SSI's policy is to respond to a Significant Business Disruption (SBD) by safeguarding employees' lives and firm property; making timely financial and operational assessments and quickly recovering and resuming operations. Our procedures protect all of the firm's books and records, and allow SSI's clients to transact business and remain fully confident in our ability to operate. SSI's plan anticipates and plans for two kinds of business disruptions, internal and external. Internal SBDs affect only our firm's ability to communicate and do business, such as a fire in our building. External SBDs prevent the operation of the securities markets or a number of firms, such as a city flood, earthquakes, or a wide-scale, regional or local disruption. Our response to an external SBD relies more heavily on other organizations and systems, especially on the capabilities of our prime brokers. SSI recently completed its Business Continuity Plan which identifies procedures which must be followed in the event of a local, regional or national disaster. The plan includes back up procedures for key personnel and ensures that no one member of the investment team could severely handicap SSI's Investment process should they be unavailable.
SSI's Business Continuity Plan was developed with these main objectives in mind.
- Rapid recovery and timely resumption of critical operations following a national, regional or local disruption;
- Rapid recovery and timely resumption of critical operations following the loss or inaccessibility of staff at SSI's primary business location;
- On-going testing which confirms that critical internal and external continuity arrangements are effective and compatible.
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