2017 SFIG Conference Attracted More than 6,700 Industry Professionals

SFIG strives to educate members and legislators, advocate for its members, and support a liquid securitization market. One of the ways it achieves its goals is through the annual SFIG Conference. During the three-day event, more than 6,700 industry participants attended the event and had an opportunity to listen to keynote speakers. These speakers included chairman of the NAHREP Foundation Gerald “Jerry” Ascencio, executive chairman of The Chertoff Group Michael Chertoff, and former Congressman Joe Scarborough. Those in attendance included accountants, underwriters, consultants, analysts, and regulators.

The conference also offered breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and welcoming receptions. Attendees had a chance to garner continuing legal education credits for the state of Nevada on behalf of the Information Management Network.

About the Author:

Kevin Colvin
Kevin Colvin with his wife, Jessica

Married to his wife Jessica, who is a buyer at Macy’s, Kevin Colvin works as the director of global market sales and trading for New York City’s Cantor Fitzgerald. To help him remain current with industry trends, Kevin Colvin attends trade shows and conferences, including the 2017 Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) conference, which occurred from February 26 through March 1 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon Raises Money for Cancer Research

Established in 1982 by the late Robert J. Allen, the race includes a one-mile swim, 22-mile bike ride, and 6.2-mile run. The swim portion occurs in the salt water of Lake Montauk, the bike portion traverses through Montauk’s historical routes and past the Montauk lighthouse, and the run goes through the area’s hills. Since the race takes place early in the competitive season, race officials encourage participants to wear a wetsuit for the swimming portion. The USA Triathlon sanctions the race, and the money raised from the event goes toward the fight against pancreatic cancer.

The 2016 race, which occurred on June 21, saw 300 participants crossing the finish line in the allotted time of 3 hours 55 minutes. For the male competitors, Adrian Mackay finished with a time of 1:58:45.8. The first female competitor to complete the race was Katie Bottini, who earned a time of 2:11:29.0.

About the Author:

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A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Kevin Colvin serves as the director of global market sales and training for Cantor Fitzgerald located in New York City. An active individual, Kevin Colvin has participated in several running events, including the RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon.