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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 roughly 12,000 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 80 CFA Society conferences that were attended by over 14,500 investment professionals. These events featured over 200 senior asset owner and investment consultant speakers who represent organizations that collectively oversee or advise on in excess of $60 trillion in fiduciary assets, in addition to over 300 senior asset manager and other investment professional speakers who represent firms that collectively manage in excess of $30 trillion in assets. 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 over 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 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.

  1. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, March 2019
  2. Asset Owner Panel at MENA Investment Congress, Feb 2019
  3. Second Moody’s Investors Service Credit Outlook Summit, Feb 2019
  4. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Endowment and Foundation CIO Roundtable, Dec 2018
  5. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Multiemployer Pension Conference, Oct 2018
  6. Asset Owner Series – CFA Philadelphia Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Oct 2018
  7. 2018 Annual Dinner – Asset Owner Perspective, Oct 2018
  8. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Multi-Family Office Conference, Oct 2018
  9. Asset Owner Series – 4th National Pension Funds Conference, Sept 2018
  10. Asset Owner Series – Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit, Sept 2018
  11. CFA France Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Sept 2018
  12. Asset Owner Series – Japan Investment Conference 2018, July 2018
  13. Leveraging LinkedIn for your Career, June 2018
  14. Asset Owner Series – 1st Central Bank and Reserve Funds Summit, Apr 2018
  15. Asset Owner Series – 1st Multilateral Development Bank Conference, Apr 2018
  16. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Single Family Office Conference, Apr 2018
  17. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, Mar 2018
  18. Asset Owner Series – ASFIP Asset Owner Series Event, Mar 2018
  19. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2018
  20. Moody’s Investors Service Chief Investment Officer Credit Outlook, Feb 2018
  21. Putting Beneficiaries First Series – 1st Annual US Retirement and Entitlement Slow-Moving Crisis Summit: Putting Objectivity and Integrity First, Feb 2018
  22. HKSFA Inaugural Asset Owner Series Event, Jan 2018
  23. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Dec 2017
  24. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – 2018 Investment Professional Employment Outlook, Dec 2017
  25. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Public Pension Funds Conference, Nov. 2017
  26. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Multi Family Office Conference, Nov. 2017
  27. Asset Owner Series – 3rd Annual Sovereign Wealth Conference, Sep 2017
  28. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Private Bank and PWM Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Sep 2017
  29. Asset Owner Series – 3rd National Pension Funds Conference, Sep 2017
  30. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – 2017 Midyear Investment Professional Employment Outlook, Aug 2017
  31. 2017 Summer Social & Tom Brigandi’s Record-Setting 50th CFA Society Event, Jul 2017
  32. Asset Owner Series – 2nd Annual Single Family Office Conference, Apr 2017
  33. Green Bond Investment Outlook, Feb 2017
  34. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2017
  35. Asset Owners Series – 1st Annual Institutional Investment Consulting Roundtable, Jan 2017
  36. Asset Owners Series – Multiemployer Pension Conference, Dec 2016
  37. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – Fall 2016 Quarterly Investment Job Market Outlook, Nov 2016
  38. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Sovereign Wealth Fund Conference, Nov 2016
  39. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 4th Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2016
  40. Asset Owners Series – 2nd National Pension Fund Conference, Sep 2016
  41. Asset Owners Series – 2nd Annual Public Pension Fund Conference, Sep 2016
  42. 3rd Annual Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Aug 2016
  43. Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series – Annual Investment Job Market Outlook, Aug 2016
  44. Asset Owners Series – Single Employer Corporate Pension Conference, Aug 2016
  45. A Global View of Commodity Markets Conference, Jun 2016
  46. Annual Benjamin Graham Conference, Jun 2016
  47. Asset Owners Series – Private Bank and Private Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, Jun 2016
  48. Asset Owners Series – Endowment and Foundation Chief Investment Roundtable, May 2016
  49. Asset Owners Series – Multi-Family Office Conference, Apr 2016
  50. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – China: What’s Next? Apr 2016
  51. Asset Owners Series – Single Family Office Conference, Mar 2016
  52. Asset Owners Series – Insurance Company Chief Investment Officers Roundtable, Feb 2016
  53. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Africa Rising: Investor Fad or Sustainable Trend? Feb 2016
  54. Investment Opportunities from Innovations in Cancer Treatment, Feb 2016
  55. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 3rd Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2015
  56. NYSSA and CFA Institute Sovereign Wealth & National Pension Funds Conference, Oct 2015
  57. Global Investing Committee Fall 2015 Quarterly Meeting, Sep 2015
  58. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – A Conversation on East Africa, Sep 2015
  59. 2nd Annual Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Aug 2015
  60. ‘Greece: What’s Next?’ Conference, Jul 2015
  61. Strategies for Exchange Traded Funds in Global Investing Conference, Jun 2015
  62. Global Investing Committee Spring 2015 Quarterly Meeting, Apr 2015
  63. 2nd Annual ‎Volunteer Leaders Holiday Party Dec 2014
  64. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Middle East and North African (MENA) Capital Markets Conference, Dec 2014
  65. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – NYSSA, Bloomberg, Greenwich Roundtable & CAIA Association Emerging Market Alternative Investments Conference, Dec 2014
  66. Systemic Risk Conference: What Are the Odds of Financial Collapse? Dec 2014
  67. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 2nd Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2014
  68. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Asian Capital Markets Conference, Oct 2014
  69. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Russian and Central & Eastern European Capital Markets Conference, Sep 2014
  70. 1st Annual NYSSA Volunteer Leaders Summer Social, Jul 2014
  71. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Indian Capital Markets Conference, Jul 2014
  72. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Global Investing Committee & Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets Conference, Jun 2014
  73. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – Latin American Capital Markets Conference, Jun 2014
  74. Sustainable Investing: Perspectives and Opportunities Conference, May 2014
  75. Global Investing Committee Spring 2014 Quarterly Meeting, Apr 2014
  76. 1st Annual ‎Volunteer Leaders Holiday Party, Dec 2013
  77. Global Infrastructure Conference Series – 1st Global Infrastructure Conference, Nov 2013
  78. The Role of Coal in India’s Future: Climate, Reserves, Price, and Policy, Nov 2013
  79. Emerging and Frontier Markets Series – African Capital Markets Conference, Oct 2013
  80. 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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