To the shareholders of Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund N.V.
Report on the INREV adjustments
We have audited the accompanying INREV adjustments 2016 of Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund N.V., based in Amsterdam.
In our opinion the INREV adjustments are prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the accounting policies selected and disclosed by the fund, i.e. INREV valuation principles, as set out on page 76 up to and including page 82.
Basis for our opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with Dutch law, including the Dutch Standards on Auditing. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the “Our responsibilities for the audit of the INREV adjustments” section of our report.
We are independent of Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund N.V. in accordance with the Verordening inzake de onafhankelijkheid van accountants bij assurance-opdrachten (ViO) and other relevant independence regulations in the Netherlands. Furthermore we have complied with the Verordening gedrags- en beroepsregels accountants (VGBA).
We believe the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.
Description of responsibilities for the INREV adjustments
Responsibilities of management for the INREV adjustments
Management is responsible for the preparation of the INREV adjustments in accordance with the accounting policies selected and disclosed by the fund (INREV valuation principles) as set out on page 76 up to and including page 82.
Furthermore, management is responsible for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of the INREV adjustments that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibilities for the audit of the INREV adjustments
Our objective is to plan and perform the audit assignment in a manner that allows us to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence for our opinion.
Our audit has been performed with a high, but not absolute, level of assurance, which means we may not have detected all material errors and fraud.
Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these INREV adjustments. The materiality affects the nature, timing and extent of our audit procedures and the evaluation of the effect of identified misstatements on our opinion.
We have exercised professional judgment and have maintained professional skepticism throughout the audit, in accordance with Dutch Standards on Auditing, ethical requirements and independence requirements. Our audit included e.g.:
Identifying and assessing the risks of material misstatement of the INREV adjustments, whether due to fraud or error, designing and performing audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtaining audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.
Obtaining an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit 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 company’s internal control.
Evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.
Evaluating the overall presentation, structure and content of the INREV adjustments, including the disclosures.
Amsterdam, 20 March 2017
Deloitte Accountants B.V.
Signed on the original: J. Holland