All opinions expressed by Thomas Brigandi on this website are solely Brigandi’s opinions and do not reflect the opinions of any of his affiliations (Last Article: Feb. 27, 2012). 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.