Audit & Assurance

You want assurance for your investors.

Then you need auditors you can trust to protect your investors' best interests.

The alternative investment community is challenged now more than ever to protect its reputation and provide assurance to investors. Economic pressures, tighter regulatory controls and investor concerns have notably impacted the industry. Arthur Bell CPAs can help with fund auditor services, SOC 1 reports, and other reviews and compilations of financial statements.

Effective quality controls that minimize risk

Our firm is known in the industry for our integrity and quality controls because we apply the highest standards of auditing to every engagement. Our experienced team knows the intricacies of alternative investments and hedge fund financial statements. We conduct detailed audits that independently verify the accuracy of financial reporting to provide assurance to investors. Our reports on the examination of internal controls under Service Organization Control 1 (SOC 1) also provide assurances regarding the effectiveness of controls over investor accounting and financial reporting by investment managers and third party administrators.

Experience with complex alternative investments

We currently provide fund auditor services and financial statements for hundreds of hedge funds, commodity pools, funds of funds, private equity, and other investment vehicles. Our experience allows us to perform extensive audit and assurance services that are reliable and unbiased. We also help clients respond to changing industry and accounting regulations and standards.

Prior to conducting any of the following services, we evaluate our overall client relationship to look for conflicts or concerns regarding independence.

  • Audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements (including SEC registrants and broker – dealers)
  • Examinations of internal controls under SOC 1
  • Examinations of historical performance records
  • Reviews of Forms 10-Q filed quarterly by SEC registrants and other SEC filings
  • Surprise custody verifications
  • Assistance with respect to:
  • Audit preparation and consultation
  • SEC regulatory matters
  • Other regulatory compliance

We are an approved auditor in the United States, Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Mauritius, as well as other offshore jurisdictions.

We welcome you to contact us for more information on Arthur Bell CPAs and how we can help with your audit and assurance needs. You can reach us at (410) 771-0001 or via email at

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