Securities industry regulations require that brokerage firms inform their clients of their plans to address the possibility of a business disruption that potentially results from a power outage, natural disaster, or other event. Folio Investments, Inc. has a comprehensive business continuity program in place, which we review, update and test on a regular basis. The plan provides for continuation of client service in the event of various types of interruption to our facilities and services, although obviously we cannot plan for or guarantee against all contingencies.
Our policy is to respond to significant business disruptions by safeguarding employees’ lives and firm property, making a financial and operational assessment, quickly recovering and resuming operations, protecting all of the firm’s books and records, and ensuring that our customers can continue to transact business.
Examples of potential scenarios that might cause some changes to our regular business operations:
No contingency plan can eliminate all risk of service interruption or temporarily impeded account access. Nevertheless, we assess and update our plans to mitigate risks to the extent reasonable. In creating our Business Continuity & Contingency Plan, certain assumptions have been made such as alternative facilities being accessible, sufficient personnel being available, and external organizations including securities markets and government agencies being operational. If these assumptions are not valid under particular circumstances, we will evaluate possibilities for minimizing the disruption to services feasible at that time and will promptly provide clients with information about how to access their funds and securities.
We will update the Business Continuity & Contingency Plan as needed in the event of changes to our business processes, technology, and staff. We will continue to post updated information on our website. You may also obtain our current Business Continuity & Contingency Plan summary by submitting a written request to:Folio Investments, Inc.