Focus Strategies Merchant Banking, LLC Business Continuity Planning
Focus Strategies Merchant Banking, LLC has developed a Business Continuity Plan on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions are unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our Business Continuity Plan.
We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the Firm’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. In short, our Business Continuity Plan is designed to permit our Firm to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.
Our Business Continuity Plan addresses:
- Data backup and recovery
- All mission critical systems
- Financial and operational assessments
- Alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators
- Alternate physical location of employees
- Critical supplier, contractor, bank and counter–party impact
- Regulatory reporting
Significant business disruptions can vary in their scope, such as only our Firm, a single building housing our Firm, the business district where our Firm is located, the city where we are located, or the whole region. Within each of these areas, the severity of the disruption can also vary from minimal to severe. In a disruption to only our Firm or a building housing our Firm, we will transfer our operations to a local site when needed and expect to recover and resume business within four hours. In a disruption affecting our business district, city, or region, we will transfer our operations to a site outside of the affected area and recover and resume business within one business day. In either situation, we plan to continue our business, transfer operations to our clearing Firm if necessary, and notify you through our website how to reach us. If the significant business disruption is so severe that it prevents us from remaining in business, we will notify our customers via phone and through our website.
For more information – If you have questions about our Business Continuity Planning, you can contact us at (512) 477–3280.