Investment Company Audit and Tax


BBD's Investment Management Group To Be Acquired By Cohen & Company

We are pleased to announce the exciting news that our firm’s Investment Management Group will be acquired by Cohen & Company. 

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The Boutique Solution for the Audit and Tax Needs of Registered and Private Funds

We currently provide audit and tax services for more than 120 fund complexes, both registered and private, comprising approximately 450 products. Fund complexes that we serve range in size to more than 40 funds, and net assets range in size from start-up funds to more than $17 billion. Our broad range of investment management industry expertise includes funds of virtually all investment strategies. Through our affiliate, BBD Cayman, we provide audit services for offshore funds.





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We offer the following services for registered funds, including mutual funds, ETFs, interval funds and closed-end funds:

Audit and Audit-Related Services

  • Audits of annual financial statements
  • Assistance with semi-annual reports to shareholders
  • Review of post-effective amendments to registration statements
  • Internal Controls reviews


Tax Services

  • Preparation or review of federal/state income tax returns
  • Preparation or review of federal excise tax returns
  • Assistance with interpretation of sub-chapter M requirements
  • Assistance with or review of dividend distribution calculations
  • Assistance with Year-end Form 1099 and other tax reporting
  • Assistance with analyzing tax ramifications of complex securities transactions

We offer the following services for private funds:

Accounting and Auditing

  • Audits of annual financial statements
  • Compilation or review of financial statements
  • Review of Internal Controls
  • Assistance with partnership profit allocations and performance-based fee calculations


Tax Services

  • Consultation on tax aspects of security transactions
  • Preparation of federal/state partnerships returns and Form K-1s
  • Assistance with or representation for IRS or state tax audits
  • Assistance with analyzing tax ramifications of complex securities transactions
  • Assistance with partnership profit allocations for tax purposes


In addition to audit and tax services, our Investment Management Group offers objective insight regarding:

  • Organization of start-ups
  • Selection of form of organization
  • Selecting third-party service providers


What Our Clients Are Saying

The BBD client experience is not just a promise in a proposal.

At BBD, we survey our clients regularly.  Monitoring and measuring the value of the BBD client experience on a consistent basis helps us to make improvements that have immediate impact.

The results of our surveys confirm that our clients value collaboration and partnership as much as we do, and that we are delivering on our commitment.

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Setting the PACE
For the Client Experience

Our values drive everything we do at BBD and differentiate us in the commoditized world of audit and tax services.  BBD's professionals are passionate about the distinct industries we serve; authentic in our relationships and communication with our clients; and collaborative in navigating our clients' challenges.  Our commitment to living these BBD core values enables us to deliver an exceptional client experience. We're setting the PACE for client experience quality.