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HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd.

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NSE: HDFCAMC ISIN Code: INE127D01025
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VOLUME 14008
52-Week high 3363.00
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HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd. (HDFCAMC) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of

HDFC Asset Management Company Limited

Report on the audit of the financial statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of HDFC AssetManagement Company Limited (the ‘Company') which comprise the Balance Sheet asat March 31 2021 the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other ComprehensiveIncome) the Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the yearthen ended and notes to the financial statements including a summary of the significantaccounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us the aforesaid financial statements give the information requiredby the Companies Act 2013 (the ‘Act') in the manner so required and give a trueand fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards specified under Section133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 asamended (‘Ind AS') and other accounting principles generally accepted in Indiaof the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2021 and its profit and othercomprehensive income the changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on thatdate.

Basis for opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing(SAs) specified under Section 143 (10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those SAsare further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the audit of thefinancial statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company inaccordance with the Code ofethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of thesefinancial statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder and we havefulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and theCode of ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient andappropriate to provide a basis for our opinion on the financial statements.

Key audit matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professionaljudgement were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of thecurrent year. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financialstatements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide aseparate opinion on these matters:

Key audit matter How the matter was addressed in our audit
Revenue Recognition: Investment Management Fee
Refer to the accounting policies in the Financial Statements: 3.5 Revenue Recognition and Note 20 to the financial statements: Significant accounting policies Note “Asset Management Services”
Investment Management Fee is the most significant balance in the Statement of Profit and Loss. There is a process of manual inputting of approved fee rate used for computation of Investment Management Fee income. Key aspects relating to timing and recognition of revenue in respect of management fee are set out below: Our audit procedures included: account
• The calculation of investment management fees is based on a percentage of the assets under management (‘AUM') of the funds managed by the Company in accordance with guidelines prescribed under SEBI (Mutual Fund) Regulations 1996 as amended from time to time Testing of Design and Operating Effectiveness of controls
• Investment management fee is accrued based on a five- step model as set out in Ind AS 115 “Revenue from Contract with Customers” • Understood and evaluated the design and implementation of management review controls and other key controls relating to recognition of investment management fee;
• The contracts include a single performance obligation that is satisfied over time and the investment management fee earned is considered as variable consideration that is included in the transaction price to the extent that no significant revenue reversal is expected to occur. • Test checked the operating effectiveness of management review controls and other key controls over recognition of investment management fee.
Substantive tests
• Evaluated the appropriateness of revenue recognition in respect of investment management fee income based on the requirements of Ind AS 115;
• Obtained and tested arithmetical accuracy of investment management fee calculations and reconciled investment management fee to amounts included in financial statements for completeness of income recognition;
• Test checked that investment management fee rates were approved by authorised personnel;
• Obtained and read the investment management fee certification reports issued by the statutory auditors of mutual fund schemes in accordance with generally accepted assurance standards for such work and reconciled the certified amounts with the accounting records;
• Test checked the investment management fee invoices and reconciled with the accounting records;
• Test checked the receipts of money of Investment Management fee income in the bank statements.
• Evaluated the adequacy of disclosures relating to the investment management fee earned by the Company.

Information other than the financial statements and auditors'report thereon

The Company's Management and Board of Directors are responsiblefor the other information. The other information comprises the information included in theCompany's Director's report but does not include the financial statements andour auditor's report thereon. The other information is expected to be made availableto us after the date of this auditor's report.

Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the otherinformation and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements ourresponsibility is to read the other information identified above when it becomes availableand in doing so consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent withthe financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to bematerially misstated.

Management's and Board of Directors' responsibility for thefinancial statements

The Company's Management and Board of Directors are responsiblefor the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Act with respect to the preparation ofthese financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs profit/loss and other comprehensive income changes in equity and cash flows of the Company inaccordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including the IndAS specified under Section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenanceof adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act forsafeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds andother irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; makingjudgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and the design implementationand maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectivelyfor ensuring accuracy and completeness of the accounting records relevant to thepreparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair viewand are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error. In preparing thefinancial statements the Management and Board of Directors are responsible for assessingthe Company's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicablematters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unlessthe Board of Directors either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations orhas no realistic alternative but to do so. The Board of Directors is also responsible foroverseeing the Company's financial reporting process.

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financialstatements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether thefinancial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraudor error and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonableassurance is a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted inaccordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if individuallyor in the aggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisionsof users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs we exercise professionaljudgement and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of thefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.

• Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to theaudit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. UnderSection 143(3)(i) of the Act we are also responsible for expressing our opinion onwhether the Company has adequate internal financial controls with reference to financialstatements in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and thereasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures in the financial statementsmade by the Management and Board of Directors.

• Conclude on the appropriateness of the Management and Board ofDirectors use of the going concern basis of accounting and based on the audit evidenceobtained whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that maycast significant doubt on the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. If weconclude that a material uncertainty exists we are required to draw attention in ourauditor's report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or if suchdisclosures are inadequate to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the auditevidence obtained up to the date of our auditor's report. However future events orconditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of thefinancial statements including the disclosures and whether the financial statementsrepresent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding amongother matters the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that wehave complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and tocommunicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thoughtto bear on our independence and where applicable related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance wedetermine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financialstatements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describethese matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes publicdisclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that amatter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doingso would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of suchcommunication.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016(‘the Order') issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143 (11) ofthe Act we give in the “Annexure A” a statement on the mattersspecified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order to the extent applicable.

(A) As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act we report that:

a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanationswhich to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of ouraudit;

b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have beenkept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

c) The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss (including OtherComprehensive Income) Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flowsdealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with theInd AS specified under Section 133 of the Act;

e) On the basis of the written representations received from theDirectors as on March 31 2021 and taken on record by the Board of Directors none of theDirectors are disqualified as on March 31 2021 from being appointed as a director interms of Section 164 (2) of the Act and

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls withreference to financial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness includingof such controls refer to our separate Report in “Annexure B”.

(B) With respect to the other matters to be included in theAuditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors)Rules 2014 in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations as atMarch 31 2021 on its financial position in its financial statements – refer note 31to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts includingderivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses;

iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to theInvestor Education and Protection Fund by the Company and

iv. The disclosures in the financial statements regarding holdings aswell as dealings in specified bank notes during the period from November 8 2016 toDecember 30 2016 have not been made in these financial statements since they do notpertain to the financial year ended March 31 2021.

(C) With respect to the matter to be included in the Auditor'sReport under Section 197(16) of the Act:

In our opinion and according to the information and explanations givento us the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the current year is inaccordance with the provisions of Section 197 of the Act. The remuneration paid to anydirector is not in excess of the limit laid down under Section 197 of the Act. TheMinistry of Corporate Affairs has not prescribed other details under Section 197 (16) ofthe Act which are required to be commented upon by us.

Annexure A to the Independent Auditor's Report

March 31 2021 (Referred to in our report of even date)

i. (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing fullparticulars including quantitative details and situation of property plant andequipment.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of itsproperty plant and equipment by which all the property plant and equipment are verifiedannually. In our opinion this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable havingregard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancieswere noticed on such verification.

(c) The title deeds of immovable properties recorded as property plantand equipment in the books of account of the Company are held in the name of the Company.\

ii. The Company is a service company primarily rendering investmentmanagement services portfolio management services and investment advisory services.Accordingly it does not hold any inventories.

Thus paragraph 3 (ii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

iii. According to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms limitedliability partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section189 of the Act. Thus paragraph 3 (iii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has not advanced any loan given any guarantee or provided anysecurity in connection with loan to any of its Directors or to any person in whom theDirector is interested. The Company has complied with the provisions of Section 186 of theAct with respect to the investments made.

v. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has not accepted deposits as per the directives issued by ReserveBank of India and the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions ofthe Act and Rules framed thereunder. Thus paragraph 3 (v) of the Order is not applicableto the Company.

vi. The Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of costrecords under Section 148 (1) of the Act for any of the services rendered by theCompany. Thus paragraph 3 (vi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us andon the basis of our examination of the books of account amounts deducted/accrued in thebooks of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including provident fund incometax goods and services tax cess and other material statutory dues have been regularlydeposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

As explained to us the Company did not have any dues on account ofsales tax wealth tax employees' state insurance duty of customs duty of exciseand value added tax. According to the information and explanations given to us noundisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund income tax goods and servicestax cess and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at March 31 2021 for aperiod of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us thereare no dues of provident fund goods and services tax cess and other material statutorydues which have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes. The duesoutstanding on account of dispute are as follows:

Name of the Statute Nature of the Dues Amount (Rs.) Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is pending
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 2705330 A.Y. 2008-2009 High Court of Bombay
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 869199 A.Y. 2009-2010 Commissioner of Income Tax Appeal
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 741820 A.Y. 2010-2011 Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 1168520 A.Y. 2011-2012 Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 1324140 A.Y. 2012-2013 Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 15169450 A.Y. 2012-2013 Commissioner of Income Tax Appeal
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 1095590 A.Y. 2013-2014 Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 17138730 A.Y. 2013-2014 Commissioner of Income Tax Appeal
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 2518814 A.Y. 2014-2015 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 1267737 A.Y. 2016-2017 Commissioner of Income Tax Appeal
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax 11037951 A.Y. 2017-2018 Commissioner of Income Tax Appeal

viii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has not taken any loan or borrowing from financial institutionbank government or debenture holders. Thus paragraph 3 (viii) of the Order is notapplicable to the Company.

ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer orfurther public offer (including debt instrument) or term loans during the year. Thusparagraph 3 (ix) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

x. According to the information and explanations given to us nomaterial fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has beennoticed or reported during the course of our audit.

xi. According to the information and explanations given to us and basedon our examination of the records the Company has paid/provided for managerialremuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions ofSection 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company is not a Nidhi Company as per the Act. Thus paragraph 3 (xii) ofthe Order is not applicable to the Company.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us andbased on our examination of the records of the Company all transactions entered into bythe Company with the related parties are in compliance with Sections 177 and 188 of theAct where applicable and details of such transactions have been disclosed in thefinancial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us andbased on our examination of the records the Company has not made any preferentialallotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures duringthe year. Thus paragraph 3 (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us and basedon our examination of the records of the Company the Company has not entered intonon-cash transactions with Directors or person connected with him. Thus paragraph 3 (xv)of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xvi. According to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is not required to be registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of IndiaAct 1934. Thus paragraph 3 (xvi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

Annexure B to the Independent Auditor's Report

March 31 2021 (Referred to in our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls with reference to thefinancial statements under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the CompaniesAct 2013 (‘the Act')

(Referred to in paragraph (A.f.) under ‘Report on Other Legal andRegulatory Requirements' section of our report of even date)

Opinion

We have audited the internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements of HDFC Asset Management Company Limited (the ‘Company') asof March 31 2021 in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Companyfor the year ended on that date.

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects adequateinternal financial controls with reference to financial statements and such internalfinancial controls were operating effectively as at March 31 2021 based on the internalfinancial controls with reference to financial statements criteria established by theCompany considering the essential components of internal control stated in the GuidanceNote on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by theInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (the ‘Guidance Note').

Management's responsibility for internal financial controls

The Company's management and the Board of Directors areresponsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on theinternal financial controls with reference to financial statements criteria established bythe Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in theGuidance Note. These responsibilities include the design implementation and maintenanceof adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring theorderly and efficient conduct of its business including adherence to Company'spolicies the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds anderrors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timelypreparation of reliable financial information as required under the Act.

Auditor's responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company'sinternal financial controls with reference to financial statements based on our audit. Weconducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on

Auditing prescribed under Section 143 (10) of the Act to the extentapplicable to an audit of internal financial controls with reference to financialstatements. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethicalrequirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whetheradequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements wereestablished and maintained and whether such controls operated effectively in all materialrespects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence aboutthe adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements andtheir operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements included obtaining an understanding of such internal financialcontrols assessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluatingthe design and operating effectiveness of internal financial control based on the assessedrisk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgement including theassessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements whether dueto fraud or error. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient andappropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internalfinancial controls with reference to financial statements.

Meaning of internal financial controls with reference to financialstatements

The Company's internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements is a process designed to provide a reasonable assurance regarding thereliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements forexternal purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. TheCompany's internal financial controls with reference to financial statements includesthose policies and procedures that

(1) pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detailaccurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of theCompany;

(2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded asnecessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the Company arebeing made only in accordance with authorisations of management and Directors of theCompany and

(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timelydetection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of the Company's assetsthat could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls withreference to financial statements including the possibility of collusion or impropermanagement override of controls material misstatements due to error or fraud may occurand not be detected. Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements to future periods are subject to the riskthat the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements may becomeinadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with thepolicies or procedures may deteriorate.

For B S R & Co. LLP
Chartered Accountants
Firm's Registration No: 101248W/W-100022
Akeel Master
Partner
Mumbai Membership No: 046768
April 27 2021 UDIN: 21046768AAAABZ3526

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