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1 _ Hartford Investment Management Company ( HIMCO ) Business Resiliency Policy and Procedures April

2 POLICY REVISION AND APPROVAL HISTORY Effective Date Description of Action Approved by Name and Title October 1, 2004 Creation of Policy David Znamierowski, President March 29, 2006 Update of Policy David Znamierowski, President January 31, 2007 Update of Policy David Znamierowski, President August 21, 2008 Update of Policy Barbara Keller, HIMCO Chief Compliance Officer February 9, 2010 Update of Policy Barbara Keller, HIMCO Chief Compliance Officer April 8, 2015 Update of Policy Robert Lewton, HIMCO Chief Compliance Officer POLICY OVERSIGHT Most Recent Evaluation Date Description of Action Reviewed by Policy Owner 3Q 2013 Test of Policy HIMCO Office of Testing Regulatory Compliance April 8, 2015 Assessment of HIMCO Chief Regulatory Compliance Policy Compliance Officer POLICY STATEMENT As a fiduciary, HIMCO has an obligation to its clients to take steps to protect its clients interests from being placed at risk as a result of the adviser s inability to provide advisory services after a business interruption (e.g. natural disaster or the incapacitation of key personnel). The SEC, as well as other regulatory agencies, requires advisers to have written compliance policies and procedures that address business resiliency and disaster recovery. These plans must be reasonably designed to allow the adviser to support the resumption of time-sensitive business operations and functions with minimal disruption. HIMCO has developed and implemented Business Resiliency and Disaster Recovery Plans in order to protect client interests and safeguard business operations, records and personnel during periods of disruptive events. PROCEDURES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Business Resiliency Plan versus Disaster Recovery Plan Business Resiliency Plans address the business processes needed to support the resumption of advisory services. Disaster Recovery Plans address the technology and infrastructure needs to support the resumption of business activities. These plans provide a comprehensive approach to ensure that HIMCO is able to continue its advisory services during disruptive events and includes procedures for employees to resume business activities quickly and effectively. 2

3 HIMCO s Business Resiliency Plan addresses the critical business processes, tools, and personnel required to resume business activities. The Business Resiliency Plan includes (at a minimum) procedures that address the following key areas: remote access to our network for all HIMCO employees; ability to execute trades on behalf of The Hartford and 3 rd party clients; ability to monitor changes in financial, operational, and risk exposures; methods to communicate with clients; methods to communicate with employees; critical business and counterparty impact; regulatory reporting; and communications with regulators HIMCO s Disaster Recovery Plan includes (at a minimum) the following information: data back-up and recovery; access to critical systems; and alternative physical locations. HIMCO S FIRST RESPONSE AND BUSINESS RECOVERY TEAMS First Response Team The First Response Team will assess the impact that a particular incident has on the business and based upon the team's assessment, the Business Recovery Team may be engaged. Business Resiliency Coordinator An individual is assigned to work with HIMCO s management team, the First Response Team, and the Business Recovery Team to coordinate all activities related to this policy. This individual is also responsible for facilitating the activities necessary to respond to a business interruption. Business Recovery Team This team consists of senior leaders representing each department within HIMCO. Members of the Business Recovery Team meet with the business resiliency coordinator to represent their departments in Business Resiliency planning, validate the Business Resiliency Plan, and communicate updates to their personnel as appropriate. When a disruptive event occurs, each member will be responsible for assessing the impact to their specific department and determining if their business resiliency plan should be activated. Members of the Business Recovery Team may also be responsible for initiating communication to impacted personnel. HIMCO s Business Resiliency Plan may be accessed through the Disaster & Business Resiliency link on the HIMCO iconnect Home Page. 3

4 TESTING The Business Recovery Team ensures material updates to the Business Resiliency Plan are made throughout the year to capture organizational and technical changes through interviews with key personnel within the Firm. On at least an annual basis, the Business Resiliency Plan is reviewed and tested. These tests include (but are not limited): 1) communications to employees, 2) accessing the critical applications and tools via VPN/SSL remote access, and 3) resuming critical business activities as outlined in the Business Resiliency Plan. On at least an annual basis, the Disaster Recovery Plan is reviewed and tested. These tests include (but are not limited): 1) confirmation of application, including supporting components, availability in the Disaster Recovery environment, and 2) performing applicable application tests and/or process scenarios as defined in the Disaster Recovery Execution Plan. REPORTING At least annually, the First Response Team is responsible for providing a written report to HIMCO s Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Operations Committee ( GRCO ) and The Hartford s Business Resiliency Office summarizing its activities and test findings. RECORDKEEPING All records related to the Business and Disaster Recovery program (reports, test logs, and other correspondence) will be maintained by the Business Resiliency Coordinator and shall be available to the SEC or any representative of the SEC at any time and from time to time for reasonable periodic, special or other examination, and shall be retained for a period not less than seven years in an easily accessible location, the first three years in HIMCO s principal office. Records that are stored electronically must meet Investment Advisers Act Rule 204-2(g) (Micrographic and Electronic Storage), which allows HIMCO to maintain records on microfilm, microfiche, or any electronic or digital storage medium so long as: (a) the records are arranged and indexed in a way that permits easy location, access, and retrieval; (b) HIMCO is able to promptly provide the SEC with a legible, true, and complete copy of the record in its storage medium; a legible true, and complete printout of the record; and means to access, view, and print the records; and (c) HIMCO separately stores a duplicate copy of the record. In the case of electronic media, HIMCO must have procedures to reasonably safeguard the records from loss, alteration, or destruction; limit access to properly authorized personnel and the SEC; and reasonably ensure that any reproduction of a non-electronic original is complete, legible, and true when received. ASSOCIATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Record Retention Policy REGULATORY AUTHORITY Interagency Paper on Sound Practices to Strengthen the Resilience of the U.S. Financial System, SEC Release no (April 7, 2003) Investment Advisers Act Release No (Dec. 17, 2003) (at n.22 and accompanying text) National Futures Association Rule

5 SEC, CFTC and FINRA staff advisory on business continuity and disaster recovery planning (Aug 16, 2013) National Exam Program Risk Alert by the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, SEC Examinations of Business Continuity Plans of Certain Advisers Following Operational Disruptions Caused by Weather-Related Events Last Year (Aug. 27, 2013) 5

6 APPENDIX A ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OUTLINE TASK Disaster Recovery Plan Documentation Business Resiliency Plan Documentation Business Resiliency Plan Test OWNER(S) IT Enterprise Services Enterprise Services POLICY RISK EVALUATION ASSOCIATED RISKS Computer system failures, limit the surveillance/control activities of Compliance (MyCompliance Office, Blackrock, etc ) Failure to have procedures in place to address events that may prevent staff from getting to the North Plaza building. INHERENT RISK LEVEL Medium Medium 6

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