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  • What is a comfort letter?

    The Securities Act of 1933 has determined that underwriters may be held liable for any omissions that are deemed material in an issuing registration statement. Therefore, a registration party (i.e. broker-dealers, financial intermediaries etc.), will request that a comfort letter is issued from the named auditor prior to the registration of a client’s securities. In...

  • What type of assurance is provided in a comfort letter?

    If the financial statements were audited, then the CPA firm will provide positive assurance. If the financial statements are unaudited, then limited/negative assurance will be provided.