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Thomas BrigandiThomas Brigandi is an analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at a Credit Rating Agency, where he serves as a lead analyst for 34 power, toll-road, airport, port, and project finance credits. Brigandi also serves on a Credit Rating Agency’s public pension steering committee, ESG Americas working group and 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, 2017 and 2015 Volunteer of the Year and 2013 Young Investment Professional Award recipient, has organized 69 CFA Society conferences that were attended by +12,800 investment professionals, in addition to over 425 asset owner, investment consultant and buy-side investment professionals speakers who collectively and directly oversee or advise on +$52 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 +440 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 at the City University of New York, from where he received the college’s inaugural Alumni Pioneer Award.

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

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

2018 Annual Dinner – Asset Owner Perspectives

October 30 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle
New York,NY10023United States

CFA Society New York’s Annual Dinner is a unique oportunity to network, socialize, and glean valuable industry knowledge amongst peers and advanced practitioners in the financial service and investment management industries. Join us in attendance, alongside CFA charterholders and thought leaders from around the world, as we commemorate CFA Society New York’s 81st anniversary year.

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