next?’ Conference, Jul 2015
  125. Strategies for Exchange Traded Funds in Global Investing Conference, Jun 2015
  126. Global Investing Committee Spring 2015 Quarterly Meeting, Apr 2015
  127. 2nd Annual ‎Volunteer Leaders Holiday Party Dec 2014
  128. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Middle East and North African (MENA) Capital Markets Conference, Dec 2014
  129. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – NYSSA, Bloomberg, Greenwich Roundtable & CAIA Association Emerging Market Alternative Investments Conference, Dec 2014
  130. Systemic Risk Conference: What Are the Odds of Financial Collapse? Dec 2014
  131. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 2nd Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2014
  132. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Asian Capital Markets Conference, Oct 2014
  133. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Russian and Central & Eastern European Capital Markets Conference, Sep 2014
  134. 1st Annual NYSSA Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Jul 2014
  135. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Indian Capital Markets Conference, Jul 2014
  136. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Global Investing Committee & Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets Conference, Jun 2014
  137. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Latin American Capital Markets Conference, Jun 2014
  138. Sustainable Investing: Perspectives and Opportunities Conference, May 2014
  139. Global Investing Committee Spring 2014 Quarterly Meeting, Apr 2014
  140. 1st Annual ‎Volunteer Leaders Holiday Party, Dec 2013
  141. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 1st Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2013
  142. The Role of Coal in India’s Future: Climate, Reserves, Price, and Policy, Nov 2013
  143. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – African Capital Markets Conference, Oct 2013
  144. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Africa 2013: Investing in the Rising Continent, Apr 2013

Organizer Award History

CFA Institute Americas Region Volunteer of the Year

2021

Volunteer of the Year Award

2017
2015

Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service

2016

Young Investment Professionals Award

2013

Asset Owner Series™ Award

2016

CFA Institute Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader

2017
CFA NY
Volunteer of the Year
CFA NY
Benjamin Graham Distinguished Service
CFA NY
Young Investment Professionals
CFA NY
Asset Owner Series™
CFA Institute
Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader
CFA Institute
Americas Region Volunteer of the Year
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