BBD provides readiness assessments and SOC examinations for the fund accounting, alternative investment accounting, and transfer agent functions of investment company service providers.
With the combination of our investment management industry and SOC examination expertise, BBD offers unique value for investment management industry service providers. While many firms offer SOC examination services, most of those firms do not also maintain a significant focus in the investment management industry. And most also will not offer investment management industry experts as senior members of your service team.
Generally, it depends on the needs of the end user of the report.
If the report will be used by your customers and their auditors to gain comfort with your organization’s controls related to financial reporting, you need a SOC 1 report. This examination is performed in accordance with SSAE 18.
If the report will be used by your customers and other stakeholders to gain comfort with your organization’s controls outside financial reporting, such as those related to operations or compliance, you need a SOC 2 report. This examination is performed in accordance with AT Section 101. SOC 3 reports also help end users gain comfort with your controls outside financial reporting but are general use reports and are not as detailed and comprehensive as SOC 2 reports.
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