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SIFMA announces dates for 2014 business continuity planning tests and exercises

SIFMA, the US Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, has scheduled a number of business continuity related tests and exercises in the second half of 2014.

These include:

- The Industry-Wide BCP Testing Initiative: October 25th, 2014.
As part of the ongoing securities industry testing initiative, SIFMA will lead the 2014 industry-wide business continuity test where firms submit test orders and transactions to markets and utilities. The exercise will involve test transactions for equities, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, commercial paper, settlement, payments, Treasury auctions and market data. The test is supported by all major exchanges, markets and industry utilities.

- Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Series
SIFMA is coordinating with government and private organizations to sponsor a two year series of pandemic influenza based business continuity exercises. The 2014 schedule for these is:

  • September 9th-10th: Pandemic Accord Mid-Planning Conference and MESL Workshop
  • November 6th-7th: Final planning meeting to Review Master Scenario List
  • November 13th: Pandemic Influenza Wave 1 Full Scale Exercise
  • November 20th: Pandemic Influenza Wave 2 Full Scale Exercise
  • December 1st-4th: Pandemic Influenza Recovery / Reconstitution Tabletop Exercise and Pandemic Accord Hotwash.

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•Date: 6th May 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC testing & exercising

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