Business Continuity Plan-Rule 4370

FINRA Rule 4370 (Business Continuity Plans and Emergency Contact Information) requires firms to create and maintain a written BCP with procedures that are reasonably designed to enable firms to meet their obligations to customers, counterparties and other broker-dealers during an emergency or significant business disruption.10 The rule also requires firms to review and update their BCPs, if necessary, in light of changes to firms’ operations, structure, business or location. Further, although most introducing firms rely, to some extent, on their clearing firms to allow customers to access their accounts and enter transactions, they are responsible for compliance with the BCP rule.

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