Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Summary Disclosure
Peel Hunt Inc. (“Peel Hunt”) has created and implemented a business continuity plan (“BCP”) in an effort to mitigate the effects related to unforeseen business interruptions. This BCP is designed to enable the Firm to continue or resume trading operations in the event of an emergency or significant business disruption (“SBD”).
Communications and locations of Employees during a disruption
In the event of a SBD, Peel Hunt will communicate with its employees in several different ways. Peel Hunt will employ a calling tree, which would be implemented by management in the event of an SBD. The BCP also addresses the relocation of staff to an alternative back-up location in the New York area, which would be immediately available with all of the equipment needed to run Peel Hunt’s client order receipt and transmission operations for an interim period of time. Recovery time for most of the applications and relocation to the alternate location is expected to range from immediate to 24 hours.
Communications with Customers
Peel Hunt currently communicates with its customers using the telephone, email, Bloomberg, fax, US Mail, and in person. In the event of an SBD, Peel Hunt will assess which means of communication are still available and use the means closest in speed to the means used in the past. Additionally, if traditional communications are not available, Peel Hunt representatives will use the best available means to contact its clients in order to make contingent plans for the duration of the SBD.
If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do at +1-646 863 1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot access us through either of those means, you should contact Steven Fine, our London Branch Office Manager, +44 207 418 8900 or email@example.com.
Books & Records
Peel Hunt maintains its hard copy books and records and electronic records primarily at its Main Office and back-up books and records at alternate locations. If records are lost as the result of a business disruption, Peel Hunt has the means to physically recover data from both physical and electronic back-up locations.
Vendors and Counterparties
Peel Hunt’s BCP may need to rely upon the recovery and restoration of services provided by various critical business constituents and counterparties both at its primary and alternate locations. Peel Hunt has considered the extent to which the Firm may be able to depend upon these business relationships during an SBD as a part of its decision to do business with the constituents. Where possible the Firm has engaged and/or vetted alternate arrangements in order to avoid business disruptions in the case of a business constituent not being able to provide needed goods or services in an emergency.
Peel Hunt’s BCP is designed to address the continued operation of the Firm in the event of an emergency situation or SBD. However, all risks of business interruption cannot be eliminated and Peel Hunt cannot guarantee that systems will always be available or recoverable following an SBD. Furthermore, Peel Hunt has no control over and must rely upon the disaster recovery plans of its various critical business constituents, vendors, clearing firms and counterparties.
Peel Hunt will update this BCP from time and will be available at Peel Hunt’s website www.peelhunt.com/usa.
Where you conduct trading with Peel Hunt LLP, our affiliate, you may also request a copy of Peel Hunt LLP’s business continuity plan.
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The information contained in this disclosure is provided by Peel Hunt for informational purposes only, and nothing contained herein shall be construed to amend, supplement or otherwise modify any of the terms and conditions set forth in any customer agreement between you and Peel Hunt.