Achievements as a Public Servant
NYC Pension Fund
Worked directly under Larry Schloss, Chief Investment Officer of the NYC Pension Fund, in identifying investment opportunities for the approximately 120 billion dollar pension fund. Spearheaded strategic research on several proposed equity allocations in the natural resources and energy sectors. Built comprehensive asset allocation and asset performance models regarding most major United States and Canada-based public pension funds.
Research Foundation of City University of New York
Gave presentations and made recommendations regarding infrastructure public-private partnerships, municipal agency infrastructure projects, and valuation analysis of toll-roads to policy makers and academics. Work on municipal agencies has been cited by numerous New York State Senators and United States Congressmen. Presented to numerous high-level policy makers from across the globe at the Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council, in Washington DC.
U.S. Congress - Power Africa Initiative
Assisted Congressman Gregory Meeks, the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee & Congressional Black Caucus' Africa Taskforce by connecting Congressman Meeks' team with hundreds of Brigandi's emerging and frontier market-focused investment professional personal contacts, regarding the Power Africa Initiative, on a voluntary basis.
Thanks again for your excellent contribution to our efforts to engage Wall Street on the Power Africa Initiative. You added great value in helping us connect with key investment executives in the emerging markets sector and facilitating the organization of what was a very successful conference.Aymeric Saha, Policy Director (2013 - 2016), US Congress - House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit