In the event of any operational disruptions or major disaster, the marketplace will be more assured of member firmsâ ability to resume critical business functions in the shortest time possible with these BCM arrangements. The new BCM Rules will be in effect from 22 January 2009, and SGX Members have a period of 12 months to comply with these Rules. The Rules cover the following key points :
â¢ a Member must assess its business and operational risks and maintain adequate business continuity arrangements.
â¢ a Member must document its business continuity arrangements in a business continuity plan.
â¢ a Memberâs senior management shall be responsible for the Memberâs business continuity plan. Sufficient awareness of the risks, mitigating measures and state of readiness must be demonstrated by way of an attestation to the Memberâs Board of Directors.
â¢ a Member must review and test its business continuity plan regularly. In addition, SGX Members have to appoint âEmergency Contactâ persons and provide the Exchange with the contact details within three weeks of the effective date (by 12 February 2009).
The BCM requirements are implemented under the SGX-Securities Trading Rules, Futures Trading rules, CDP Clearing Rules and the SGX-Derivatives Clearing Rules.