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Part 2 - Rules Governing the Business Conduct of Members Registered with the Commission

RULE 2-38. BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN.

[Adopted effective April 7, 2003. Effective date of Amendments: October 18, 2010 and September 30, 2013.]

(a) Each Member must establish and maintain a written business continuity and disaster recovery plan that outlines procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency or significant business disruption. The plan shall be reasonably designed to enable the Member to continue operating, to reestablish operations, or to transfer its business to another Member with minimal disruption to its customers, other Members, and the commodity futures markets.

(b) Each FCM Member and FDM must provide NFA with, and keep current, the name and contact information for all key management employees, as identified by NFA, in the form and manner prescribed by NFA. In addition, each FCM Member and FDM must provide NFA with the location/address and telephone number of its primary and alternative disaster recovery sites.

(c) Each IB, CPO and CTA Member must provide NFA with the name of and contact information for an individual who NFA can contact in the event of an emergency, and the Member must update that information upon request. Each IB, CPO, and CTA Member that has more than one principal must also provide NFA with the name of and contact information for a second individual who can be contacted if NFA cannot reach the primary contact, and the Member must update that information upon request. These individuals must be authorized to make key decisions in the event of an emergency.