Tom Brigandi's 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook

MINIMUM ATTIRE REQUIRED: BUSINESS CASUAL

BUSINESS CARD & PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ENTER

Co-Organized with: Sanjay Arora, CFA, Deepika Sharma, CFA, Leo Schmidt, CFA, Patrick O'Meara, Kevin Maxwell, CFA, Rob McNulty, David Allen, CFA, Nithin Johnson, Ted McCauley and Daniel Fridson

"A New York investment community tradition in its 9th year"

Connolly's Pub & Restaurant

121 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor

December 14th, 2021 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join Tom Brigandi, CFA, the CFA Institute Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader & CFA Institute 2021 Americas Volunteer of the Year, at his invitation-only 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook to mix and mingle with hundreds of fellow NYC-based investment professionals and hear from asset owner, institutional investment consultant, institutional asset management and sell-side thought leaders on what to expect in 2022. Please arrive by 5:45 PM, as we will begin the one hour content portion of the evening promptly at 6:00 PM with a 2022-focused opening keynote address from institutional investment consulting thought leader, Rich Nuzum, CFA, President of Investments and Retirement at Mercer.

We will conclude the one hour content portion of the evening with an alternative investments closing keynote fireside chat featuring alternative investment thought leaders Lawrence Calcano, Chairman and CEO of iCapital Network; John Bowman, CFA, Executive Vice President of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and David Belmont, CFA, Global Head of Alternatives Risk and Quantitative Analysis at BlackRock. The content portion of the evening will also feature a 2022 outlook lightning round panel and special addresses from leading voices in the ESG, real estate and financial services recruiting communities.

After the one hour content portion of the evening will be the reception portion of the evening, where complimentary food will be provided by our organizers. There will also be a cash bar. Registration for this event, which will be held under Chatham House rules, will be limited to 500 investment professionals. This is not an official CFA Society New York event and is a holiday reception being organized for friends & personal contacts of the organizers. Finance industry peers who do not receive an invitation may request one.

Tom Brigandi's last in-person Holiday Reception in 2019 was oversubscribed with over 500 asset owner, buy-side and sell-side investment professionals registered. Collectively, registered investment professionals for that event represented organizations that have over 30 trillion dollars of assets under ownership, assets under advisory and assets under management. Due to fire-code capacity issues experienced in 2019, the organizers will not accept any additional registrations once 500 is reached.

To request an invitation, please either click on the above "Request Complimentary Invitation" link or send an email to thomas.brigandi@thomasbrigandi.com with the subject "Investment Outlook & Holiday Networking Reception". In the email please include your name, title and firm. If you are interested in becoming a co-host or a volunteer for the holiday party, please let Tom know one week before the party, as he stops accepting additional co-hosts and volunteers at that time.

Agenda

6:00pm

Welcome

Tom Brigandi, CFA, Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader & 2021 Americas Volunteer of the Year, CFA Institute; Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Macaulay Honors College Foundation; Advisory Board Member, Singapore Economic Forum

6:02pm

Opening Comments

Chris Cutler, CFA, Senior Consultant, Manager Analysis Services

6:05pm

Opening Keynote Address: 2022 Outlook from the Top

Rich Nuzum, CFA, President of Investments and Retirement, Mercer

Introduced by Sarena Snider, ESG-focused Investor; Board Member, The Snider Foundation

6:15pm

2022 ESG Outlook Special Address

Michael Clyne, Executive Director, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism (founded by Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild)

Introduced by Deepika Sharma, CFA, Director, BlackRock

6:20pm

Lightning Round 2022 Investment Outlook

Moderator

Margaret Belmondo, CIMA, Partner, NEPC

Panelists

Sanjay Arora, CFA, ACA, CMA, Managing Director, Raymond James

Antonio Rodriguez, CFA, Director of Investment Strategy, NYC Board of Education Retirement System

David Allen, CFA, Institutional Director, Schroders

Leo Schmidt, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, River Eddy Capital Management; former Senior Equity Analyst, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Panel introduced by David Baeckelandt, Senior Investment Director, Cambridge Associates

6:40pm

2022 Job Market Outlook Special Address

Gary Goldstein, Group CEO, Whitney Partners

Introduced by William J. Kelly, CEO, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association

6:45pm

2022 Post-Pandemic Real Estate Outlook

Brian DeLucia, Managing Partner, Arrivato (Single Family Office)

Introduced by Ibrahima Souare, MPA, Senior Community Development Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) NYC

6:50pm

Closing Keynote Address: 2022 Alternatives Outlook

Lawrence Calcano, Chairman and CEO, iCapital Network

John Bowman, CFA, Executive Vice President, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association

Introduced by David Belmont, CFA, Global Head of Alternatives - Risk and Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock

7:00pm

Closing Comments and Networking Reception Commencement

Nithin Johnson, Director and Family Member, Arcbridge Capital (Single Family Office); Executive Director, Tikehau Capital

10:00pm

Adjournment

Daniel Fridson, Managing Director, McCarvill Capital Partners

Tribute

This year's holiday party will be celebrating the life of Tom Brigandi's beloved aunt Suzanne Leone, who tragically passed away in March 2021 due to COVID-19 complications. The holiday party will also be celebrating the life of Tom's aunt and award winning writer Lea Rapp, who heartbreakingly passed away in August 2021, in addition to the life of Artie Nowak, CPA, a member of Tom’s extended family, who sadly passed away in June 2021. The holiday party will also be celebrating the life of Tom's London-based friend David Weeks, co-chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), a membership of around 800 individual trustees that represent UK pension schemes with assets under management of over £950 billion. David tragically passed away in November 2021 following a battle with cancer. Joyously, the party will be celebrating the marriage of Tom's cousin Salvatore and his wife in October 2021.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Dress code and proof of vaccination will be enforced by event security at both 3rd floor elevator and stair entrances: Business formal attire recommended; business casual attire permitted; jeans and non-dress shirts are not permitted. Given this is a private reception, the organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel registrations at any time or to deny access to any individual, irrespective of if they have registered or not. Business card required to enter. By attending this event, you agree to be photographed, and the photos may appear at the bottom of this event's webpage. This event is held under Chatham House Rules.

Notice of Vaccine Requirement

Pursuant to the New York City vaccine requirements that started on August 16, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment. There is no testing alternative for people who are not vaccinated. Proof of vaccination may include: NY State Excelsior Pass (iOS 13.0+; Android 7.0+); NYC COVID Safe App (iOS 13.0+; Android 8.0+); CDC Vaccination Card; NYC Vaccination Record

As the Tom Brigandi's 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook (Event) you are registering for will take place at an indoor setting located in New York City, Tom Brigandi, his co-organizers and the Event Site will abide by the New York City vaccine requirement and relevant guidelines. Attendees should review information posted here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

Tom Brigandi's 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook – COVID-19 Notice and Release

By registering or requesting a complimentary invitation for Tom Brigandi's 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook, I am acknowledging that I understand the highly contagious nature of Coronavirus/COVID-19, and that current medical knowledge of the virus, including its transmissibility and risk remains uncertain, particularly in light of evolving variants of the virus. I acknowledge that currently there exists no cure for the virus, and that certain medical conditions may be at high risk for the disease. I also understand that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as many other public health authorities, continue to recommend practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the wearing of masks under certain circumstances.

Although Tom Brigandi & his co-organizers and the Event Site may have in place preventative measures based on current CDC and governmental guidance in order to reduce the possible spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 at the Event, I understand and acknowledge that neither Tom Brigandi & his co-organizers nor the Event Site is able to guarantee that these measures will prevent the transmission of the virus, infection and/or illness. I further acknowledge and understand that Tom Brigandi & his co-organizers nor the Event Site cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 while attending the Event. Nor, given the state of current knowledge regarding the virus, is it possible to eliminate all risk of transmission and the potential health consequences of such exposure. I also understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to Tom Brigandi, his co-organizers, event volunteers, Event Site staff and guests, other Event attendees, and their families, as well as members of the general public who I may come in contact with while traveling to and from, and while attending the Event. I attest that the following statements are true at the time of my registration for the Event. I understand and acknowledge that it is my responsibility to notify Tom Brigandi prior to the Event if my response to one or more of these statements changes, and that such change may prevent me from attending the Event:

1) I will notify Tom Brigandi at thomas.brigandi@thomasbrigandi.com and forego in person attendance if I am experiencing any symptoms of illness on the day of the Event, including any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, or new loss of taste or smell.
2) I will check on any travel restrictions and public health requirements prior to traveling to the Event, and abide by the CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destinations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html
3) I have no plans to travel within fourteen (14) days prior to the Event to a country that the CDC lists as a Level 4 (“COVID-19 Very High”) or Level Unknown (“COVID-19 Unknown”) location.
4) I have no plans to travel as an un-vaccinated person within fourteen (14) days prior to the Event to a country that the CDC lists as a Level 3 (“COVID-19 High”), Level 2 (“COVID-19 Moderate”) or Level 1 (“COVID-19 Low”) location.
5) In the event I undertake any other travel not covered by no. 3 and 4 above, I will follow the applicable CDC guidance for Domestic (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html, and International travel (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html) for any trips planned within fourteen (14) days prior to the Event.
6) I will forego in-person attendance if I become exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 within fourteen (14) days prior to the Event.
7) I will forego in-person attendance if I am diagnosed with Coronavirus/COVID19 within fourteen (14) days prior to the Event.
8) I am currently following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting any exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
9) I will review the public health guidelines from CDC, New York State and the City of New York prior to the event, and will comply with all guidelines that are in effect on the date of the event. This includes following safety protocols such as the wearing of face masks, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and providing required proof of vaccination.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

I have read and understand the above risks and warnings concerning COVID-19 and I expressly assume all of the aforementioned risks including the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19, in order to be able to attend and participate in person at Tom Brigandi's 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook 2021 at Connolly's Pub & Restaurant on 121 West 45th Street on December 14, 2021. I expressly choose to participate in person with a full understanding of the risks of doing so. Furthermore, I understand that Tom Brigandi may immediately remove or prohibit me from in person activities at the Event if I exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if I fail to comply with any safety procedures stipulated by Tom Brigandi or the Event Site. By registering or requesting a complimentary invitation for Tom Brigandi's 2021 Complimentary Holiday Reception & 2022 Investment Outlook, I am agreeing to the Terms and Conditions for the Event, of which this Notice and Release is a component, I voluntarily assume all of the aforementioned risks including, without limitation, any exposure to, or infection by, COVID-19, and hereby release and agree to hold Tom Brigandi, his co-organizers and the Event Site harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives, any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of Tom Brigandi, his co-organizers and the Event Site. Furthermore, by this Notice and Release, I intend to discharge Tom Brigandi, his co-organizers and the Event, from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against any of them with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to my participation in the Event.