5.9.2 Statutory Audit Report For General Clearing Members

Past version: Effective up to 21 Apr 2019

Without prejudice to such audit and/or reporting requirements as may be imposed by CDP from time to time, a General Clearing Member shall furnish to CDP, within five (5) months of the end of its financial year or within such longer period as may be permitted in writing by CDP, the relevant forms which a General Clearing Member is required to lodge in the prescribed format under Regulation 27(9) of the SFR (Financial and Margin Requirements), the annual accounts duly audited by, and the certificate of, its auditor or auditors who shall be a public accountant or a firm of public accountants approved by CDP. The certificate shall pertain to the audit conducted by such auditor or auditors in respect of the financial year aforesaid and shall state, at a minimum:—

(1) whether, in the opinion of the auditor or auditors, the General Clearing Member has complied with the capital and financial requirements as set out in this Clearing Rules and the SFR (Financial and Margin Requirements);
(2) whether, in the opinion of the auditor or auditors, the General Clearing Member's books of accounts and records are those usual in a business of that nature and appear to have been kept in a proper manner in accordance with the provisions of this Clearing Rules and the SFA;
(3) whether, in the opinion of the auditor or auditors, the financial position of the General Clearing Member is such as to enable it to conduct its business on sound grounds, having regard to the nature and volume of the business transacted during its past financial year as shown by its books of accounts and records; and
(4) whether the auditor or auditors has or have obtained all the necessary information and explanations for the proper conduct of the audit and to enable him or them to furnish his or their certificate.

Amended on 12 October 200512 October 2005 and 1 July 20081 July 2008.