Baringa's annual CASS insight survey is the largest of its kind in the UK. 

Now in its sixth edition, 42 firms took part in 2023, sharing their views on CASS audit, the growing roles of software and automation in CASS management, and other key areas of concern. The responses highlighted how well firms continue to respond to keep client assets safe and how auditors are improving the audit experience. In summary, we are in a period of continued stability although firms do continue to invest in technology solutions to support their CASS processes and controls. 

We now have 6 years of survey data to trend and our observations reflect changes from 2017 to 2023. Download our report for further details including:

•    Range of CASS ‘audit costs’ for firms
•    Numbers of audit findings, incidents and breaches
•    The amount firms are spending on technology
•    What firms think will be important over the next couple of years


The survey consisted of more than 100 questions and recorded detailed information on the size of CASS teams, the roles of CASS oversight officers, type of approach used for client money calculation, and more. Results can be analysed by different attributes including sector, business activity, firm size, CASS footprint, etc., allowing firms to compare themselves to peer organisations even when they are not in the same industry group. Baringa offers a benchmarking service against this data. 


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