Hamlin is committed to taking reasonable steps to provide protection for essential activities and critical support services should significant business disruption result from events such as power outages, natural disasters, pandemics or other situations. Hamlin has established a Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan with the purpose of providing stable service to our clients and the safeguarding of assets, processes and customer data while enabling continued operation of critical functions during or immediately following a disruption.

Our Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan considers various levels and types of disruptions that might affect a building, business district, city or a wide-scale condition within a region. Hamlin’s Contingency and Disaster Recovery Team includes key personnel responsible for creating, managing and monitoring the Firm’s preparedness by providing education, training and continual maintenance of the program covering our business activities. All business areas establish, test and maintain tailored business continuity plans. These plans include recovery consideration for communication to our clients, regulators and employees, critical processes, personnel, technology, functions, and associated recovery times. The plans are tested throughout the year to certify and validate the recovery strategy of all business functions.

Our Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan is subject to review by regulatory authorities. However, no contingency plan can eliminate all risks of service disruption. Our ability to resume critical functions is also dependent upon the Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan established by third parties, including exchanges, vendors and utilities. In our commitment to ensuring our program remains comprehensive and up-to-date, changes to our risk mitigation strategy may require modification to our Contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan without notification. In the event of a disaster, we will post information necessary to continue business on our website.