Ebrima has previously worked at three multi-national banks in Africa including Guaranty Trust Bank, First International Bank, and Oceanic Bank Ltd. He has also worked in New York City in the Corporate Banking Division of Banca Monte, a top 10 European Bank headquartered in Italy. He is currently a columnist and a consultant to the Toronto-based Equity Research Firm, Cooper Financial Research. He is also the Project Manager of Gambia Operations at American Foundation for African Children's Education (AFACE). His most recent professional development is his position as Senior Analyst at the American Strategic Resources Group, ASRG, headquartered on 110 Wall Street.
Ebrima has five years of corporate banking experience and has done extensive credit analysis for these corporations, and he has been directly involved in the credit packaging of over $17 billion dollars. He has also overseen credit reviews of various revolving facilities as well as participated in loan syndications with some of the top US banks by capitalization. Mr. Touray is currently a presidential scholarship student in New York City, and has recently transferred to the CUNY's LaGuardia C. College from the European School of Economics majoring in International Business.
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Thomas Brigandi is an associate lead 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). 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 62 CFA Society conferences that were attended by +11,500 investment professionals, in addition to over 400 speakers who collectively and directly oversee or advise on +$39 trillion. Brigandi, the founder of CFANY's Asset Owner Series, Emerging and Frontier Market Series, Investment Employment Outlook and Professional Development Series and Annual Global Infrastructure Conference, leads a team of several hundred 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 has cultivated personal relationships with thousands of asset owner and buy-side investment professionals who collectively and directly oversee or advise on +$65 trillion, in addition to thousands of sell-side investment professionals, government officials and corporate executives globally. Brigandi maintains over 11,700 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.
Analyst and editor of CFMonitor.com publishing investment decision making data and reports. We are currently focused on inflation, gold, Africa and Banro Corporation (TSX-V:BAA)(AMEX:BAA) and Loncor Resources Inc. (TSX-V:LN)(AMEX:LON). Banro has moved into production and expects to produce 120,000 oz in 2012 from its 11.3 million oz resource in the DR Congo. Loncor is exploring the 4,550 sq km Ngayu greenstone belt in the DR Congo and producing grades in the 10 g/t region and delineating what we believe will be their first deposit in the 1.5 to 2 million oz high grade range. We provide or have previously provided paid research services for Banro and Loncor. I am a beneficial owner of options in Loncor which expire in less than 3 years. We also provide investor relations services for Whetstone Minerals (TSX-V:WMI). I am a beneficial owner of options in Whetstone which expire in less than 3 years. Whetstone is consolidating and developing the major greenstone belt within the Zimbabwe Craton. Whetstone is headed by Alan Dolan, founder of African Minerals (AIM:AMI), the GBP 1.5 billion iron ore producer in Sierra Leone. Cooper has been granted share purchase options in Loncor and Whetstone which expire in less than 3 years.
Michael Cassano is a Registered Securities Representative based out of New York City. He has experience in the capital markets industry which he attained while working for two broker-dealers in New York. He currently holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses and he is a contributor to the Toronto- based Equity Research firm, Cooper Financial Research.