DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY FINRA Rule 4370
To address interruptions to our normal course of business, Pershing maintains a business continuity plan, which includes geographically dispersed data centers and alternate processing facilities. The plan is reviewed annually and updated as necessary.
The plan outlines the actions Pershing will take in the event of a building, city, or regional incident, including:
- Continuous processing support by personnel located in unaffected facilities
- Relocating technology or operational personnel to alternate regional facilities
- Switching technology data processing to an alternate regional data center
All Pershing operational facilities are equipped for resumption of business and are tested. Regarding all circumstances within our control, Pershing's recovery time objective for business resumption, including those involving a relocation of personnel or technology, is four (4) hours, depending upon the availability of external resources.
Your introducing financial institution is required to maintain a business continuity plan designed to address unplanned business interruptions as well. However, in the event your introducing firm is unable to conduct business, you may contact Pershing directly to process limited trade-related transactions, cash disbursements and security transfers.
In the event that your financial organization experiences a significant business interruption, you may contact Pershing directly to process limited trade-related transactions, cash disbursements, and security transfers. Instructions to Pershing must be in writing and transmitted via facsimile at (201) 413-5368 or by postal service as follows:
P.O. Box 2065
Jersey City, New Jersey 07303-2065
For additional information about how to request funds and securities when your financial organization cannot be contacted due to a significant business interruption, please visit the Customer Support section or call (201) 413-3635 for recorded instructions.
If you cannot access the instructions from the web site or the previously noted telephone number, you may call (213) 624-6100, extension 500, an alternate Pershing number for recorded instructions.