Managed Account Research Inc's (MARI) policy is to respond to a Significant Business Disruption (SBD) 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 allowing the firm’s customers to transact business. In the event that MARI determines it is unable to continue its business, the firm will assure customers prompt access to their funds and securities.
The organization recognizes the importance of responding quickly and effectively to unplanned events – whether a natural, man-made, or technology emergency – to maintain the safety of our employees, keep operations running smoothly, and provide mission-critical systems to our customers, partners, agencies, the media, and the public in a timely manner.
MARI's primary concern is to ensure that the applications and information that drive critical business processes are available when they are needed, whenever they are needed. To accomplish this, MARI has an "out of area" Disaster Recovery Data Center and an "out of area" Trading Floor which houses MARI’s infrastructure and communications that will enable the firm to continue to provide services during an emergency situation.
The firm's Disaster Recovery Site is prepared to run the business in the event there is a disaster affecting our primary site. All documentation regarding Disaster Recovery is housed in the firm’s "out of area" Disaster Recovery Location.
Each business has assigned seats for their employees at a Disaster Recovery location by which employees can perform their job duties during an event.
The plan will be reviewed at least annually to determine if the plan is sufficient at the time and will be updated for any necessary changes. A copy of the updated plan will be maintained by each employee and will also be maintained at the offsite backup facility.
Managed Account Research Incorporated will assess the disaster to determine the appropriate action. Each of our Officers has the authority to call a state of disaster and execute the plan. This plan is reviewed on a yearly basis by Management.