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SUP 3.5.1GRP
If an auditor is to carry out his duties properly, he needs to be independent of the firm he is auditing, so that he is not subject to conflicts of interest. Many firms are also subject to requirements under the Companies Act 1989, the Building Societies Act 1986 or the Friendly Societies Act 1992 on auditor's independence.
SUP 3.5.2RRP
A firm must take reasonable steps to ensure that the auditor which it appoints is independent of the firm.
SUP 3.5.3RRP
If a firm becomes aware at any time that its auditor is not independent of the firm, it must take reasonable steps to ensure that it has an auditor independent of the firm. The firm must notify the FSA if independence is not achieved within a reasonable time.
SUP 3.5.4GRP
The FSA will regard an auditor as independent if his appointment or retention does not breach the ethical guidance in current issue from the auditor's recognised supervisory body on the appointment of an auditor in circumstances which could give rise to conflicts of interest.
SUP 3.8.7GRP
SUP 3.5.4 G explains that an auditor whose appointment does not breach the ethical guidance in current issue from the auditor's recognised supervisory body will be regarded as independent by the FSA.
COLL 8.4.5RRP
A qualified investor scheme may invest in units in a scheme (a second scheme) only if the second scheme is:(1) a regulated collective investment scheme; or(2) a scheme not within (1) where the authorised fund manager has taken reasonable care to determine that:(a) it is the subject of an independent annual audit conducted in accordance with international accounting standards;(b) it has its value verified by a person independent from its operator in relation to each day on which