As with most firms, we need to maintain certain
criteria for operating a branch office.
In addition to the general regulatory items, we require a dedicated phone/fax
line for business use. Our clearing firm uses a web-based operating system
that requires a minimum operating system of Windows 7. Reports and
functions within that system and various communications the firm uses, require
the use of MS Word and MS Excel. Anti-virus security software must be run
on all computers and kept up to date with protection.
As technology becomes ever increasingly present in
the financial industry, we at PICI require that our offices keep up-to-date
with this technology.
Web Site Presence
PICI encourages all representatives
and/or offices to have a web presence. The firm believes
that in this electronic age a web presence is both desirable and necessary
from, among other things, a standpoint of credibility and efficiency. We
allow the customization of each website to the specific business and needs that
an office may have. Representative must use PICIís resource to create and
maintain this web presence, as the Firm must review and monitor all company
websites. All websites will be hosted through the hosting company that the Firm
designates. Representative is responsible for all fees associated with
this web presence.
placed on a website and linked to must be approved by PICIís compliance
officer prior to publication.
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