Every Portfolio manager is required to appoint a Practising Company Secretary or a Practising Chartered
Accountant for conducting the internal audit. The Portfolio manager is required to report the compliance of the
aforesaid requirement to SEBI while submitting the half yearly report.
The report is to be submitted twice a year, as on 31st of March and 30th of September. The report should reach
SEBI within thirty days of the period to which it relates.
No precise period has been prescribed for the PCS to submit his report to the Board of the company. However,
it would be advisable for the PCS to give the audit report to the Portfolio Manager sufficiently well in advance to
enable the Company to report the compliance of the same to SEBI.
The scope of the internal audit would comprise the checking of compliance of SEBI (Portfolio Managers)
Regulations 1993 and circulars notifications or guidelines issued by SEBI and internal procedures followed by
the Portfolio Manager.