Disclosures

Business Continuity Management

Piper Jaffray has an ongoing and comprehensive business continuity management program in place intended to help us respond to and recover from a business disruption.  

The business continuity management program coordinates all our business disruption preparation efforts, including impact identification and analysis, business continuity plan development and testing, crisis management and training.

Piper Jaffray business continuity plan
We developed the business continuity plan to protect the interests of our clients, shareholders and employees, and to support the recovery of our core businesses. The company has documented continuity plans that identify core functions and the resources required to conduct them. Plans account for the following general scenarios:

Our responses to each of these scenarios will depend on the external variables associated with the disruption (the time of day and the extent of the disruption, for example), but may include transferring functions to alternate sites or activation of and relocation to our proprietary recovery sites. On a best-effort basis, our goal is to begin resuming activities at the recovery site within eight hours of activating our business continuity plan.

Back-up facilities and arrangements
Piper Jaffray has taken a series of steps to ensure that adequate redundancy is in place to provide business stability during a disruption. We have focused on key technology infrastructure as well as arrangements with strategic third-party vendors to support recovery of our core functions. Some of the methods we use include:

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