AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE UNITHOLDERS OF ABERDEEN SELECT PORTFOLIO (Constituted under a Trust Deed in the Republic of Singapore)
Report on the financial statements
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Aberdeen Select Portfolio (“the Trust”) which comprise the Statements of Financial Position and Statements of Portfolio as at 30 September 2014, the Statements of Total Return and Statements of Movements of Unitholders’ Funds for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, as set out on pages 57 to 132.
Manager’s responsibility for the financial statements
The Manager of the Trust is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with the recommendations of Statement of Recommended Accounting Practice 7 “Reporting Framework for UnitTrusts” issued by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, and for such internal control as the Manager of the Trust determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Singapore Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Trust’s preparation of financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Trust’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the Manager of the Trust, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Trust as at 30 September 2014 and the total return for the year then ended in accordance with the recommendations of Statement of Recommended Accounting Practice 7 “Reporting Framework for Unit Trusts” issued by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
KPMG LLP Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants
Singapore 20 November 2014