One of the most important things any financial advisory, fintech or financial services team should have prepared in case of a major crisis is a list of holding statements that are ready to go for various scenarios. If you find yourself in a crisis situation, you can bet that industry and sometimes national journalists will be reaching out to you and your firm for a statement. Rather than having to scramble and come up with something that is rushed and not thought through, it is best to have thoughtful statements at your fingertips that can be easily modified and tweaked slightly for the situation.
Here are a few examples:
Having holding statements prepared for situations where you aren't able to respond or provide a comment, situations where you need to buy time before providing a comment, or other potential scenarios is a huge benefit if you ever find yourself in a crisis situation. Not only will having them prepared ahead of time ensure that they are thorough, accurate, and thoughtful, but it will reduce the amount of stress and issues you're dealing with as you are trying to handle the crisis and put out the fire.
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