Citco announces completion of the Banking, Depositary and Custody Services SOC 1 report for the sixth consecutive year
New York, 17 November 2016 – The Citco Group Limited is pleased to announce, that for the year ended 30 September 2016, Citco Banking, Depositary and Custody Services have successfully received a Service Organization Control 1 (“SOC 1”) Type #2 certification from an independent auditing firm for the sixth consecutive year. The examination in respect of the processes and controls within Citco Banking, Depositary and Custody Services resulted in the provision of an unqualified audit opinion from an independent audit firm.
The 2016 SOC 1 Type #2 Report has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines contained in the United States Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (“SSAE”) No. 16 and International Standard On Assurance Engagements (“ISAE”) 3402 and its related amendments and interpretations.
The overall scope of the 2016 SOC 1 Type #2 Report covers Citco’s operations that provide Banking, Depositary and Custody services to our clients. As Citco Banking, Depositary and Custody Services continuously looks to demonstrate its continuing commitment to internal controls, the scope of the 2016 SOC 1 Type #2 Report has been further expanded, to include Banking Services processes for Citco Bank and Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited and Citco Bank and Trust Company Limited (Cayman Islands).
For 2016, the independent examination consisted of an evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of the following controls:
From a Banking, Depositary and Custody Services perspective, the examination included:
- Banking Services;
- Depositary Services (Dublin & Luxembourg);
- Client Order Placement;
- Client Trade Verification;
- Trade Document Completion;
- Corporate Actions;
- Securities Reconciliation;
- Cash Reconciliation;
- Static Data;
- Network Management; and
From an Information Technology perspective, the examination included controls relating to:
- Change management;
- Back-up, retention, restoration and replication;
- Logical security;
- Physical security;
- Incident management; and
- Job scheduling and system monitoring.
The completion of the SOC 1 examination demonstrates the continuing commitment of Citco Banking, Depositary and Custody Services to quality and confidentiality, as well as further demonstrates, that Citco Banking, Depositary and Custody Services continues to maintain a high level of internal control.
The Citco Group Limited welcomes any inquiries that our clients may have with respect to the 2016 SOC 1 Type #2 Report.